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“The best of Namibia”

Okonjima Game Reserve
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Reading, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“The best of Namibia”
Reviewed 11 November 2012

This was the last stop on our holiday itinerary, and what a way to finish! We were upgraded to the bush camp where we had a thatched villa with ensuite facilities, a lounge area with bird feed, and a small private waterhole where we saw warthogs.
The delight of Okonjima is the work it does to rehabilitate orphaned or abandoned big cats into the wild. Radio collars mean the guides should be able to gram them and you have a good chance of getting to see them - but be aware, they are still wild animals and they may not want to come out to play, so you might just see an ear through the grass - but getting so close is an amazing experience.

The drivers the Camps from the main road takes about 25mins, but of you have a lay afternoon flight from Windhoek you can just manage the Cheetah tracking activity in the morning before you fly home.

Visited November 2012
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Spijkenisse, The Netherlands
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99 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“get spoiled for a few nights.”
Reviewed 25 October 2012

For nature lovers and wildlife spotters to visit a wildpark run by an organistion like Africat foundation is not the first priority since the cats , and hyena and wilddogs are radio collared.
BUT the way they run the place is great :
the lodges are fabulous , service is very high level and animals in danger are helped by us tourists , that spent some money here. As a bonus you will sit in a jeep tracking an animal within a very large area, which makes it comparable to any other wildpark.

From an initially critical wildlife lover : GO !!!

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Thought I'd died and gone to heaven”
Reviewed 22 October 2012

What can be said about Okonjima. In Namibia the best kept secret on the planet. The idea behind okonjima is brilliant with every level of comfort catered for. We stayed in the view rooms which effectively was a glass wall looking out all the way to the mountains. tracked and found all the animals we wanted to see, and the Africat part was equally brilliant. We would not remmomend this place to anyone as we want to keep it to ourselves. We shall be back

Visited October 2012
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Bath, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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“Okonjima, Namibia - a truly beautiful place to visit”
Reviewed 4 September 2012

I was lucky enough to go to Namibia, in order to work on the development of the marketing for a philanthropic venture that a client is managing in Namibia. Namely the setting up of educational opportunities for pre-school children in and around Okonjima in Namibia.

Although that was the focus of the visit I was able to stay at The Grand African Villa within the Okonjima Game Reserve. It was a fantastic experience, the villa is stunning and amazingly luxurious, with a view over a waterhole. The game drives that we were able to go on were memorable, seeing leopard, cheetah, giraffe, warthogs and all kinds of antelope.

The charibale foundation, AfriCat is also based here, rehabilitating large carnivores into the wild.

It is a beautiful place, so tranquil, so full of wildlife, surreal and yet innovative in terms of clearing thick bush to create natural savannah, with views from the hills to live in the memory forever

Chris Packham, the BBC wildlife presenter, says that he is constantly yearning to return to, to be back in Namibia. It’s like a magnet whose draw he cannot resist and he is never disappointed. He has been to Okonjima five times, lucky man!

As for me, I cannot wait to go back again.

Visited November 2011
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