Okonjima Plains Camp

Plains Camp honours the Hanssen’s family cattle-farming heritage with its three-tier accommodation facility of 10 spacious View Rooms, 14 spacious Standard Rooms and six affordable Garden Rooms.

It is family-friendly and wheelchair accessible. (Up to 60 pax: various groups)

Morning coffee on the Okonjima Plains Camp verandah, Namibia

The Plains Camp Information

The Plains Camp is 700m from the airstrip within the secluded wilderness area of Okonjima Nature Reserve and has majestic sunset views. Its design honours the Hanssen’s family cattle-farming history with its three-tier accommodation facility of 10 large View Rooms, 14 spacious Standard Rooms and six affordable Garden Rooms. It is family-friendly and wheelchair accessible.

Okonjima was a cattle farm since the early 1920s that was bought by Brahman breeders Val (VJ) and Rose Hanssen in 1970. By the time Namibia gained its independence in early 1990, they needed to address increasing livestock losses and growing interest in Namibia as a tourist destination. Three years later their herds of Brahman and Jersey cattle were sold and Okonjima’s attention turned to recovering the grass plains and transforming it into a nature reserve, with a primary focus on carnivore conservation through The AfriCat Foundation. Today it’s a luxurious African safari destination in the heart of Namibia that’s ideal for wildlife photography and famed for its cheetah, brown hyena and leopard sightings.

 

Plains Camp:

The Plains Camp Barn is an entertainment area and gathering place that includes: a dining and lounge area, with Wi-Fi facilities and cellphone reception, a bar, a swimming pool and curio shop, all of which overlook a waterhole and the Okonjima plains. Undercover parking is available.

 

View Rooms:

  • The 10 spacious View Rooms have earned their name for their views across the Okonjima grass plains.
  • All rooms are set 20-70 metres apart, some distance from the entertainment area at the Plains Camp Barn. Unit number one and the spacious family unit (a combination of rooms three and four) are closest to the barn.

Each View Room consists of:

  • A large veranda with two day beds and two loungers
  • A wheelchair ramp
  • Two double beds
  • Cellphone reception, a working desk and comfortable reading chair
  • A tea/coffee station
  • A mini fridge for own use
  • Two roof fans
  • Twin basins and a large twin shower
  • A security safe,
  • A telephone
  • Private, undercover parking

 

Standard Rooms:

  • The 14 Standard Rooms also look out onto the Okonjima grass plains but are smaller in size than the View Rooms.
  • Four of the rooms form two large family units. The family unit (rooms one and two) are closest to the barn, while the second family unit (rooms 13 and 14) are about 600m away.
  • The rooms are set 10-15 metres apart, some distance from the entertaining area at the barn.

Each Standard Room consists of:

  • A small veranda with two directors chairs
  • A wheelchair ramp
  • Two double beds
  • Cellphone reception, a table and two directors chairs
  • A tea/coffee station
  • A mini fridge for own use
  • Two roof fans
  • Twin basins and a large twin shower
  • A security safe
  • A telephone
  • Private, undercover parking

 

Garden Rooms:

  • The six affordable Garden Rooms are closely situated to one another within the original homestead garden, yet have no wilderness view.
  • They overlook the lapa, which has a tea/coffee station.
  • They are not wheelchair accessible
  • All lodge facilities, such as activities, meals, bar service and curio shop, are available from the Plains Camp Barn 700 metres away.

Each affordable Garden Room consists of:

  • 1 double bed
  • 1 3/4 Bed
  • A tea/coffee station
  • A roof fan
  • A security safe
  • Cellphone reception
  • Undercover parking (60 metres away)

 

Please feel free to view our other accommodation options; Select Private Bush Suite, African VillaLuxury Bush Camp & Omboroko Campsite

Reading corner in the Okonjima Plains Camp view room, Namibia

ROOM SIZE:
Main Camp Lapa: 800m2
Plains Camp Lapa/Barn: 1015m2

Garden Rooms: 22m2
Standard Rooms: 77m2
View Rooms: 88m2

CO-ORDINATES
Okonjima Plains Camp & Airstrip
S 20 51.539’ ; E 16 38.472’

Plains Camp Reception

Plains Camp Pool

Plains Camp View Room

Plains Camp Terrace At Night

Plains Camp Terrace Dining

Plains Camp Dining

Plains Camp Entrance at Night

Plains Camp Terrace Lounge

Plains Camp Lounge

Plains Camp From Waterhole - Close

Plains Camp From Waterhole - Far

Plains Camp Curio Shop

Plains Camp Entrance

Plains Camp Standard Room

View Rooms

Standard Rooms

Lapa Barn

Garden Rooms

Main Camp Lounge Area For Garden Room Guests

(This entertainment area is only used for presentations, events and conferences)

All activities, all meals, bar service and curio-shop are offered from the Plains Camp Barn (700m walk or drive)

RACK RATE: PLAINS CAMP 2019 (01 January to 31 December)

OKONJIMA PLAINS CAMP RACK RATE
Standard Rooms PER PERSON
PER NIGHT
HALFBOARD: (DBB) SHARING N$ 2625
Single Supplement (+750) N$ 3725
Children: 3 – 6 years – sharing free of charge
Children: 7 – 16 years – sharing N$ 1313
View Rooms Per Person
Per Night
HALFBOARD: (DBB) SHARING N$ 3815
Single Supplement (+750) N$ 4915
Children: 3 – 6 years – sharing free of charge
Children: 7 – 16 years – sharing N$ 1908
Garden Rooms Per Person
Per Night
HALFBOARD: (DBB) SHARING N$ 1980
Single Supplement (+850) N$ 3080
Children: 3 – 6 years – sharing free of charge
Children: 7 – 16 years – sharing N$ 990

Pilot & Guide Fees Per Guide/Pilot Per Night
Pilot & Guide Fees N$ 850

EXTRAS – NON COMMISSIONABLE PER PERSON/
PER /ACTIVITY
AM and PM activities N$ 750
AfriCat Welfare Activity N$ 550
AM and PM activities – Children 7 – 16 years N$ 375
AfriCat Welfare Activity – Children 3 – 16 years N$ 275
PER PERSON
Lunch N$ 240
Lunch Children 3 – 16 years N$ 190
Lunch Pack N$ 180
Transfers (by road) On Request

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

ALL RATES ARE QUOTED IN NAMIBIAN DOLLARS (NAD) 

HALFBOARD (DBB) RATES INCLUDE:
Plains Camp : Accomm, Dinner, Breakfast or brunch, Levy, Vat, Park and Environmental Education fee
Coffee/tea and fruit available throughout the day

PILOTS & GUIDES:
At rates above, pilots and guides must be prepared to sleep in LUX. EN-SUITE TENTS and can only participate on activities if space is available.

CHILDREN:
Due to the nature of our activities, child participation is restricted, depending on age and activity.

Parents will have to sign a special indemnity taking full responsibility for any children under the age of 16 years.
Due to dangerous animals, we cannot guarantee their safety.

METHOD OF PAYMENT:
50% deposit one month prior to date of arrival.
Should you cancel less than 3 weeks prior to arrival , an additional cancellation fee will be deducted.

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Okonjima Cancellation Policy

Confirmed Bookings
Excluding block / group bookings

Okonjima would like to make all our tourism partners aware that we have changed our cancellation policy for confirmed bookings to 60 days prior to arrival.

The cancellation policy for confirmed bookings will be applicable from 1 June 2018

Confirmed bookings – Less than 60 days prior to arrival date, cancellation fees are payable

  • 60 -31 days before arrival – 50% cancellation fees
  • 30 -8 days before arrival – 80% cancellation fees
  • 7 days – NO SHOW –  100% cancellation fees

Thank you for your continued support

 

CHECK IN TIMES:
From 13h00
Those who wish to partake in the afternoon activities: before 16h00 (summer time) and 15h00 (winter time).

CHECK OUT TIMES:
No later than 10h30

Okonjima reserves the right to amend these rates as and when necessary.