Okonjima Bush Camp

Reviews of Okonjima Bush Camp

Excellent(97%) From 176 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 176 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.
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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Drs F & S - Oregon
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A great way to end the trip

Enjoyed the conservation effort and seeing all the cats.

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Paul & Nicky from Keswick
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

A luxury camp to enjoy at the beginning or end of your trip if you feel like spoiling yourself and taking a couple of easy days.

The camp is easy to get to, spacious, with luxurious rooms. The food is excellent and the staff are warm hearted and professional. The fenced nature of the Reserve makes it very different indeed to Ongava, but it does allow you to see cheetahs and leopards at close quarters. We thoroughly enjoyed the cheetah tracking on foot with our guide Jonas, who was very reassuring at times when my wife was somewhat nervous!

The leopard tracking in a vehicle was also incredible, where we witnessed a leopard consuming a warthog, with a hyena trying to get involved rather nervously. These are sights of nature in the raw and amazing to witness, but one couldn’t describe them as a pleasure to witness!

More of a luxury holiday location in the Bush rather than a wilderness feel but still an absolute pleasure.

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Mr P M - Namibia Fly-in
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Close contact with wildlife

A very different experience from the desert camps owned by Wilderness. The setting and the large numbers of birds and other wildlife make this a worthwhile camp to stay in. I particularly liked having a small waterhole outside my room, along with the attached "hide" and a supply of birdseed which enhanced the viewing experience.

Getting close to cheetahs and leopards was an excellent experience, albeit not easily brought about by the guide. This was the only camp, however, where my single traveller status felt like a slight handicap - eating alone, for example, without being asked if I would prefer to have company, as in Serra Cafema, and spending much of the last game drive (following a female leopard) unable to hear the guide or see what was happening. This was partly a result of the greater numbers of visitors, but also the different style of this camp.

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Mr and Ms K from Brisbane
Arrived on: 18-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp

Great location but a little contrived. It was nice to see leopard and cheetah but felt a little bit like it was cheating as they were so easy to find with the collars. We walked right up to 2 cheetahs - almost felt like they were tame. If you want to see these beautiful creatures then it is a great option but if you want the feeling of seeing them in the wild then maybe give it a miss.

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Family H & L - Berkshire
Arrived on: 4-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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BRILLIANT!!

Great place!

Arrived round 3.30pm - and did not realise lunch was included in our package - as well as an afternoon leopard tracking session. However, staff were great and quickly packed us up on our own for a private guided tour with Michael - before we even checked in! great trip - saw 4 leopards incl 2 cubs.

accommodation fantastic - the separate viewing chalet for each room - with bird seed to chuck out the window, blankets, comfy chairs, t/ coffee and homemade biscuits - was great. We had warthogs and deer things come right up and could even tickle the warthogs back!

Evening night ride was also excellent - saw nothing in the hide, but guide went off looking and we found 4 porcupine including 2 baby ones, plus a whole host of other beasties. Checked in late - in the dark...

next day - early walk for cheetahs - and found 4, easy time through lunch and went hyena hunting in the pm - saw none - so switched to leopards again - and saw a couple more. Sundowners with the baboons. Great room, great guide, great staff - a highlight!

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Mrs N. from Purley
Arrived on: 25-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great drives in the bush

We loved this camp and would definitely love to re visit. The guides were very knowledgeable.

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Mrs H. from Leyburn
Arrived on: 25-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

We were in room 9, which is the mini suite, and quite different to the other rooms. We loved it and an excellent choice for a winters stay, as it had a fire place.
I've travelled in many safari trucks, and these had the least amount of room and were probably the most uncomfortable yet.

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Ms F. from Southampton
Arrived on: 22-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

This was a great place to stay and it was wonderful to be able to see wild leopards and cheetahs. The guide we had was excellent and the accommodation was great.

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