Welcome to Okonjima, Home of the Africat Foundation – the Perfect Safari Destination

Situated halfway between Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek, and the Etosha National Park, the private 55,000 acres / 200km²/20,000 ha. Okonjima Nature Reserve has some of the best accommodation in Namibia, but the unequivocal highlight has to be the cheetah and leopard safaris.

Namibian safaris are magnificent and, as The AfriCat Foundation rehabilitates cheetahs, wild dogs, and hyaenas, there are unlimited opportunities to see these beautiful carnivores in their natural environment within the huge Okonjima Nature Reserve.

If it’s a luxury safari you are looking for, then Okonjima’s Villa and Bush Suite is where you will be truly spoiled, with your own chef and safari vehicle. Okonjima offers accommodation for all budgets, from a private camp site to breathtaking safari lodges, but wherever you stay on Okonjima, you will be guaranteed an African safari to remember.

Tour Namibia, using the Naturally Namibia circuit to start your African safari visit Naturally Namibia.


Location & Maps

Okonjima is situated half-way between Namibia’s capital, Windhoek & the Etosha National Park, (2,5 hour drive from either location) making it centrally located and ideally suited as a base from which to organise various excursions to other locations or as the perfect stop on your way to or from Etosha.



From our luxurious Villa to our Campsites, you’ll find the perfect accommodations here at Okonjima. Choose from our Grand African Villa, Select Bush Suite, Luxury Bush Chalets, Plains Camp Rooms or the Omboroko Campsite!



Our activities will delight and educate even the most  experienced traveler! Visit AfriCat and learn about large carnivores. Track cheetah, leopard, hyenas and wild dogs. Hike, bike or go for a swim. The activities are endless at Okonjima!

Latest News from Okonjima


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…


The AfriCat Okonjima Predator Population Density Study: Phase 5

The fifth block of the study area was monitored from the 23rd March 2016 until 11th May 2016. The block is located in the north-western part of the reserve (Fig. 1) and is covering an area of 44.7 km2. The area is hosting three water reservoirs which are artificially supplied with water during the dry season (April – October) and thus, perennially accessible…


World Lion Day 2016

With the most recent and detailed report on the status of the African lion published by Panthera, ‘Beyond Cecil: Africa’s Lions in Crisis’, those of us who truly care are numbed by the shocking statistics and atrocities that have come to light: – Lion populations have plummeted by 43% in the past 20 years, to an estimated 20 000; in the same time-frame, populations in West, Central and East have collectively dropped by 60%; – Lions have lost 75% of their original habitat in the past 100 years, lions now only occupy 8% of their historical range (which once spanned an area of over 13 million km2), and according to reports have disappeared entirely from 12 African countries, with possible recent extinction in four more.