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Okonjima Plains Camp

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8/10

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Highlights

- Intense wildlife viewing
- Nature trails on foot and in vehicles
- AfriCat carnivore care centre
- Leopard sustainability programme

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Overview

Designed in honour of Okonjima’s cattle-farming history and situated in the Okonjima Game Reserve between the Namibian capital of Windhoek and the Etosha National Park, Okonjima Plains Camp is a great base from which to spot some of the best game in the region including rare species such as rhino, brown hyena and pangolin. Wild dogs are also prevalent in the reserve, and if lucky, the elusive leopard might even reveal itself.

In fact, today’s visitors to the Okonjima Nature Reserve are privileged to play their part in a long-term project relating to the sustainability of the local leopard populations by collecting and collating data with their professional guides. While AfriCat’s Cheetah Rehabilitation Project has ceased due to the density of rival species threatening the success of the initiative, a highly informative visit to the AfriCat Carnivore Care and Information Centre, where old or vulnerable carnivores are looked after in captivity, is strongly recommended – it’s a genuine pleasure to enjoy AfriCat’s educational afternoon trail, followed by a relaxing sundowner complete with wildlife spotting opportunities. The reserve also offers interactive, off-the-beaten-track nature trails which cleverly combine game drives with short guided walks, along with the chance to seek out some of the 250 bird species in the region.

Guest accommodation consists of 14 Standard Rooms and 10 exclusive and spacious View Rooms with two double beds. Each room features a small veranda, wheelchair-friendly ramps, and en-suite facilities with a large shower. All rooms offer great views of the surrounding Okonjima plains, but the View Rooms are more private.

Communal areas comprise two large and secluded swimming pools, one of which overlooks the grassy plains and provides plenty of shade. There’s also a modern and open restaurant and bar area, and a lounge area. Most of these facilities can be found in The Barn – a three-story accommodation facility that guests can use throughout the day.

Children are welcome at Okonjima, and there are two accommodation units specifically for family use. Although there are no child-care services available, and participation in some activities is limited according to age, children are warmly welcomed at Plains Camp, Bush Suite and the Campsite, and the delightful swimming pools will no doubt keep them entertained. The informative, interactive nature trails which take place both in safari vehicles and on foot are a particularly good option for families.

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Average Rating

based on 501 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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