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
"True highlight of trip"
The activities were awesome. We encountered a leopard who had dragged his warthog dinner into a tree and was munching on it. He then came down and we surprised each other driving right past him, got some good closeups of a surprised looking leopard. We visited with cheetahs, who were in a mellow mood and purred like huge house cats. We saw a family of giraffes. And one of baboons. Lots of different antelopes - kudu, oryx, Springbok, duiker, impala, eland, the usual jackals.
A visit to the Africat Foundation was quiet interesting. Our guide was knowledgeable and interesting to talk with. After dinner we went on a night hike and from a blind watched hyenas having their dinner.
Truly a great experience!" See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
"Wonderful time at Okonjima"
On the second day we saw all 3 kinds of small antelope in about half an hour, on also saw baboons, which are relatively rare in that area. . We caught up with leopards and cheetah - and while they are wearing tracking collars, the animals are still completely wild, roaming in a reserve the size of Surrey, and hunting for their own food. Wonderful trip trekking with the cheetah - a terrific experience.
Daniel our guide was excellent - very patient with our endless questions. There is a Hide there as well - and just as we were leaving it 2 porcupine turned up, once again an animal in the wild we had not seen before. Thoroughly recommend a trip there and supporting the amazing work done by the Africat Foundation.
Accommodation at Bush Camp is excellent - in a thatched lodge with a separate"day" room - where you can throw out grain and seeds to the animals and birds and they come to you !! " See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia
"Maximize your stay at Okonjima"
The leopard tracking with Head Guide, Rohan, was fantastic and we were lucky enough to observe a male leopard with its kill being stalked by two scavenging brown hyenas only feet from where we were seated, in addition to the other wildlife we encountered en-route.
Staff were exemplary - friendly and helpful and went out of their way to assist. The evening meal was excellent and our only disappointment would be that we had an early start for our drive to the airport and the breakfast choice was very unappealing and limited (yoghurt, bread and coffee) and no fresh fruit, juices, cheese or meat platter, or cooked food available or offered to us before we left." See all these reviews: 7n in Namibia
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Our guide was the chief guide for the whole of Okonjima/Africat. A gentle giant of a man from Zimbabwe called Previous. We had several drives with him including tracking cheetah on foot and seeing leopard. We were privileged to witness their two lion being fed.
They are kept there mainly to show/educate local children the importance of respecting their native wildlife. This is true for the Africat organisation." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Although you are at ground level there is a beautiful view with animals and birds in sight.
Amazing place to see leopards and cheetah. The guides have tracking devices and seem to find them most times.
There is a trip to a hide at night where you can view the animals very closely.
Lovely pool area for some downtime which you need with the early mornings." See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia
"A comfortable start. Just right."
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. " See all these reviews: 19n in Namibia; 4n in South Africa
"Perfect and memorable"
Not a national park but still great viewing of leopards, cheetah, brown hyenas and pircupines.
Luxurious accommodation, great guide and wonderful staff." See all these reviews: 4n in Namibia
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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." See all these reviews: 19n in Namibia
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