Okonjima Plains Camp

Reviews of Okonjima Plains Camp

Excellent(95%) From 361 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 361 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 M & Mr S from USA
Arrived on: 11-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

We took a night game drive as well as morning drive. Both were great. Saw cheetah as well as leopard.

We were delightfully surprised with a bottle of champagne at dinner, to celebrate our 20th anniversary.
Thank you Maruska for forwarding that information to Okonjima.

We did not have time to go to the cat education center.

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Mr A & Mrs K from Wilts
Arrived on: 8-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Good experience

A little more impersonal than some of the other places we stayed at, but comfortable and welcoming nonetheless.

Went leopard tracking in a vehicle with great success. Also went cheetah tracking on foot with equal success. The trip to the AfriCat Foundation is worth doing.

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Mr D. from Chelmsford
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

Great activities especially the tracking

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Mr D. from Egham
Arrived on: 29-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

We stayed here at the end of our journey so spent less time on activities than we might have done if it had been the start. The rooms are very well appointed and although we stayed in what is termed a Standard room it is perfectly adequate and I couldn't really see that there was that much difference compared to a more expensive View room. Meals at the main lodge were very good and the service there was excellent. It is a different experience to some of the smaller lodges we visited and you have to be prepared for a slightly more formula driven experience. However the two tours we undertook were good and we got to see leopard and a cheetah using their tracking process. In each case our tour group was quite small, but some groups were up to 12 in number. It may come as a surprise to some that there are only 4 cheetahs in the whole of the main reserve bearing in mind their advertising, but they are clearly doing more work to encourage an improved habitat for them. Overall a good place to start or end your journey and close enough to Windhoek to leave comfortably in the morning to catch an early afternoon flight.

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Mr A from Somerset
Arrived on: 26-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

A VERY WELL RUN CAMP

THE GAME DRIVERS WERE VERY SPECIAL

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Mr S. from Northampton
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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good lodge and informative

a good place to end the holiday. Tracking of animals enabled us to see a leopard kill.

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M B &C from S Cheshire
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima cat safari

We went with some apprehension after reading other reviews but we found Okinjima and its staff very warm and engaging. We arrived in time for lunch and were able to arrange salad and sandwiches rather than the set 2 course lunch - which after our generous breakfast at the previous accommodation was just as well. The leopard tracking was well orgainsed and we were able to see 2, one hiding under a bush but another very happy to pose for cameras in the twilight. On our return to camp we also came across a cheetah (which the guide no doubt had the experience to locate without radio tracking). Pleasant sundowners.

We found the accommodation in a standard room fine with amazing views over the savannah, clean and comfortable. Meals were good and service was personable - I didn't recognize comments from others about impersonal service despite the turnover of guests

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C & D from Woking/Brighton
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Very well run camp, great shop & activities

We stayed at Okonjima on our last night in Namibia and are very glad we didn't miss it off the itinerary! It's a fantastically well run camp, a lovely welcome by the reception staff in the enormously airy and beautifully decorated main camp building. Lots of photos on the walls and pictures of big cats everywhere! The rooms are huge, with an open view of the reserve and lots of warthog and guinea fowl passing by.

We opted for the leopard sunset drive and weren't disappointed - brilliant to see a leopard snoozing in a river bed - and read about all the research work they are doing too.

We were treated to a special bush supper in the tiny boma just near the restaurant - a lovely surprise, and delicious! ..and our trip wouldn't have been complete without a little look in the shop, lots of lovely things to take home!

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B family from Weybridge
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

This is a fab place and we wish we had had longer than one night. Rooms are massive and with stunning views, food was excellent and the guide on the game drive was probably the best we had.

For the first time ever we saw leopard...twice! and some cheetah. We went on a night drive and saw aardvark and porcupine.

They even surprised us with a bottle of champagne for our wedding anniversary and as it was our last night it made it very special.

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Wendy from Melbourne
Arrived on: 19-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima review

I am not really sure about the ethos of this place. It really is a zoo and a somewhat contrived experience.

After having been in places where the skill of the guide(s) in finding wildlife was important, seeing animals with radio transmitters on them, was underwhelming.
I would not consider returning to this Camp, which is in contrast to others we visited.

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