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Okonjima Nature Reserve
Okonjima Nature Reserve
Okonjima Nature Reserve
Okonjima Nature Reserve
Okonjima Nature Reserve
Okonjima Nature Reserve
Okonjima Nature Reserve
Okonjima Nature Reserve
Okonjima Nature Reserve
Okonjima Nature Reserve
Okonjima Nature Reserve
Okonjima Nature Reserve
Okonjima Nature Reserve
Okonjima Nature Reserve

the leopard is one of the more elusive felids

guided leopard tracking activities

opportunities to see them at close quarters

home to a variety of wildlife species

from the diminutive damara dik dik antelope

as well as this impala...

solitary by nature ..

a multitude of bird species have been recorded here.

...and both Burchell's and Hartmann's mountain Zebra.

chalets are designed to bring more of the outdoors in

quiet moments on your private verandah ...

some of the best scenery at any time of the day

relaxation, pampering and total surrender

black silhouette of a giraffe at sunset

Okonjima Nature Reserve

Reviews of safaris to Okonjima Nature Reserve

665 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Okonjima.

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Mr & Mrs H

"My Apr 2024 trip"

I visited Namibia between 16 Apr 2024 and 8 May 2024
"We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Namibia. Expert Africa organised it so that we did quite a lot of our own driving, which is what we wanted, but broke up the trip with a few fully inclusive stays at lodges. This meant that after lots of long journeys when we were quite independent, we were able to stay put and take advantage of the wonderful service and activities at the various lodges and camps.

Sometimes it's tempting to do it all your own way, but I think what we learned was that if you let a guide share his local knowledge with you, you gain a huge amount which you then take with you to the next place. Learning as you go, you can't help but look at everything differently and you gain so much enjoyment from it.

I would say do as many activities as you can.

All aspects of the trip were seamless and all arrangements made by Expert Africa worked perfectly. We travelled a huge number of kilometres, saw some stunning landscapes, and enjoyed lots of wildlife particularly in the north.

We are already dreaming about our next trip to the areas we didn't manage to cover and I'm sure we will go back." Read full review: 22 nights in Africa; 20 on a Namibia trip
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A & J

"My Feb 2024 trip"

I visited Namibia between 29 Feb 2024 and 29 Mar 2024
"Really well constructed itinerary which built on previous experience throughout the 18 days.

We loved the country, people were extremely friendly and would definitely consider a return visit." Read full review: 29 nights in Africa; 17 on a Namibia trip
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Dr B

"My Feb 2024 trip"

I visited Namibia and 1 other country between 10 Feb 2024 and 14 Mar 2024
"I have recommended Expert Africa and Tracy Lederer several times to travellers I met on this trip. The first part in Namibia at the Namib-Naukluft Park was even more rewarding than I expected. It was very hot, however, I had 6 clear nights and took advantage of them to do my astrophotography with some excellent results. Being allowed to enter the main park early at 4.30am was a huge bonus. After that I was a little sleep deprived, but it was worth it Both Sossus Dune Lodge and Sossusvlei Desert Lodge were excellent.

The two "cat" related lodges Okonjima Bush Camp and Cheetah View Lodge were interesting and worth visiting. I spent 6 days at Cheetah View Lodge, 3 days at both lodges would have been sufficient.

Olive Grove Guesthouse and Ilala Lodge were repeat visits and I enjoyed both.

The disappointment of the tour was the Pangolin Photo Tour. It should have been excellent but the combination of an inexperienced Photo Host and poor drivers at the Ker and Downey camps was not effective. I would recommend the Chobe River as a wildlife photography site, however, I would be less enthusiastic about Pangolin Tour Company unless you were assured of an experienced photo host. The two Ker and Downey camps were OK, however, I've stayed in better camps in the Moremi and Kalahari areas." Read full review: 33 nights in Africa; 19 on a Namibia trip
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Ms R
N. Yorkshire

"My Jan 2024 trip"

I visited Namibia between 13 Jan 2024 and 26 Jan 2024
"Fantastic trip. Well-organised and we really appreciated the level of information and detail sent by Expert Africa, and the local knowledge.

Sabina made good suggestions and we enjoyed staying in a variety of places, and the mixture of self-guided and organised activities. Helpful to have the airport lounge when we arrived after an overnight flight - cold drinks and somewhere comfortable to sit and watch the safety video, but also useful info and they helped us to get a SIM card sorted out etc.

I've never done a trip which was organised by a company before, and I'm a convert!

We have recommended Expert Africa to others already, and are thinking/ dreaming about the next trip...

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Would be good to strongly encourage people to know how to change a wheel before they travel (the Europcar rep told us 50-60% of travellers have tyre trouble). Also to make sure before people leave the airport that they have some idea of how to change a wheel on that specific vehicle - we came across a young family who were struggling, in 38C heat, to find the notch to put the jack into.

Also to make people aware that, while they may be able to check-in for their return flight online, Windhoek Airport doesn't have QR code readers for digital boarding passes. If the attendant in the Wilderness lounge hadn't made us aware of this when we arrived for our return flight we would have got a bit stuck, but if people are short on time or don't go into the lounge they may not discover this until too late.

In hindsight, we would probably have fewer one-night stops - it was wonderful, but I think we were trying to cover too much ground, really. Not Sabina's fault - we were over-ambitious!

A note for some of the lodges - often we were given a lot of verbal info upon arrival, including the different activities available. Sometimes we were and sometimes we weren't told prices. It's a lot to take in, and would be very helpful to have the activities written down and definitely with info on prices (some lodges did provide this either in the room or at reception)." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 13 on a Namibia trip
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Western Canada

"My Dec 2023 trip"

I visited Namibia between 11 Dec 2023 and 24 Dec 2023
"Really happy with this trip! Maruska did a great job assisting with the trip and was also very helpful when our luggage did not arrive.

On this note, the service and help from the local agents was also exemplary in getting us reunited with our luggage. We had great experiences everywhere we went. Driving was a breeze. A few rough roads, mostly Solitaire to Walvis Bay but otherwise the roads are fine.

On a personal note for me I would have rather spent an extra day driving the coast and one less day at Camp Kipwe but that is not meant as knock on Camp Kipwe. I am just quite fascinated by the coastal area.

All in all, we are very happy with the trip Maruska provided for us and the great service we received! We would do it all again in a heartbeat!

Keep doing what you're doing!" Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 13 on a Namibia trip
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Mrs & Mrs A

"My Nov 2023 trip"

I visited Namibia between 23 Nov 2023 and 6 Dec 2023
"We had an absolutely wonderful trip to Namibia and would thoroughly recommend Expert Africa.

Sabina was excellent and we were able to organise our perfect trip with minimal hassle. The whole trip ran smoothly.

The highlight of our trip has to be Wolwedans Dunes Camp, which was simply breathtaking.

At Etosha National Park we were able to view some brilliant wildlife including lions, rhinos, elephants amongst others. Overall a brilliant trip and we would thoroughly recommend both Namibia and Expert Africa." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 13 on a Namibia trip
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Mrs L.

"My Nov 2023 trip"

I visited Namibia between 6 Nov 2023 and 13 Nov 2023
"Our third trip booked by Expert Africa, and as always it was wonderful!" Read full review: 7 nights in Africa; 7 on a Namibia trip
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"Namibia November 2023"

I visited Namibia between 3 Nov 2023 and 22 Nov 2023
"This was an amazing trip and covered areas of Namibia that we had not been to before. It involved long days driving which we were aware of and was part of the adventure. As this was our fourth visit to Namibia we knew the places we wanted to get to and also the majority of the lodges we wanted to stay and it didn't disappoint. All of the Gondwana properties were excellent and set the standard for accommodation in Namibia." Read full review: 19 nights in Africa; 15 on a Namibia trip
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Mr & Mrs Paul

"October Honeymoon 2023"

I visited Namibia between 16 Oct 2023 and 4 Nov 2023
"The trip was really great, each element was different from the next but all were really high quality.

Although we have provided some comments that may be perceived as a negative, we both agreed that we were so spoilt for good service and locations that we were being picky about little things and really these elements were down to personal preference. We wouldn't have wanted to do much more driving than we did in the time frame - it was heavy going and the air con struggled to keep up with the 40 degree heat in the car.

The wildlife spotting was superb and the arrangements really clear and well designed to our requirements - especially where we had arranged the first week of travel ourselves - nothing was too much trouble to sort. By far the best aspect of the trip was Ongava for the stay as a whole. The accommodation, location, game drives, all inclusive service and wildlife activity at the watering hole as well as the private dinner for us on our tent terrace for our honeymoon. The only thing we didn't need there was the day trip to Etosha as we drove through ourselves the next day and that took 8 hours!

This is really a much higher "class" of holiday than we are used to and (other than the tipping at the end of each stay) was really lovely to experience without any hiccups or miscommunications. We had a little bit of everything thrown in but would have liked a little less sitting on tour vehicles and a little more opportunity to walk for the two weeks we were on the self -drive.

Okonjima was the first place that truly offered it but we weren't there long enough to take advantage (one night)." Read full review: 19 nights in Africa; 10 on a Namibia trip
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Mr & Mrs C

"Our Oct 2023 trip"

I visited Namibia and 1 other country between 9 Oct 2023 and 31 Oct 2023
"Overall the trip had many surprises, and thankfully they were almost all positive!

The people we met were all enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable. Several went out of their way to help us. We did not meet anyone who was antagonistic.

The accommodation was better than we were expecting. We found all the small lodges to be exceptional and very well appointed. The individual accommodation was always superb. As a retired geologist I found Mowani's great granite boulders to be inspiring.

There was a lot of travelling and some of the roads were a bit rough but our Toyota dealt with them easily and never let us down. On one occasion when we got stuck in deep soft sand it's four wheel drive got us out with aplomb!

We had gone to Namibia to see the scenery and animals and neither let us down. I will never forget the elephants of Etosha and Damaraland. The sand dunes of the Namib are unforgettable.

This was the best holiday we have ever had. Thankyou!" Read full review: 22 nights in Africa; 16 on a Namibia trip
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Where to stay in Okonjima

Our suggestions for safari camps in Okonjima Nature Reserve

Okonjima Plains Camp

Okonjima Plains Camp

Plains Camp is the most economical option on the Okonjima Reserve, where big cats can often be seen at close quarters, with great photographic opportunities.

95% (397 reviews)
Okonjima Bush Camp

Okonjima Bush Camp

Roomy chalets, personal service and great food make Okonjima Bush Camp a comfortable base from which to explore the Okonjima Reserve.

97% (252 reviews)
Okonjima Villa

Okonjima Villa

Okonjima Villa is the most exclusive place to stay on Okonjima, offering luxury, privacy, flexibility and fantastic wildlife-watching opportunities.

100% (15 reviews)
Okonjima Bush Suite

Okonjima Bush Suite

Okonjima Bush Suite is an exclusive, luxurious two-bedroom retreat with a private guide and chef, offering some great photo opportunities when tracking predators.

100% (7 reviews)

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