Reviews of Okonjima Bush Camp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
219 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Okonjima Bush Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Okonjima Bush Camp review"
"A wonderful upgrade to the Bush Camp"
When we booked we were cautiously told it was a place for rescued cheetahs and that the leopards were collared. That is true but it is an enormous enterprise covering a huge area and there are truly wild indigenous creatures there as well. When the guides were tracking the collared leopards we stumbled upon a wild one as well. The guides are well informed and it was different and exciting to track the collared animals with the radio receivers.
I would go back there and would highly recommend a stay of 2 nights." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia; 7n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia; 2n in South Africa
"Luxury at Okonjima"
Good post supper activity seeing two of my favourite animals - porcupine and honey badger." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
"A wonderful surprise"
If the collars gave a false sense of how easy it was to track down game it was still good to see leopard, cheetah and wild dog in a much larger area than we had expected. Also, good to see honey badger even if the circumstances were manufactured." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
THE GAME DRIVE AND SUNDOWNER WAS EXCELLENT ESPECIALLY AFTER FINDING A LEOPARD AND CUB" See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia
"Okonjima Bush Camp review"
One place where they might offer a birding game drive." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
"very comfortable and well designed camp"
The leopard programme seems to be a real success, not least because of 'naturally present' leopards in the Reserve as well as 'rescued' animals. But we felt that the Camp would benefit from being more open about the fact that the three cheetahs and one spotted hyena in the Reserve are very unlikely to form the basis of a breeding population, and in reality their role is to be a visitor attraction and to see out their lives in the reserve.
But that being said, the camp is a very pleasant place to stay, with a resident population of wart hogs who provide entertainment, and a lot of birdlife who can provide hours of interest beside your hut, if you fill the small bird bath that sits outside. It is also a privilege to be able to get so close to leopards, with the aid of the guides and the radio collars on a number of the animals." See all these reviews: 28n in Namibia
"Cheetah and leopard encounters!"
On our first trip out, we found a leopard in typical pose, resting in a tree. We we're able to get up really close for some amazing photos and watched as she darted off on a hunt. Rohan (assisted by John) was our guide. He was knowledgable, humorous and above all passionate about the wildlife.
On our second day we tracked cheetah, initially by jeep, but then on foot. It was a special experience to follow a wild animal as she zig-zagged through the bush, hunting for something to eat. Suddenly the cheetah stopped and seemed nervous and twitchy. "I think there's a leopard" whispered our guide, and a few seconds later we saw it through the trees. "Whatever you do, don't run, or it will think you are food". We watched nervously for a few minutes, then retreated to the safety of the jeep. A unique experience." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
"Okonjima Bush Camp-Brilliant"
Wish we had more than one night there" See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
Our room was fabulous and could be opened so that you felt you were really in the midst of nature. It had a comfy sitting area, a large very comfortable bed and a lovely walk in shower. The food was excellent and served by friendly and helpful staff. Sundowners overlooking the a reserve, a wonderful stay. All the staff were enthusiastic and keen to explain the project and the reasons for its existence.
A great place to stay." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
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