Okonjima Bush Camp

Reviews of Okonjima Bush Camp

Excellent(97%) From 218 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 218 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.
Ms S. from Surrey
Arrived on: 24-Nov-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Incredible Guide

Brilliant room - loads of space. Good food.

Guide was incredible (and also found my phone that had been lost off the back of the truck in the dark - absolute legend).

Well designed and decorated dining room / social space with lovely garden views.

Really good work being done for animal conservation..

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Mr & Mrs T from Sawbo
Arrived on: 22-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima, our final camp

Excellent accomodation with the glass wall in the sleeping area and the "outside lounge" where we were entertained by the visiting guinea fowl and red hornbills.

Again everything was brilliant - our guide Opari, the staff and the food. Had a great morning at the Africat centre to see the rescued cheetahs, etc. In the afternoon we tracked, on foot, two white rhinos. Got pretty close but we were always confident that our tracker knew what he was doing. Plenty of wildlife in this area as it was not as dry as the areas of the other camps.

Our day finished with a close up encounter between a leopard and a brown hyena. A lot of growling but nobody got hurt.

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Louise & David from UK
Arrived on: 11-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp gets top marks!

A long 30 mins drive from the main road, however it’s an ideal halfway stopover between Etosha and Windhoek. But more than that, Okonjima is a fantastic place, wonderful people who are truly dedicated to conservation and have a love and understanding of the leopards and cheetahs and all the creatures we saw during our 2 night stay.

The accommodation is fabulous, the communal areas and surroundings superb, food varied and delicious - we can’t rate it highly enough! And as if that isn’t enough to recommend it, all the staff were so engaging and fun to be with and our Guide was very knowledgeable, interesting and a delight to spend time with and learn from. Yes the leopard sightings are somewhat contrived as they are collared and radio-tracked but this in no way detracted from the experience as we were able to spend half an hour or more watching them and learning a little of their habits and behaviour. The rescued cheetahs are in a large compound, not so interesting for us.

We came away with huge respect for the Africat Foundation and it’s work and dedication to helping to improve the lives of the local people and their relationship with the animals, big cats in particular. The wildlife centre was fascinating, not only educational but fun.

A wonderful couple of days, a delightful experience!

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Mr & Mrs R from UK
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Mr J & Ms D from UK
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

Incredible vast and beautiful rooms + very friendly and enthusiastic staff.

The highlight was the seeing 3 brown hyenas at the nighthide and leopard in the afternoon

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Mr & Mrs S from Harrow
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Superb - great viewing

Fantastic guide, Rohan, and great sightings of leopards, brown hyenas, aardvark, aardwolf, genet, and many other species.

Good food and service.

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Mrs C. from Blauzac
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

Great lodge, amazing rooms - wished we had had longer. Again a great guide who made a great effort to find us a leopard.

Loved the bird feed for feeding the guinea fowl from our sitting room - what a wonderful room.

This was the one lodge where we experienced what can I say 'distracted service'. At breakfast we had to go hunting for staff to order our cooked breakfast. Our welcome wasn't warm. I felt as if there was a manager missing.

But honestly Nothing to spoil our stay. The standard had been so high in all the other lodges that comparisons were obviously made.

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Eve& Reuben from Bozeman
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

Our favorite place, the place we would return to and take others. Good choice on your part for our last lodge.

Our guide Gerts (sp?) was the best. He listened when we said one of goals was to see a pangolin and took to 2. He gave a good tour of the care center (of particular interest Reuben for having worked for years in one the US), found a honey badger too, and was always good company.

He explained so well the problem of habituated carnivores, and demonstrated the concern when we fed two lions.

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Mike from Oxford
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Amazing accommodation!!

Arriving at the gate to Okonjima Nature Reserve there is still a 24 km drive to Bush Camp!! A slight sense of Jurassic Park as you pass through the security gates!!

Amazing reception/dining area and could hardly believe that our accommodation was BOTH thatched chalets!! One our lounge and the other our bedroom!! Once again huge picture windows looking out across the plain.

Out on the Sundowner Safari to find Leopard. As most have a radio collar the chances of success are pretty high! We found 'Neo' eating his warthog up in a tree!
"Night Hide" - brilliant display by three porcupines!!
Africat Drive - Giraffe, Jackal, Duiker, Oryx etc. Then to the Cheetah enclosure - bit of a cheat, but lovely to see them. Over to AfriCat information centre.

Food very good, service impeccable - could have luxuriated for longer!!

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Mr J x 4 from USA
Arrived on: 2-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Highlight of the trip

Okonjima Bush Camp is top rank.

The staff from the top down is exceptional. The food is above average.

Our guide, Denny, is possibly the best guide we have had in 15 trips to Africa.

The architecture and grounds are beautiful. Our room was great.

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