Reviews of Okonjima Bush Camp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
237 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"
It was educational and informative and we were privileged to see and learn of the measures taken in preserving the co-existence of the animals with humans.
The evident enthusiasm and expertise of the staff shone through." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Subsequent to these comments, Okonjima Bush Camp has informed Expert Africa that one drink per sundowner activity should be complimentary for guests staying on a full board and activities basis. Any additional drinks on these activities will then be for the clients account. Expert Africa will now state this clearly on traveller’s accommodation vouchers.
"Fabulous service at Okonjima Bush Camp"
Albert, our guide, was superb, really professional, knowledgable but also with a great sense of humour, with his guidance we trekked two cheetahs and a leopard which was really exciting. Also the blankets on our vehicle were a treat, as was the expertly mixed G&T!
My main comment would be on the service, I have never had such good service before, everyone was really polite, courteous, friendly, charming, and seemed to enjoy their jobs and each others' company which made a big difference. I was also impressed with the attention to dietary requirements and how well the kitchen managed to meet these requests.
I would recommened a stay here to anyone who plans to visit Namibia" See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
"Worth going just to visit Africat"
The lodge was also very impressive." See all these reviews: 10n in Namibia
"Okanjima Afrocat foundation"
However we found the main camp garden and setting a real oasis and enjoyed our stay. The guides were all very committed and we enjoyed seeing the cheetah and leopard." See all these reviews: 7n in Namibia
Expert Africa have taken full responsibility, and we will naturally refund these travellers for the difference in between Okonjima's Bush Camp (where they were meant to be) and it's Main Lodge (where they ended up)!
"A cat experience"
Welcoming and helpful staff who are completely dedicated to their cats. Time is fully occupied with the activities. Close contact with the cats is fascinating especially the cheetah tracvking on foot!
Your own individually located bungalow gives you the feeling of isolation but you are soon back in the midst with the short walk to the main building." See all these reviews: 22n in Namibia
"Great cat experience!"
Complimentary bottle of wine for honeymooners." See all these reviews: 19n in Namibia
"Okonjima Bush Camp review"
drinks a little expensive in comparison to other camps" See all these reviews: 19n in Namibia
"Anniversary treat not to be missed"
The thatched reception and dining area was open at the front to enjoy the view of the waterhole and there is a small pool and gift shop. The game drives are taken open topped jeeps with noweldgeable and friendly guides. The afternoon one starts at 4pm and we went tracking the radio collared leopard and were lucky enough to see one up close sitting against a giant anthill. We followed him for a while until he wandered off through the bush. We also saw a variety of other wildelife on the 2 hour drive and the guide obligingly drove into the undergrowth for better photos opportunities.
After a quick change it was back to the main reception for a drink round the outside fire to discuss the next morning's game drive. After a delicious a set course dinner (mussels, kudu steak and lemon sponge and custard), we were taken to a floodlit hide to watch porcupines fight over kitchen scraps.
Woke at 6am for early morning game drive to view cheetahs as part of the rehabilitation project run by Africat. This is an an amazing experience not to be missed - you won't believe how close you get to the animals. Brunch is served around 10am and as we were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary, the staff gave everyone sparkling wine (we also got a card and some flowers).
This holiday was a special anniversary trip and was booked round the stay at Okonjima- which surpassed all our expectations. Staying at Okonjima is not cheap but the experience of getting up close to the big cats and staying in such a remote location is worth every penny. I have never experienced anything like it and I imagine it would be difficult to replicate the experience anywhere else." See all these reviews: 10n in Namibia
"Big cats and big comfort!"
Part of the chalet was of solid construction and part canvas so that, when we returned from our morning activity, the canvas part was rolled up enabling us to sit quietly and observe the several species of bird which came to feed outside when we scattered the seed provided - a very nice touch.
Although there was a gap of several hours following the morning activity, we personally did not feel this was detrimental, having been up since 5.30am it was good to have a rest.
Lunch is not provided in the full board package as 'brunch' is served on returning from the morning drive, at 9.30am. Tea is then served at around 3pm, prior to the afternoon drive. Lunch can be requested to order, at an additional cost.
The staff were polite and attentive and always on hand to answer queries. Our guide, Sanel, was excellent. Her knowledge of plants and the animals with which she works was very apparent. She was also a great ambassador for the AfriCat Foundation, giving us lots of information about all aspects of their work.
We were able to track cheetah on foot - a great experience and view a leopard at close quarters. The game drive to and from the rehabilitation areas gave us close up views of giraffe, warthog and species of antelope. The night drive, to view porcupine feeding, was less exciting, but nevertheless interesting.
Witnessing the resident cheetahs close to (an occasionally almost on) our game drive vehicle was fantastic. A nice bonus was seeing the rare wild dogs which live at the foundation." See all these reviews: 10n in Namibia
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