Okonjima Bush Camp

Reviews of Okonjima Bush Camp

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Below are independent comments from 192 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.
Mrs & Mr W from 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 & P from Lavenham
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 from 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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J & K from London
Arrived on: 3-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Bush Camp - another fantastic place

This was the last leg of our trip. We had enjoyed every single place we had stayed and we certainly weren't disappointed with Okonjima. Another beautifully designed lodge with great staff and good food.

We were impressed with our massive room with a private view from the bed. We also had a separate 'viewing' room, equipped with 2 chaises longues, a fridge, tea, coffee and biscuits, and overlooking a tiny waterhole, with plenty of birdlife to keep us entertained.

We were lucky enough to see leopard and it was really interesting to learn about all the conservation work that goes on here. I would have liked to have seen the wild dogs, but understand they had been moved earlier on in the year, which can't be helped. An excuse for another trip!

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Drs F & S from 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 from Derbyshire
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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