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Okonjima Bush Camp
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

This is not the traditional 'big 5' safari experience. As the home of the AfriCat Foundation it is firmly focused on cheetah and leopard. This should be seen as complementary to safari elsewhere (it is easy to combine with the excellent Etosha National Park) or for those particularly interested in these beautiful big cats. We had a View Room at the Main Camp which was spacious, well equipped and comfortable. Free wi-fi in the public area. The tariff includes two activities each day - primarily to look for either cheetah (more or less guaranteed) or leopard (much more difficult). Both wear radio collars to assist location for research purposes. We found that the cheetah safari was the most satisfying as you are taken through a bigger area of the park and we saw a very impressive range of animals. In fact during this activity we were very lucky and found a superb un-collared leopard that we were able to see from very close range and get great pictures. We also walked 100 yards or so into the bush with a guide and tracker to see a mother cheetah and her cub. Cheetah don't see people as prey so that makes it possible to do this in relative safety. Food was adequate if a little hit and miss. As long as you are clear how the Okonjima experience will fit into your overall plan/time available, it is highly recommended. In order to enjoy the activities to the full, I would strongly suggest you stay for two nights.

Room Tip: It is worth paying the extra for a View Room. Modern and spacious.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank TonyNorwich
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Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

Went camping with friends, and had great experience. our camp site had very nice location, with all necessary facilities. the leopard and cheetah drives were memorable, with friendly and knowledgeable guides. all in all, would recommend this camp to adventurers, and if you are looking for hotel experience, then go for the lodge.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
Thank josifovskijane
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

We were looking forward to Africat because of the work they are involved in, and to our delight found ourselves upgraded to the Bush Camp - something we had considered but discounted because of the cost when booking our holiday. It was luxurious and a magnificent way to end our trip. Everything was great and the passion of the staff and guides was evident in all they did. Some people feel Okonjima is a bit Disney, but there's real purpose to the work they do here and that is the difference. I'm no fan of lodges where big cats are "baited", but Africat has a clear mandate of rescue and rehabilitation and that is the key difference. We would happily go back - the main camp sounds lovely but two nights in the Bush Camp was very special.

Room Tip: If you can afford the Bush Camp it's worth considering - seek out any possible upgrades!
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Blacktiger1050
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Okonjima reserve has several types of accommodation, which seem to be all covered all by this "Okonjima Bush Camp" tripadvisor heading.

We stayed in "Okonjima Main Camp" for 2 nights. We stayed in the "view room", which was very spacious and had an excellent view on the savanna with the grazing warthogs. The room had tea/coffee making facilities and a fridge. The bathroom was very spacious too, with a separate toilet. We parked the car just behind the bungalow, which was handy. Food in the camp was very tasty. There was a free WiFi in the main area.

On the first afternoon after our arrival, we did the cheetah tracking drive. With the help of the electronic tracking device, it did not take long to find a mother with three cubs, who were resting on the road. In the evening we went for a free walk to watch the nocturnal animals from the hide and we were amazed to see the porcupines and the jackals. The following morning we did the leopard tracking drive. Since with leopards spotting one cannot leave the car, there was a lot of off road driving. The first leopards (a mother with cubs) that were tracked were on the mountain so we were not able to see them. Luckily another group that morning managed to track down one male leopard in this 20 000 ha reserve. So eventually we also tracked the same leopard, followed him for a while until he got too hot and lazy and just lied down and did not care about us any more. Our tour with the guide Jonas continued in the afternoon to the AfriCat clinic and the education centre and finally we also went to see three cheetahs placed in a small reserve. They can't be released into the nature any more as they never learnt to hunt and have to be fed. Our active stay in this camp finished with a night drive with Jonas, spotting an owl, spring hares and many sleeping antilopes. Jonas was a very good guide, he knew a lot about the animals and was also a skilful off road driver.

Our second day was booked on all inclusive rate, so all our safari drives were included and we did them in a small group.

We are glad we stayed 2 days and did all the activities. We spent 4 nights in Etosha but it was only here where we managed to see cheetahs and a leopard, and also some nocturnal animals. It was a nice end to our holiday in Namibia.

Room Tip: We stayed in the "view room", which was very spacious and had an excellent view on the savanna with the grazing warthogs.
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Maria_F111
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Okonjima main camp (Africat Foundation) was the first stop on our Namibian self-drive safari and it was a great introduction to the abundant wildlife of that country. We were able to see both cheetah and leopard thanks to good guides and, of course, the radio collars. A highlight was the night hide where we saw porcupines and honey badgers. We stayed in a garden room and, as others have indicated, those rooms are getting a bit tired, notably the sliding bathroom door that protested loudly at each movement. That said, it was very comfortable and well appointed. I understand these rooms will be used for tour guides next year and all the guest rooms will be view rooms. The staff were all very courteous and helpful even reorganizing tables for us when we wanted to dine with another couple we had befriended. It was a pleasure to help support this organization which is doing so much to protect the big cats.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sandra K
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