Situated halfway between Namibia’s quaint capital city, Windhoek, and the Etosha National Park, the private Okonjima Nature Reserve, nestled over 200 square kilometres amongst the imposing Omboroko Mountains, boasts some of the most exceptional accommodation in Namibia, but the unequivocal highlights are the cheetah and leopard safaris.
There are unlimited opportunities to see these beautiful carnivores in their natural environment within the huge Okonjima Nature Reserve, as well as to witness the critical conservation work undertaken by the AfriCat Foundation, which researches and rehabilitates cheetahs, wild dogs, and hyaenas.
Okonjima offers a wide spectrum of accommodation options, ranging from well-appointed private camp sites to breathtaking safari lodges. The award-winning Villa and Bush Suite offer an unparalleled luxury safari experience, indulging guests with a private chef, guide, and safari vehicle. Okonjima guarantees a unique African safari to remember.
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Okonjima is situated half-way between Namibia’s capital, Windhoek, and the Etosha National Park (a two and a half hour drive from either point), its central location making it ideally suited as a base from which to undertake excursions to other Namibian regions, or as the perfect break on the way to, or from, Etosha.
From the luxurious Villa to well-appointed Campsites, you’ll find your perfect accommodation at Okonjima. Choose from the Grand African Villa, Bush Suite, Luxury Bush Chalets, Plains Camp Lodge, or the Omboroko Campsite.
Our activities will delight, entertain, and educate even the most experienced traveler. Visit the AfriCat Foundation and learn about Namibia’s carnivores. Track cheetah, leopard, hyenas, and wild dogs. Hike, bike, or go for a swim. The activities are endless at Okonjima!
What I learned through a school trip to AfriCat
There’s a certain kind of fevour that is seen only in the eyes of people with a passion for education. Gleaming with their fondness for it. Is it because they are changing the world, one pliable mind at a time? That must be it. I am thinking this while chatting with Sue Wagner, a lifelong teacher and this weekend’s chaperone for Mondesa Youth Opportunities (MYO) kids, who’s got exactly that look in her eyes…
Shortly after my arrival at Plains Camp on a hot midsummer’s noon I’m drifting in a cool, round pool with corrugated iron sides. A Stewarts & Lloyds windmill clinks hypnotically overhead, slowly grinding to a halt as the breeze subsides. One could be forgiven for thinking one is on an African farm, but of course that’s exactly what the Hanssen family wants you to experience…
Kaum ein anderer Ort in Namibia hat für Tierliebhaber und Erholungssuchende gleichermaßen viel zu bieten. Reisende, die sich für Tierschutz interessieren, insbesondere den der Wildkatzen, wie Geparde und Leoparde, kommen an Okonjima nicht vorbei. Engagiert und bestens organisiert, wissenschaftlich begleitend und liebevoll umgesetzt, findet man hier ein Projekt, das einfach überzeugt. Der Besucher kommt bei Beobachtungsfahrten sehr nahe an die Tiere heran und kann gleichzeitig die Natur genießen. Auch die geschmackvoll gestalteten Unterkünfte, von einer Bush-Villa im afrikanischen Stil bis zur luxuriösen Privat Bush Suite, lassen keine Wünsche offen.