Okonjima Bush Camp

Reviews of Okonjima Bush Camp

Excellent(97%) From 175 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 175 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.
Jules and Geoff from New Zealand
Arrived on: 29-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

Exceeded our expectations in every way.

The bush camp itself is comfortable and lovely but the rooms are fabulous - spacious, beautiful and very restful. The staff were absolutely excellent - especially our guide, Previous.

The cats were fabulous to track and spot and we saw some interesting aspects to how to manage these cats in a manner befitting rehabilitation and release. Good ( but not great) food but a sensational opportunity to learn more about the big cats in Namibia.

Highly recommended.

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Mr & Mrs H - Cambridge
Arrived on: 16-May-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

Very well managed game park. Maybe a bit "managed", but we saw a lot here.

We could just sit on the verandah and watch the wildlife passing by. Perfect!

Food was quantity over quality.

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Dr D & Mrs C - Nam late April /May
Arrived on: 10-May-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp review

Drinks were actually included, when 'excluded' on the booking. A pleasant surprise.

A lot of people do one night only and they try to maximize the additional activities ( quite expensive).

Actually they have several bush hikes that are well marked and very pleasant if staying longer than one night.

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N & R from Essex
Arrived on: 29-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A must do

Our first great guide who made our experience of a fantastic place even more pleasurable.
Cannot fault it.

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Mrs F. from London
Arrived on: 3-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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First class lodge with wonderful wildlife

The lodge and cabins are beautifully furnished and equipped but as we spent so much time on game drives we sadly had inadequate time to use and enjoy these wonderful facilities properly.

All staff provided a warm welcome and the trips were tailored around our party of 5. We got within 12 feet of leopard, 30 feet of white rhinos and walked to watch 3 cheetah.

There were also sighting of some game and lots of birds.

Dinner and breakfast was professionally served and delicious.

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Mrs S. from Surrey
Arrived on: 3-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fabulous !

We had been booked into Plains Camp & got upgraded , which was just great. Great rooms & loads of birds & 2 warthogs in our very own waterhole !

Two minor points -
1) why is there no water available in the lounge chalet where the coffee station is ?
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2) for such a quality place it seemed odd that there was no choice on the menu (the portions were also a bit on the small side)

As we had been upgraded we had to pay extra for activities which I think are normally included (only fair).

We went on the leopard tracking which was great as we saw Electra. We also wished we had gone on the cheetah tracking - as we didn't see a cheetah in our trip.
The night hide visit was not so great - we saw 3 porcupines, who get fed kitchen scraps - they were already waiting when we arrived ; once they had eaten all the food they left & we were told that it was time to go. Very disappointing - no chance to see honey badgers or any of the other animals that it had been suggested we could see. I found the guide quite rude & did make a complaint.

I was surprised that the visit to the Africat centre was charged at $640, this seemed far too expensive so we declined .

It was nice to get out & go on one of the walks - great views of the reserve - but sadly very few birds (& no animals) seen.

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A&A from Portland
Arrived on: 20-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp

Okonjima was one of our favorite destinations. Lovely lodge rooms and lovely surroundings. Great staff, always helpful.

Outstanding guides who went out of their way to make sure we saw the animals on the reserve.

Couldn't have been better -- we highly recommend Okonjima.

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Mr and Mrs T from Cardiff
Arrived on: 13-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent accommodation and game viewing

The stay at Okonjima was very enjoyable. The accommodation, meals and service were excellent. We particularly enjoyed the close views of birds and animals from our room - actually 2 rondavels, one a bedroom with large windows and the other a lounge area open below the thatched roof and supplied with seed to scatter outside to attract the birds.

We were a bit daunted by the list of activities on offer and the prices - there seemed to be an expectation that over the 2 days we were at the Lodge we would do 2 afternoon drives, a night drive, an early morning drive and a guided visit to the Africat centre.

We did one afternoon drive - wonderful close views of leopard and cheetah (for the latter we were on foot); the night drive when food scraps were put outside a hide to attract wildlife (though only a porcupine came foraging that night - but excellent views of this nocturnal creature); and a very informative visit to the AfriCat day centre. We also did two marked walks - one from the Lodge and one starting a few kilometres away. Neither yielded much by way of animal or bird sightings but gave us the opportunity to walk after a lot of time spent in vehicles and to see the plants and scenery close up.

The only drawback was that the walks could have been better marked - we lost the path on both of them!

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Mrs B. from Lancs
Arrived on: 2-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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excellent

What can I say it was ex in every respect and a total surprise
staff were ex
food was ex
rooms were amazing
guides and activities ex
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Mr C & Mr A - London
Arrived on: 24-Dec-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent experience

We loved Okonjima. It's on the way north from Windhoek to Etosha. The accommodation was lovely and we had giraffes outside our hut a number of times.

The service and general ambience in the main areas we great. Everyone was very friendly. Our guide was excellent and really tried hard to get us a glimpse (however fleeting) of a leopard.

We had a fantastic experience walking close to Cheetah and Rhino and then really enjoyed the AfriCat centre. Highly recommended.

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