Okonjima’s Select, Private Bush Suite

  • The Private Bush Suite is situated in the open Acacia thornveld within the secluded wilderness area of the Okonjima valley with a backdrop of the sandstone Omboroko Mountains. It is approximately 3.5km from the Plains Camp and 500m from the Bush Camp.

 

  • Located on the edge of a natural waterhole, its two separate, luxury, en-suite bedrooms under a double-volume thatched roof can accommodate a family or group of four (4 pax: one group only).
Okonjima Select Private Bush Suite, bedroom view, Namibia

 Select Private Bush Suite Information

A luxury cottage in the African bush

 

  • Bush Suite consists of:
  • Two separate, private, en-suite bedrooms under a double-volume thatched roof.
  • A modern, chef-designed kitchen with wine and soft drink coolers, gas and electrical cooking facilities and a double-door refrigerator with a built-in ice maker.
  • A wood-burning fireplace that brings together the spacious lounge and dining areas, as well as outdoor dining options.
  • A 13-metre private swimming pool.
  • Wi-Fi and cellphone reception.

 

In each of the bedrooms you’ll find:

  • Double volume thatched roofs with air-con, fans and heating facilities.
  • Two queen-size beds.
  • Doorways with roll-down, zip-fastened canvas partitioning with heavy-duty gauze screens – to give you a true sense of staying in the untamed African bush.
  • Two large glass-panelled windows with 180-degree views of the surrounding vistas
  • An inside and outside shower as well as a bath, toilets and bidets with views of the Namibian bush.
  • Ample work space.

 

  • Our discreet hosts and chefs attend to all your needs from turn-downs to gourmet meals to ensure a relaxed luxury safari experience at Okonjima’s Bush Suite that’s hard to rival.
  • A fully-inclusive rate ONLY, which includes: park entry and environmental education fees; accommodation; three daily meals; all activities coffee/tea and fruit available throughout the day; and drinks, excluding premier and imported alcoholic brands; levy; and

 

  • Children are welcome but we do not provide a childcare service. Due to the nature of some our activities, child participation may be restricted.

 

Please feel free to view our other accommodation options, African Villa, Luxury Bush CampPlains Camp & Omboroko Campsite

 

ROOM / SUITE SIZE:
275m2

CO-ORDINATES:
Okonjima’s Bush Suite
S 20 50.790’, E 16 40.201’

Entrance

View to the Entrance

Master Bedroom - East Wing

Gardenview from the Master Bedroom

Bathroom Master Bedroom

View in the Bathroom Master Bedroom

View of the Dining Area

View in the Living Room

View of the Living Room with Fireplace

View to the Pool

‘Special Occasion Sundowner’ PRIOR BOOKING REQUIRED

THE AFRICAT PROGRAMME: 

The AfriCat Foundation is a registered, Namibian-based, non-profit organization (# T48/93), dedicated to the protection and conservation of Namibian’s Large Carnivores in their natural habitat. AfriCat actively supports the long term survival of Namibia’s large carnivores through Environmental Education, Research, Human-Wildlife Conflict Mitigation and Community Support programmes.  Okonjima is home to the headquarters of AfriCat, whereas AfriCat North, is based along Etosha’s south-western boundary,

(AfriCat’s northern project strives to mitigate Human-Wildlife Conflict on farmland especially with regards to the lion (Panthera leo), by educating the youth, encouraging adapted livestock management and conducting essential research & monitoring of wild lion populations.)

AfriCat has grown significantly since its inception and has over the years identified the need to include a focus on education, community support, research and rehabilitation as being essential to accomplishing our new mission: to make a significant contribution to CONSERVATION through EDUCATION,  while still striving towards the long term survival of Namibia’s predators in their natural habitat. Visitors will be able to observe some of this programme at work and learn more about these amazing and beautiful animals.

LEOPARD VIEWING:

The leopard is the most adaptable of all the wild cats and has the widest distribution.  Leopards are frequently seen on Okonjima, 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  nature reserve.  These solitary cats however, are elusive and roam huge, sometimes mountainous terrain and acacia thickets,  and therefore sightings are not guaranteed.

LARGE CARNIVORE TRACKING ON FOOT: 

Okonjima guests are invited to participate on foot in the radio-tracking of the ‘rehabilitated carnivores‘ on the Tracking Trail within the 20 000ha / 200km2 rehabilitation nature reserve.

THE CHEETAH PROJECT: 

Offers visitors a valuable insight into the welfare work’ of The AfriCat Foundation.  At AfriCat HQ, over the past 2 decades, the ‘Rescue and Release Programme’ developed as a result of our relationship with the farming community. The welfare, in turn, was a by-product of the ‘Rescue and Release Programme’.  Some of the ‘ambassadors’ in our care are young, fit and wild enough to be part of our ‘Rehabilitation Project’.  There are, however, some cheetahs and leopards too old or tame to go back into the wild. These individuals are going to live out their lives under the expert care of the AfriCat team and continue to be “ambassadors” for their wild counter-parts,  but some of the cheetahs you will see at AfriCat’s Carnivore Care Centre, are in-line to be rehabilitated into the private Okonjima Nature Reserve and are patiently awaiting their turn to get a second chance to go back into the wild.

DAY-VISITORS:

Are able to observe some of this programme’s work and learn more about these endangered, amazing & beautiful animals!

PLEASE NOTE: Tracking of the rehabilitated carnivores in the 200km2 Okonjima Reserve is reserved for guests staying at one of Okonjima’s lodges.

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!

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

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 VIEWED FROM A HIDE: 

BUSH CAMP GUESTS ONLY! At the nocturnal hide visitors may view after-dinner ‘Nightlife’ such as porcupine, honey-badgers and caracal, amongst others.  Plains Camp, The Villa and Bush Suite guests do not visit the nocturnal hide.  If Bush Suite guests wish to join the Bush Camp guests during their after-dinner activity – prior notice must be given!  The Villa & Bush Suite guests will have the possibility to view night life from their private ‘flood-lit’ water holes.

SWIMMING:  Guests are welcome to make use of the pool at any time of the day or night. All camps have their own swimming pool.

PHOTOGRAPHY:  With the abundance of animals and bird life and spectacular scenery, Okonjima is a photographer’s paradise.  Be sure to advise your clients to bring plenty of film (for the old cameras) and many memory cards for the new!!

PHOTOGRAPHERS TAKE NOTE: 

Due to the specific nature of our rehabilitation project – many of the free roaming cats on OKONJIMA are radio-collared.  ALL cats that are part of AfriCat’s Carnivore Care programme, are NOT radio-collared.

RACK RATE: BUSH SUITE 2018 (01 January to 31 December)

Bush Suite RACK RATE
2 Lux Rooms PER PERSON
PER NIGHT
2 – 4 PAX N$ 10368
1 Pax N$ 12068
Children: 0 – 6 years Free of Charge
Children: 7 – 16 years N$ 4032

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

ALL RATES ARE QUOTED IN NAMIBIAN DOLLARS (NAD)

RATES INCLUDE:
Private guide, vehicle and chef.
Accommodation, all meals, activities, drinks (except premier and imported brands)
Laundry, internet, levy and Vat, Park and Environmental Education Fee.

GUIDES/PILOTS/TOUR LEADERS:
Rate = Free of Charge
Accommodation is in LUX. EN-SUITE TENTS at Plains Camp or Bush Camp, and can only participate on activities if space is available.

CHILDREN:
BUSH SUITE: All ages.

Due to the nature of our activities, child participation is restricted, depending on age and activity.
NO TRACKING ON FOOT in the Okonjima Nature Reserve, for children under 12 years of age.
Parents will have to sign a special indemnity taking full responsibility for any children under the age of 16 years.
No Nanny service is provided.

EFT/BANK TRANSFER PAYMENTS: 
We have an exciting payment option for EFT/Bank Transfer payments.

When you pay via EFT you are a winner, because . . .

  • Your payment will incur ZERO SWIFT or Transfer fees
  • There is zero commissions
  • Excellent Exchange Rates that beat the bank
  • Pay in your own local currency into a local bank account in your own country

Click here for more information and instructions on how to use our payment gateway.

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 afternoon activities: before 16h00 (summer time) and 15h00 (winter time)

CHECK OUT TIMES:
No later than 10h30

Special dietery requirements must be given prior to arrival date.

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

Select Private Bush Suite Information

About

COMPLETED JUNE 2006

A Unique Bush-Cottage in Africa.

The Bush Suite, overlooking a waterhole, nestled in the open Acacia thorn-veld with the sandstone Omboroko Mountains in the background, is situated in a secluded wilderness area approximately 3,5km from Main Camp and 500m from Bush Camp.

Bush Suite:

  • Has 2 separate, private, en-suite bedrooms under a magnificent thatched roof, which together, can accommodate a family or small group of 4.
  • Consists of a modern, chef-designed kitchenette, with wine and soft drink coolers, both gas and electrical cooking facilities and an endless supply of ice from a double door refrigerator.
  • The living space boasts a spacious lounge, a dining area under-roof or outside under natural shade and an open, wood-burning fireplace.
  • A uniquely designed pool (13 metres in length).

The Bedrooms

  • Have high roofs with fans, air-conditioning and when needed, heating facilities.
  • Have 2 Queen-size beds.
  • The doorways have an elegant but practical, ‘roll-down’ canvas partitioning that contains heavy-duty gauze screens; on either side, 2 large glass-panelled windows enhance your 180 degree vista. The zip-fastened, secure, tent-style canvassing not only provides sufficient light, but also contributes to the impression of living in the wild by delivering the audible ambience of your surroundings, while still maintaining a degree of comfort and safety.
  • Each bathroom has both an inside shower and a spectacular, outside bush-shower, together with a beautiful, colonial, bath-with-a-view.
  • Toilets and bidets accompany the baths, all with a bush-view.
  • Each bedroom has  Wi-Fi, internet connection with ample work space.

A personal host / hostess and chef attend to your every need whilst you enjoy your exclusive guide and game-drive vehicle, thus setting the leisurely pace that bests suits you, your family or small group of friends, during your stay at OKONJIMA’S unique Bush Suite.

Children are welcome, BUT no ‘child-care service’ available. Due to the nature of our activities, child participation is restricted!

A Fully Inclusive rate ONLY.

ROOM / SUITE SIZE:
275m2

CO-ORDINATES:
Okonjima’s Bush Suite
S 20 50.790’ ; E 16 40.201’

Tours

Entrance

View to the Entrance

Master Bedroom - East Wing

Gardenview from the Master Bedroom

Bathroom Master Bedroom

View in the Bathroom Master Bedroom

View of the Dining Area

View in the Living Room

View of the Living Room with Fireplace

View to the Pool

‘Special Occasion Sundowner’ PRIOR BOOKING REQUIRED

Photo Gallery

Activities

THE AFRICAT FOUNDATION:  Okonjima is home to the headquarters of AfriCat.  AfriCat is a non-profit organisation set up to conserve and protect threatened cheetah, leopard, and other wild carnivores of Namibia.  AfriCat has grown significantly since its inception and has over the years identified the need to include a focus on education, community support, research and rehabilitation as being essential to accomplishing our new mission: to make a significant contribution to CONSERVATION through EDUCATION,  while still striving towards the long term survival of Namibia’s predators in their natural habitat.  Visitors will be able to observe some of this programme at work and learn more about these amazing and beautiful animals.  www.africat.org 

LEOPARD VIEWING:  The leopard is the most adaptable of all the wild cats and has the widest distribution.  Leopards are frequently seen on Okonjima, 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  nature reserve.  These solitary cats however, are elusive and roam huge, sometimes mountainous terrain and acacia thickets,  and therefore sightings are not guaranteed.

THE CHEETAH PROJECT:  Offers visitors a valuable insight into the ‘welfare work’ of The AfriCat Foundation.  At AfriCat HQ, over the past 2 decades, the ‘Rescue and Release Programme’ developed as a result of our relationship with the farming community. The welfare, in turn, was a by-product of the ‘Rescue and Release Programme’.  Some of the ‘ambassadors’ in our care are young, fit and wild enough to be part of our ‘Rehabilitation Project’.  There are, however, some cheetahs and leopards too old or tame to go back into the wild. These individuals are going to live out their lives under the expert care of the AfriCat team and continue to be “ambassadors” for their wild counter-parts,  but some of the cheetahs you will see at AfriCat’s Carnivore Care Centre, are in-line to be rehabilitated into the private Okonjima Nature Reserve and are patiently awaiting their turn to get a second chance to go back into the wild.  http://www.africat.org/program/carnivore-care

(DAY-VISITORS are able to observe some of this programme’s work and learn more about these endangered, amazing & beautiful animals!) http://www.okonjima.net/activities/day-visits-with-us/

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 reserve. http://www.africat.org/program/rehabilitation

(PLEASE NOTE: Tracking of the rehabilitated carnivores in the 200km2 Okonjima Reserve is reserved for guests staying at one of Okonjima’s lodges.)

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!

 

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

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 VIEWED FROM A HIDE: 

BUSH CAMP GUESTS ONLY! At the nocturnal hide visitors may view after-dinner ‘Nightlife’ such as porcupine, honey-badgers and caracal, amongst others.  Plains Camp, The Villa and Bush Suite guests do not visit the nocturnal hide.  If Bush Suite guests wish to join the Bush Camp guests during their after-dinner activity – prior notice must be given!  The Villa & Bush Suite guests will have the possibility to view night life from their private ‘flood-lit’ water holes.

(PLAINS CAMP: We are no longer offering the night-hide activity after dinner to Plains Camp guests, due to lodge size | pax and logistics. Guest are more than welcome to join or enquire about a ‘Night-Drive’ after dinner at reception.) (additional cost)

SWIMMING:  Guests are welcome to make use of the pool at any time of the day or night. All camps have their own swimming pool.

PHOTOGRAPHY:  With the abundance of animals and bird life and spectacular scenery, Okonjima is a photographer’s paradise.  Be sure to advise your clients to bring plenty of film (for the old cameras) and many memory cards for the new!!

PHOTOGRAPHERS TAKE NOTE: 

Due to the specific nature of our rehabilitation project – many of the free roaming cats on OKONJIMA are radio-collared.  ALL cats that are part of AfriCat’s Carnivore Care programme, are NOT radio-collared.

FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO SEE VIDEO CLIPS  – CLICK HERE:  http://www.okonjima.net/activities/

HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGES:  http://www.okonjima.net/media/activities-okonjima-high-resolution-images/

Rates & Reservations

RACK RATE: BUSH SUITE 2016 (01 January to 31 December)

Bush Suite RACK RATE
2 Lux Rooms PER PERSON
PER NIGHT
2 – 4 PAX N$ 7200
1 Pax N$ 8800
Children: 0 – 6 years Free of Charge
Children: 7 – 16 years N$ 2800

RACK RATE: BUSH SUITE 2017 (01 January to 31 December)

Bush Suite RACK RATE
2 Lux Rooms PER PERSON
PER NIGHT
2 – 4 PAX N$ 8640
1 Pax N$ 10250
Children: 0 – 6 years Free of Charge
Children: 7 – 16 years N$ 3456

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

ALL RATES ARE QUOTED IN NAMIBIAN DOLLARS (NAD)

RATES INCLUDE:
Private guide, vehicle and chef.
Accommodation, all meals, activities, drinks (except premier and imported brands)
Laundry, internet, levy and Vat, Park and Environmental Education Fee.

GUIDES/PILOTS/TOUR LEADERS:
Rate = Free of Charge
Accommodation is in LUX. EN-SUITE TENTS at Plains Camp or Bush Camp, and can only participate on activities if space is available.

CHILDREN:
BUSH SUITE: All ages.
Due to the nature of our activities, child participation is restricted, depending on age and activity.
NO TRACKING ON FOOT in the Okonjima Nature Reserve, for children under 12 years of age.
Parents will have to sign a special indemnity taking full responsibility for any children under the age of 16 years.
No Nanny service is provided.

EFT/BANK TRANSFER PAYMENTS: 
We have an exciting payment option for EFT/Bank Transfer payments.

When you pay via EFT you are a winner, because . . .

  • Your payment will incur ZERO SWIFT or Transfer fees
  • There is zero commissions
  • Excellent Exchange Rates that beat the bank
  • Pay in your own local currency into a local bank account in your own country

Click here for more information and instructions on how to use our payment gateway.

CANCELLATION FEE POLICY:
High Season ( July – November)
60 – 31 days prior to arrival date  – 50% cancellation fees
30 – 8 days prior to arrival date – 80% cancellation fees
7 days – NO SHOW prior to arrival date – 100% cancellation fees

Low Season ( December – June) 
30 – 15 days prior to arrival date – 50% cancellation fees
14 – 8 days prior to arrival date – 80% cancellation fees
7 days – NO SHOW prior to arrival date – 100% cancellation fees

CHECK IN TIMES:
From 12h00
Those who wish to partake in afternoon activities: before 16h00 (summer time) and 15h00 (winter time)

CHECK OUT TIMES:
No later than 10h30

Special dietery requirements must be given prior to arrival date.

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

The Bush Suite, overlooking a waterhole, nestled in the open Acacia thorn-veldt with the sandstone Omboroko Mountains in the background, is situated in a secluded 2000 ha nature reserve, approximately 3,5km from Main Camp and 500m from Bush Camp.

  • Bush Suite:
    • Has 2 separate, private, en-suite bedrooms under a magnificent thatched roof, which together, can accommodate a family or small group of 4.
    • Consists of a modern, chef-designed kitchenette, with wine and soft drink coolers, both gas and electrical cooking facilities and an endless supply of ice from a double door refrigerator.
    • The living space boasts a spacious lounge, a dining area under-roof or outside under natural shade and an open, wood-burning fireplace.
    • A uniquely designed pool (13 metres in length).
  • The Bedrooms
    • Have high roofs with fans, air-conditioning and when needed, heating facilities.
    • Have 2 Queen-size beds, of which ONE can be wheeled outside onto the terraces, for a night under the stars!
    • The doorways have an elegant but practical, ‘roll-down’ canvas partitioning that contains heavy-duty gauze screens; on either side, 2 large glass-panelled windows enhance your 180 degree vista. The zip-fastened, secure, tent-style canvassing not only provides sufficient light, but also contributes to the impression of living in the wild by delivering the audible ambience of your surroundings, while still maintaining a degree of comfort and safety.
    • Each bathroom has both an inside shower and a spectacular, outside bush-shower, together with a beautiful, colonial, bath-with-a-view.
    • Toilets and bidets accompany the baths, all with a bush-view.
    • Each bedroom has a Wi-Fi or dial-up, internet connection with ample work space
  • A personal host or hostess and chef attend to your needs whilst you enjoy your exclusive guide and game-drive vehicle, thus setting the leisurely pace that bests suits you, your family or small group of friends, during your stay at OKONJIMA’S unique Bush Suite.
  • Children are welcome, BUT no ‘child-care service’ available. Due to the nature of our activities, child participation is restricted!
  • A Fully Inclusive rate ONLY.