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Okonjima Bush Camp

Nestled among the Omboroko Mountains lies OKONJIMA – a Herero name meaning “Place of the baboons”. This is much more than just a lodge. Okonjima is also home to The AfriCat Foundation.

Okonjima Bush Camp lies in a 220km2 Nature Reserve, south of Otjiwarongo surrounded by undulating hills and grassy plains.  This is the base for the AfriCat Foundation, a non-profit organisation set up to conserve and protect Namibia’s threatened cheetah, leopard and other wild carnivores. From this small camp, guests are invited to learn about Namibia’s big cats, with excellent opportunities to view them at close quarters.

The Bush Camp comprises of eight thatched African style chalets and one honeymoon suite. Each exclusive chalet enjoys complete privacy, and is a unique combination of earthy ochre walls and khaki-green canvas, under a thatched roof. The honeymoon suite boasts 2 double beds, a bathtub, an out-side shower and a fireplace.

The extensive ‘camelthorn’ shaped Lapa, encompasses the reception area and curio-shop, a cosy lounge with a rustic inside fire-place, an outside fire-place, a kitchen and dining area – all overlooking a waterhole, and is in the form of the indigenous ‘camelthorn’ pod with a secluded swimming pool.

 

Style

Thatched African style chalets

Rooms

8 Chalets and 1 Honeymoon Suite

Open Season

Open all year

Safari Experience

THE AFRICAT FOUNDATION:  AfriCat is a non-profit organisation set up to conserve and protect threatened cheetah, leopard, and other wild carnivores of Namibia.  Visitors will be able to observe some of this programme at work and learn more about these amazing and beautiful animals.

LEOPARD VIEWING:  Leopards are frequently seen, giving visitors an opportunity to observe these magnificent predators that are ‘radio-tracked’ from our game-viewing vehicles. The leopards roam freely and catch their own prey within the 20,000ha / 200km2 rehabilitation nature reserves. These cats however, are notoriously people-shy and sightings are not guaranteed.

THE CHEETAH PROJECT: Offers visitors a valuable insight into the ‘welfare work’ of The AfriCat Foundation.[Day visitors will now be able to observe some of this programme’s work and learn more about these endangered, amazing and beautiful animals!]

LARGE CARNIVORE TRACKING ON FOOT:  Okonjima guests are invited to participate on foot in the radio-tracking of the rehabilitated Cheetahs, Wild Dogs or the Spotted Hyaenas on the Tracking Trail within the 20,000ha/200km2 rehabilitation nature reserves.

 

BUSHMAN TRAIL: Experience a day in the life of a Bushman. It constitutes an easy walking trail and is highly informative. Guests get to learn about the art of making traditional artefacts and how the San adapt and survive in an unforgiving wilderness environment. Participation is welcomed!

GAME DRIVE: After dinner, guests are invited to join a guided, night-drive in the 20,000ha/200km² private, nature reserves.

NATURE TRAIL:  Self-guided walking trails of up to 8 km, for those guests who want to spend some time alone in the solitude of the Okonjima wilderness.

BIRD WATCHING: Identify some of the more than 250+ species in the area, including some of the Namibian endemics – Carp’s Black Tit, Hartlaub’s Francolin and the (Damara) Rock Runner.

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS: BUSH CAMP GUESTS ONLY! At the nocturnal hide visitors may view after-dinner ‘nightlife’ such as porcupine, honey-badgers and caracal, amongst others.

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