Okonjima Plains Camp

Reviews of Okonjima Plains Camp

Excellent(95%) From 338 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 338 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.
Mrs T from Reading
Arrived on: 20-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

Loved this place but sadly had very little time here, that was determined by our schedule but I wouldn't send people here for less than 2 nights.

I know it was due to availability but would go to bush camp next time as apparently less kids.

Service was a little lackadaisical but they are in to different market with a lot more people being processed.

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CathyO from Glasgow
Arrived on: 8-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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do not miss it

A truly wonderful experience but way too short. We would have loved to stay another night or 2.

Seeing leopard and cheetah was magical.

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Mr M from Wakefield
Arrived on: 29-May-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Too short a stay !

Despite only being one night this was one of my favourite places. We could stay only one night due to difficulties with our return flights. However, it was well worth it.

On arrival we wee upgraded to a View room which was massive and very well appointed. Indeed the view was excellent and we could watch loads of wildlife from our terrace.

The visit to the on site AfriCat Foundation Conservation Centre was a highlight.

Highly recommend overall.

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Mr K from Maidstone
Arrived on: 20-Apr-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp

Major plus at beginning of our tour as 'notched up' leopard, cheetah, rhino for a start. Accommodation in View Room superb and ambience welcoming and efficient.

Restaurant meals very good and overall public area decor very clever and informative too. Our game drive activity topped it all as we were the only two with our driver/guide (Matthew) who was determined to locate the leopard, which he did and was the only one that afternoon to achieve that. We were out for probably a good hour beyond the norm and squeaked back in time for dinner, amazing.

This Camp now boasts a large pool in a landscaped area not mentioned in your itinerary. Also the photo in the itinerary does not do justice to this location.

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Mr S from Sri Lanka
Arrived on: 9-Apr-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Outstanding Game Drive at Okonjima

We loved the leopard-tracking drive. Daniel was an excellent guide and we had a great sighting of a leopard, plus three separate rhino sightings (including 7 of their 10 rhinos) and lots of other game.

I had been worried that the tracking might make the drive seem artificial but it actually added to the experience. We reached a point where Daniel said Shera's cub was only about five metres away despite there being no sign - and then suddenly there it was staring straight at us. We also woke in the morning to find a family of warthogs sleeping on the verandah of our room, which was lovely.

The rooms were great, as was the food - especially some memorably good omelettes at breakfast.

We would definitely recommend Okonjima as a great stop for anyone visiting Namibia, as well as a convenient location to break up the long journey from Etosha or Damaraland to Windhoek.

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Wallington from UK
Arrived on: 6-Apr-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great game drives and room.

We found everybody extremely helpful for a commercial operation like this. They were also very good in forwarding a bikini my wife had left behind.
Standard room had fantastic view of the bush.

I'm sure you know all about the place - but a special mention of our guide on the game drives - Daniel. Great knowledge and friendly.

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Ms L from Queensland
Arrived on: 26-Mar-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Not very personal, ok for a stop

I didn't end up doing anything here as there was alot of rain plus I couldn't get into my car with a flat remote battery. Reception was the most impersonal compared to other lodges. They were often too busy. The phone from my room didn't work so couldn't contact reception for anything.

Had to walk several minutes to get to reception from my room. The view rooms do not have any views in particular but are at the edge of the forest so good for seeing wildlife. The rooms were modern and spacious, but has too much of a concrete look and feel to them.

The road going in is not good, and when there is heavy rain, you cannot cross the river to get in or out forba few hours.

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Expert Africa comments

We’re sorry that this traveller didn’t enjoy her time at Okonjima Plains Camp as much as we’d hoped. However, we think it’s important that you read this traveller's whole trip review to put her feedback in context.

On of Expert Africa’s key tasks is to ensure that travellers' expectations are as close to the reality that they find as possible. On her return, this traveller noted that her expectations of her destinations were inappropriate and that it had been a trip that ‘she wanted to forget’.

So clearly in this case we failed. As a company we would rather not organise a trip than send someone with the wrong expectations – but that seems to have been what happened here.

Mr & Mrs W from London
Arrived on: 16-Mar-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

It's certainly worth staying here but don't assume you will see a leopard!

We were very pleasantly surprised by our room. It was only a standard room but hard to see how it could be improved. At the foot of the bed there is a large landscape window through which you can see across the bush and watch various animals wandering around.

It is in the middle of nowhere but conveniently between Etosha and Windhoek.

Breakfast was very good and dinner better than most.

We found the activities bit mixed. We went on the tour of the Africat Foundation which included a trip through the cheetah enclosure. We saw several, close up.This tour was excellent and very informative.

We also went on the leopard tour. We were a bit put off when our guide told us when we got in the truck that there was only a 50-50 chance of catching a glimpse of a leopard.He explained how solitary and reclusive they are. We had the impression beforehand, rightly or wrongly, that a sighting was pretty well guaranteed because many of the leopard are collared. As it was we didn't see one although not for the want of trying by our guide. That was obviously disappointing.

Both guides were obviously passionate about their animals.

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Mr & Mrs B from Colorado
Arrived on: 16-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Outstanding Property!

This was our second time staying at Okonjima and I think we enjoyed it even more this time. It is run like a well oiled machine, with the very best service imaginable.

The leopard tracking was once again excellent, and our guide did his very best to find not only one, but two leopards for us! They upgraded our room to a view room, which was a lovely treat and the room was beautiful. Okonjima has an abundance of wildlife and we saw not only leopards, but cheetahs, kudu, mountain zebra, warthogs, jackals, oryx, elephant shrew, steenbok, and baboons.

The food in the restaurant is outstanding and the dinner service is beautifully done. I believe this is a place we will stop at again and again.

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Mr D from Farnham
Arrived on: 15-Jan-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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The perfect place to end or start a holiday!

This is a top end reserve, with opportunities to encounter wildlife in a way that is second to none. We encountered a large male leopard on the road as we approached the lodge and had an early morning game drive that enabled us both to spend time watching a female leopard feeding in a tree and then playing with her young, and to follow on foot a cheetah and her young - an absolutely amazing experience. The rooms and main lodge building are enormous, modern and luxurious, with unparalleled views across the reserve. Do not miss Okonjima Plains Camp!

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