Okonjima Plains Camp

Reviews of Okonjima Plains Camp

Excellent(95%) From 274 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 274 of our travellers who have visited Okonjima Plains Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs K. from Kitchener
Arrived on: 7-Jan-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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The best place in Namibia!

Okonjima Plains Camp is INCREDIBLE! From the huge reception/dining/living area to the tours, we did not stop being wowed!

We went on an afternoon guided tour, and tracked a cheetah on foot for about 20 minutes! It was a dream come true! Still to this day, I feel so grateful for that experience. Our guide was excellent, sharing interesting information about the area and even helping us to spot a leopard! The best tour we went on by far!

Our dinner was incredible, and they were so kind, gave us a special honeymoon table with complimentary pink sparkling wine!

Our room was big and beautiful and had an amazing view despite being their "garden room." We saw warthogs just outside our door.

The staff was cheerful and friendly, joking around with us and being very helpful!

A magical, wonderful place!

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P & S. from Pickering
Arrived on: 13-Dec-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

We were upgraded to Bush Camp as this was our last night in Namibia. A very nice surprise. Really excellent facilities.

We took the evening game drive looking for Leopard. We found one and also a thunder & lightening storm complete with heavy rain! The drive was shortened because of the storm but we did see a Leopard!

We also went on the morning game drive and found Cheetah and Leopard, job done. The guide was excellent.

We would have liked a second day at Okonjima, one night was not enough! We had to leave at 11.00 to catch our plane home!

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Mrs M. from Egham
Arrived on: 22-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A definite to visit

An amazing place that does amazing work, it did not disappoint.

The chalets are wonderful with huge panoramic windows overlooking the plains to hills beyond. The main building is stunning and beautifully furnished, staff are very friendly, food good and the guides who take you on the cheetah and leopard tracking drives do their very best to find the animals for you - we saw both.

We would recommend this place any day.

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Ms J. from
Arrived on: 15-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

We found all the staff to be extremely friendly at Okonjima.

We loved learning about the cheetahs and leopards.

The rooms had a superb view out across the bush and we had the opportunity to go on our own self guided walks, which is nice.

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buckets
Arrived on: 9-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp

Loved every minute of this.

We were very lucky with our game drives - we saw Leopards, Cheetahs, Wild Dogs etc. - our rangers were a delight and made us feel very welcome and fully informed.

Although a very large lodge, we were made to feel part of it by friendly staff.

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Family L - London
Arrived on: 28-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

The largest camp we stayed in and it felt a lot more commercial - saying that we had a great stay and really enjoyed it - it just felt more impersonal than the other lodges.
We were upgraded to view rooms which was nice. The pool was lovely. Food could have been better - it was the only place where portions were quite small.

Our guide was fantastic - very good at spotting the little things (e.g. owls). We went on a game drive and saw a cheetah (allowed to do the last 15m on foot despite us having children) and a leopard up really close. Both were collared, but wonderful to see them so up close.

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D & D from Cork
Arrived on: 19-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fantastic cheetah and leopard sightings

This was a wonderful experience. The accommodation was outstanding - very spacious room with large windows for viewing passing kudu and oryx. The main restaurant/bar/lounge area was exceptionally well laid out with lovely areas for relaxing both indoors and out. The food was very good - especially the breakfast. The staff were attentive and friendly.

We went on both the leopard and cheetah tracking trips with our guide Gideon. On these trips we were lucky enough to come up close to a leopard and cheetahs. Walking near the cheetahs was a special experience. Our guide was able to explain all about the animal conservation efforts being made and it made for a fascinating insight into the local area.

Overall this was an extremely enjoyable stay. The gift shop was good too!

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Mr and Mrs P from Hampshire
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

excellent in all aspects except room lacked air con which in the the dry season & 40C made sleep almost impossible
the game drives were excellent as was the food & the main accomodation

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Mr R and Mrs N - Northern Ireland
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great choice at Plains Camp

The 23km drive from the main road was worth it. The reception at The Barn with its space, its vista and friendly, professional staff was impressive. The Standard Room was really well appointed with private, covered parking.

Activities are well-organised and the idea of being allocated a guide for your whole stay is very good. It is easy to plan the days with main activities at 06:30 and 16:00 each day. Only staying two nights we were able to pack in 3 activities during which we saw leopard, cheetah and wild dogs in addition to a rich variety of other fauna.

The staff are very flexible and were able to change seating quickly when three couples returning from a game drive wished to eat at a table for six. The food is of good quality.

The only regret was not squeezing in the Africat visit between main activities.

This is one Lodge which will inspire.

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Mr S & Ms H - Dublin
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Very wel run and informative centre

An excellent end to our trip around Namibia. The whole facility is very well set up and run, relaxing, informative and enjoyable.

The Standard rooms are nicely decorated in a simple way and have two large beds with views out across the plain. Meals are served in a large building. The set 3 course dinners were good - game each night. The first night's meal was significantly better than the second. All staff were keen to ensure the visit was good. Tables were allocated for dinner, but we asked to combine tables with others we met on the game drives and were accomodated immediately.

We took three drives out seeing leopard, cheetah and wild dogs, as well as loads of antelope and giraffe. The guide, Immanuel, was excellent and made an effort to ensure we saw as much as we could during our stay. We were nervous that the viewing would be affected by the way they collar the cats and track them but in practice it didn't affect the experience as the cats are roaming wild and the tracking doesn't 100% identify the location of the animals and the animals might be in areas the vehicles can't reach.

The clinic/centre is also worth a visit to understand the work AfriCat does.

We hung around on our final day as it was such a comfortable place torelax before heading on to Windhoek.

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