Okonjima Bush Camp

Reviews of Okonjima Bush Camp

Excellent(97%) From 186 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 186 of our travellers who have visited Okonjima Bush Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr J. from Bedford
Arrived on: 10-May-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Maximize your stay at Okonjima

This camp was superb and we only wished we had booked our stay here for longer than one night - this is top of our list for a return visit and warrants a stay of at least 2 nights to participate in all the activities. We stayed in Chalet 9 which can only be described as pure indulgence and exceeded all our expectations.
The leopard tracking with Head Guide, Rohan, was fantastic and we were lucky enough to observe a male leopard with its kill being stalked by two scavenging brown hyenas only feet from where we were seated, in addition to the other wildlife we encountered en-route.
Staff were exemplary - friendly and helpful and went out of their way to assist. The evening meal was excellent and our only disappointment would be that we had an early start for our drive to the airport and the breakfast choice was very unappealing and limited (yoghurt, bread and coffee) and no fresh fruit, juices, cheese or meat platter, or cooked food available or offered to us before we left.

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Mr & Mrs N - Queensland
Arrived on: 1-May-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

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Mr P & Mrs L - February in Namibia
Arrived on: 18-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp

The highlight of our trip! They call it a bush camp, but the rondavels are amazing, each with a separate "sitting room" open to the bush in front with seed to feed the guinea fowl, warthogs and hornbill birds.

Our guide was the chief guide for the whole of Okonjima/Africat. A gentle giant of a man from Zimbabwe called Previous. We had several drives with him including tracking cheetah on foot and seeing leopard. We were privileged to witness their two lion being fed.

They are kept there mainly to show/educate local children the importance of respecting their native wildlife. This is true for the Africat organisation.

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The G's. from London
Arrived on: 13-Dec-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lovely Camp

Lovely accommodation. Apart from your chalet you have a TV room style viewing point next door with fridge and refreshments.
Although you are at ground level there is a beautiful view with animals and birds in sight.

Amazing place to see leopards and cheetah. The guides have tracking devices and seem to find them most times.

There is a trip to a hide at night where you can view the animals very closely.
Lovely pool area for some downtime which you need with the early mornings.

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Mrs & Mr W - Dorset
Arrived on: 10-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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A comfortable start. Just right.

Okonjima is easy to get to, tarmac roads and fully signposted as you arrive. The bungalows are large, very private and well furnished with a kitchenette, bathroom, sitting area, and room outside. There's a lovely outlook over grazing game, and a personal mini-waterhole to attract the birds and the likes of warthog. Also a personal bag of bird seed. The reception area/restaurant is equally pleasant. We regretted only being able to get one night's stay.

The leopard tracking activity let us see plenty of game - as well as the leopards. It might be a bit 'unreal', but it wasn't a bad way to start. The night drive to a hide produced a Brown Hyena, but was otherwise rather more effort than it was worth. The early morning cheetah tracking was much like the leopard. It was nice to do some of this on foot. And, again, there were plenty of other things to see. I thought our guide was very professional in his work, something that you could apply to all the staff.

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Mr & Mrs S from Harrow
Arrived on: 8-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Perfect and memorable

Superb.

Not a national park but still great viewing of leopards, cheetah, brown hyenas and pircupines.

Luxurious accommodation, great guide and wonderful staff.

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Mr & Mrs C. from Cambridge
Arrived on: 30-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

Amazing rooms - although coming here from Etosha (where we stayed in the NP itself not at a private lodge) it was a bit overwhelming.

Great game drives - the driver certainly pushed the vehicle to its limits.

And an opportunity to get right up close to cheetah. Sadly we saw no leopards.

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D and P from Lavenham, Suffolk
Arrived on: 14-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Luxury! A little oasis!

A surprise to see green grass - everywhere else was so careful with water! The most luxurious accommodation of the tour.

More wildlife to see with game drives, cheetahs and leopards living as freely as possible.

Food excellent as it has been on whole trip.

Wonderful day rooms where all sorts of birds and even a warthog came to feed. A jar of food provided and replenished!

Great night hide!

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BarryT from Knutsford
Arrived on: 8-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent cheetah and leopard tracking

The home of Africat is one of the best places to see the big cats and we were not disappointed.

Brilliant guide Martin made sure we got to see the cats up close and we even walked to within fifteen metres of two cheetahs. Truly memorable experience.

Once again we were upgraded this time to the Bush camp as the Plains Camp was full. Excellent large chalet with massive windows overlooking the plain and a separate Rondavel where you could sit during the day with a glass or too and watch he wildlife.

We went on several safaris and saw cheetah and leopard plus impala, warthogs, and kudu.After leaving Ongava we drove through Otjiwarongo which is a great place to stock up. Lots of petrol stations and supermarkets. We thought Okonjima would be less luxurious after Ongava but we were not disappointed. Great staff, lovely food, and brilliant guide make this a place you should not miss.Don't miss the afternoon tea just before you go out tracking.

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Ms G & Mr F - London
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Wish we would have stayed two nights!

We thought this was just a stop over on our way to the airport but it was actually really great.

Rooms were excellent. Very big and isolated from each other. Every room had a mini water hole outside and massive windows to watch the animals. Also had a separate hut with cosy sofas exposed to the outdoors to relax in.

Plenty of excursions offered but we only got to partake in two as stayed just one night. Would have like to have done some of the walks and extra excursions. Service excellent and food great (massive breakfast omelette was great and Kudu wrap for lunch great). Slightly smaller camp so more intimate and great central setting.

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