Okonjima Plains Camp

Reviews of Okonjima Plains Camp

Excellent(95%) From 339 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 339 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 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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Mr A from Alaro
Arrived on: 13-Jan-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

Certainly recommend the night drive- we saw over 10 brown hyaena, 6 porcupine, aardwolf and a lot more.

The leopard tracking itself feels a little contrived if you are used to the real thing though.

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Frank & Cath from Retford
Arrived on: 19-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Brilliant drives with Felix - and only one puncture despite the thorny terrain!

Superb base for seeing leopards and cheetahs.

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Mrs & Mr J from Birmingham
Arrived on: 10-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Favourite

We stayed here 9 years ago when the now standard rooms were new, they are still excellent and the word 'standard' does them a disservice. The new communal lounge area has many comfortable seating areas, as well as fires for colder days.

We booked a total of 5 activities and had 2 different guides for them, both were enthusiastic and showed us what we were hoping for, even if it wasn't always easy. As we were previous visitors we were also given a couple of treats which were much appreciated.

Everyone was extremely helpful and keen to talk about the animals and the work and life of everyone there, giving us more of an insight of life there.

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Ms C & Mr N from October
Arrived on: 9-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

Good - although after Safarihoek it felt a lot less exclusive - the lodge was bigger, less personalised and there were 8 of us on each of the drives.

However seeing cheetahs (on foot) and a leopard were both very special.

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Mr & Mrs P from Hook
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Africa- Cat plus Luxury lodge amazing

This was by far the most luxurious of the lodges we stayed during our 3 week trip and certainly lived up to expectations.

The accommodation, staff and food were outstanding.

The Afri-Cat experience was incredible and our guide for the 2 days was interesting, informative and personable which made it very special.

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Mr & Mrs H from UK
Arrived on: 24-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

We loved our stay at OKonjima. The standard rooms are vast and well equipped. The main reception and dining area is known as "the barn" and it is quite barn-like and echoey and there seemed to be problems assigning guests food and drink orders to their rooms on our first night, but it didn't happen again. It was the biggest placed we stayed at, but the staff were efficient serving meals and the food was good.

We had brilliant guide in Daniel. We went on the cheetah tracking with him just as a thunderstorm started to develop, but we still managed to see them and were able to walk up close to them. The next morning we went on the leopard tracking trip where we were not guaranteed success. However, Daniel was really tenacious and we were rewarded with a good sighting, waiting for the leopard to make her move on a young kudu. She missed her opportunity! We also went on a tour of the Africat Centre which was really interesting, to see the work they do and this was followed by an drive to see the collared cheetahs ready for release sleeping in the sunshine.

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Peter & Helenka from UK
Arrived on: 21-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp review

Great situation although only there one night we had two safari trips one walking and one driving.

Guide was so helpful and found the cheetahs and leopards and took us so close

It's a big camp but the staff made it very personal

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Mr & Mrs J from Bristol
Arrived on: 10-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Wonderful to see cheetahs from so close up

This was one of the highlights of our tour.

Our room was excellent, very spacious with all the facilities we might require and a huge window from which to view passing plains game. The cheetah tracking which we did on our first afternoon was both informative and exciting as we walked very close to two resting cheetahs who did not appear to be unduly bothered by our presence.

The following morning we also enjoyed our visit with guide, Matthew, to the rehabilitation centre where we saw cheetah at various stages of rehabilitation and then visited the Africat foundation and learned more about the foundation and its work which was very interesting.

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Mr D from Cambridge
Arrived on: 8-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Okonjima Plains Camp

Okonjima is on a big cat reserve, and was our key time to see the predators. We were not disappointed, seeing leopards and cheetah, out in the environment where they hunt their food. A truly amazing time. We also had an upgraded room upon arrival, and the area around the lodge was safe to walk in, so we walked for miles. The main lodge is very contemporary, with a watering hole right outside.

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