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Okonjima Game Reserve

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Address: Waterberg Plateau Park, Namibia
Phone Number: 264-67-687032
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Best place to see spotty cats

This place is packed with game. There is leopard, cheetah, hyena, and african wild dog. If you are staying overnight at any of the camps, there is plenty of opportunity to go on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is packed with game. There is leopard, cheetah, hyena, and african wild dog. If you are staying overnight at any of the camps, there is plenty of opportunity to go on game drives to see the predators up close.

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Herfordshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

A real highlight of our trip. We stayed on one of their 4 spacious campsites which had a huge kitchen area, shower with masses of hot water and our own open to the elements toilet! There was plenty of firewood supplied in this beautiful location. We went out for the afternoon with two delightful, enthusiastic, passionate guides who showed us... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

First of all, a big big thank you to okonjima staff. The reserve is a must see in your Namibia trip - don't skip it and spend a minimum of 1 night here, you won't regret it!!. So we stayed here in Aug 2016 for 1 night and had 3 game drives (afternoon - leopard game, night drive and morning... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

This one on of the best places we stayed in our trip to Namibia. We did an evening cheetah tracking activity where once we had found the cheetahs, we were able to walk as close as 5-10m away from them! The guides were fabulous and obviously very passionate about the wellbeing of the cats.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We had great game drives with our guide Barnabas. They have a bunch of wild cats, hyanes, and other animals with transmitting collars, which can be tracked down by a tracing antenna. Barnabas tried very hard and was able to bring us to one younger female leopard in the bushes, a cheetah couple under a tree at a few meters... More 

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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a great preserve and you are guaranteed to see cheetahs and Leopards. Our lodging was wonderful and the food was delicious. The people are more then helpful and they put you with great guides. Our guide was Martin .. We did a private tour to see the leopard and cheetahs. We are nature photographers and Martin put us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Okonjima Nature Reserve is privately run and it consists of commercially run lodges and the non profit Africat project. This project is about the rescue, rehabilitation and release in wild of cats; it's supported by the lodge business as well as by donations. It's a convenient way to see cats as well as many other animals in one place albeit... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

My family and I stayed at Okonjima in June 2016. We stayed for two nights as self-catering campers at the Omboroko Campsite. Given that Okonjima also has many spectacular luxury accommodation options I expected that campers would be treated with a little less priority. I was entirely wrong. From the moment we arrived we were greeted warmly and made to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Okonjima is a perfect stop over to Etosha from Windhoek. It’s a reserve that rescues injured animals but it’s a large so you can go on morning and night rides and see plenty of animals. It’s a private reserve with smart guides who are very knowledgeable about each animal. We arrived about 2 hours before dinner so freshened up, grabbed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

We visites their day centre in order to get some cheetah from up-close (which under normal cicumstances is virtaually impossible) as well as inform us abouth their conservation efforts in respect of wild cats, wild dogs and vultures.... Most interesting!

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