Okonjima activities will delight and educate even the most experienced of travellers.

Mornings begin early with tracking cheetahs on foot in the Okonjima Nature Reserve alongside our experienced guides. Our Rescue and Release Programme at AfriCat’s Carnivore Care Centre has been developed over twenty years, thanks to our mutual relationship with the nearby farming community. Some of the carnivores that we rescued which are still in our care, are young, fit and wild enough to be part of our rehabilitation project. They are awaiting their turn to get a second chance in the wild as they will be released within the Okonjima Nature Reserve.

In true African style, days end with game drives through the acacia thicket in search of elusive leopards followed by a sundowner. Our guests travel continents and countries with the hopes of sighting the elusive leopard in its natural habitat. Leopards are the most adaptable of all the wild cats. These solitary, intelligent predators cover large distances across open plains, mountainous terrain and acacia thickets, which is why sightings are never guaranteed. However, leopards are frequently seen during a safari in the Okonjima Nature Reserve. Though many of our leopards are radio-tracked for their protection and as part of a density research project through AfriCat’s conservation initiatives – they roam freely and hunt within the 20 000-ha/200km2 nature reserve.

Whether you hike, bike or are an avid bird watcher, there are endless ways to spend your time at Okonjima.

Winter Lodge Activity Times:

  • Morning – departure at 06:30
  • Afternoon – departure at 15:30