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Okonjima Luxury Bush Camp

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- Luxurious chalets with views
- Walking trails and game drives
- Leopard sustainability programme
- AfriCat carnivore care centre

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Designed in honour of Okonjima’s cattle-farming history, and situated in Okinjima Game Reserve in Namibia, this luxury bush camp offers guests a great base from which to spot some of the best game in the region. Sightings of wild dog and spotted hyena are common, along with the chance to see rare species such as rhino and pangolin; if very lucky, the elusive leopard might even reveal itself.

Guest accommodation consists of a variety of abodes serving different purposes. There are 8 thatched African-style chalets, with semi-detached, open lounges or ‘salas’. Each chalet is isolated, ensuring privacy, and features two queen-sized beds, and comfortable leather chairs. The luxurious honeymoon junior-suite provides stunning views of the surrounding plains and comprises an en-suite lounge with fireplace, a bathtub, and a wheelchair-friendly outdoor ‘Bush’ shower. There’s also a birdbath outside each chalet to attract birds right up to the chalet front doors.

Communal facilities are found in the Lapa, a main structure which takes the form of an indigenous camelthorn pod. It includes a kitchen and dining area, separate lounges with fireplaces, outdoor fireplaces, and a private swimming pool overlooking the grassy plains.

There are a number of activities on offer in Okonjima Nature Reserve. Today’s visitors 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.

Families with children over the age of 12 are welcome at the Luxury Bush Camp. Although there are no child-care services, and opportunities for children to participate in activities are limited, facilities are family-friendly with a pool, lovely gardens and comfortable surroundings to enjoy. The guided nature trails, which combine short walks with game drives, make for a popular family choice.

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  • Trip was great and all the arrangements were excellent so thank you for all the help!

    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

    Accommodation was lovely - Douar Samra was amazing (weather could have been better but lovely regardless). Riad in Marrakesh was also great!

    All in all a great trip and we loved the variety of the mountains, Marrakesh and the coast.

    Thanks you once again!

    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

  • Thank you, we had an absolute wonderful time, and everything was well-planned and as described. Carla was crying on the day of our departure from Ants Nest, she didn’t want to go home and for it all to end, and when I asked how much longer she would want to stay, she responded “four weeks”

    MissingLars B reviewing Best of South Africa for Families on 01 March 2024

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