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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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  • Hello Lisa. We came back from our trip two weeks ago now so I am sending this email much later than I wanted to. Nevertheless, what I wanted to say was thank you very much for helping us organise an amazing trip. Our days in Mafia Island to celebrate my 50th birthday were exactly what I wanted them to be: a fantastic time with the family doing activities that we all love and enjoy in a relaxing, unusual, beautiful place full of sun, surrounded by water, wildlife and friendly people. We swam with whale sharks, did a lot of snorkeling, had two picnics on a beautiful sand bank, watched the sunset over the sea, did a bird watching excursion and tried scuba diving.
    All merit to you because Pole Pole in Mafia Island was your recommendation. I never heard of Mafia Island before and didn't consider Tanzania to start with. It was an amazing place to stay: friendly, relaxed, beautiful, comfortable, with great food and fantastic service. Thanks not only for finding the place but also for your patience as we prepared the trip and I explored options and decided what I wanted. All went incredibly well (places, transfers, flights) and we had a very memorable time together that we will all remember forever - as we still do the safari trip to South Africa you organised for us 5 years ago.
    I cannot wait to plan another trip! I am already thinking about where and when. Hopefully no pandemic will get in the way this time. And I will come to you as my favourite travel agent.
    I copy in this message the Tourdust office because I want them to know how good you are and how much I appreciated the different trips you organised for us (including the trip to India for my parents that was cancelled due to Covid). I cannot thank you enough :o)
    Kind regards, Carol

    MissingCarolina O reviewing Relaxed Bush & Beach Family Holiday in Tanzania on 25 November 2022

  • Hi Lisa
    It was a fantastic experience, thanks very much. All the arrangements were seamless and our guiding/support team were excellent, if there is a way for you to formally commend the team to your ground operators then I would be grateful if you could do that, they really were brilliant.
    Many thanks for your help in arranging the trip, and for your patience during the multiple re-arrangements over the past couple of years.
    Kind regards, John

    MissingJohn B reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 14 November 2022

  • Can't praise tour dust enough, they helped us to create a holiday of a lifetime that has given us family memories we will treasure forever. From start to finish the whole experience was exactly what we wanted and more. Due to covid we waited 2 and a half years for this trip but worth the wait.
    Carly

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