Reviews of Okonjima Plains Camp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
361 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Okonjima Plains Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Wonderful to see cheetahs from so close up"
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." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
"Okonjima Plains Camp"
Could easily have had 2 nights as would have liked to looked at African. It feels quite large with the/assumption that they will tell guest what trips to go on. Having said that, the leopard tracking was superb.
Big negative was this was the ONLY place that would not cater for gluten free - I am coeliac- although it was marked on our booking, we checked on arrival and when we came to dinner. Waitress insisted the filo pastry cup starter was gf - obviously not so could nt eat and no alternative.
Main had a sauce that I chose not to eat, she offered fruit salad for dessert - fine - then turned up with panda cotta and said it was only eggs and cream so would be ok. No confidence at all so did not eat.
It was a shame that it spoilt our last night and they need to train staff" See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
"Fantastic sunset to end the holiday off with"
The dinner in the evening was particularly good and there was local entertainment and also excellent company with some visitors who we had met up with in Bullsport.
Just one point when we arrived we had been allocated to a leopard drive, rather than the cheetah one. We were not aware of this distinction assuming that all drives were the same. We tried to change this because we wanted to see the cheetahs but this proved to be not possible. As it turned out we saw both on our drive, plus the sunset, but thought we should mention this." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
"A great way to end our trip"
Went out on Leopard tracking activity which was lots of fun and finally found the leopard we were search for laying out in the open. Got some brilliant photos before she slunk back into the bush. Wonderful game guides with a vast amount of knowledge and experience. So much to look at within the reception area and great curio shop.
Will definitely revisit here for longer next time." See all these reviews: 11n in Namibia
"Meet the cats at Okonjima"
the camp is very up market and a lovely place to stay" See all these reviews: 20n in Namibia
"Okonjima Plains Camp review"
Staff were welcoming and efficient.
The long barn which serves as lounge/bar and eating area is a great feature and the small floodlit waterhole draws a constant stream of small game animals and birds.
Our only criticism was the food offered for the evening meal - we felt it was very limited, however the breakfast was very good with a wide choice on offer.
Being a comfortable 3 hour drive from Windhoek it is a good first night stop on the way to Etosha or Damaraland." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
"Luxury retreat - with Cheetahs!"
The plains view room we had was brilliant - huge, luxurious with a great view of the plains and the wandering warthogs and springbok - and the food in the lodge was great quality.
But the draw here is the cats. We were really pleased to get a very up-close view of two cheetahs during our afternoon excursion.
My only regret is that we didn't stay for more nights and weren't able to go on the leopard-tracking drive. Next time!" See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
"A real treat"
We were fortunate to be upgrade to a 'View Room' - which was delightful with a panoramic window view out onto the reserve, and huge bathroom with walk-in shower.
The activities here focus on tracking the collared cheetahs and leopards. We had just one drive, and got to walk up to within feet of two cheetahs relaxing after a feed - a really magical moment. We had to leave to early the next morning to didn't have the chance to look for leopards - but did see lots of other animals on the drive back out of the reserve. It would certainly not have been difficult to fill two days!" See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia
"Great start to our trip"
Food was excellent. A few issues with the gluten free for one of our party, but just that they forgot from time to time. They were geared up.
We very much enjoyed the activities available to us, especially the walking safari to find cheetahs." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
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