DAY VISITS WITH US

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WELCOME TO THE AFRICAT DAY, CARNIVORE CARE & INFORMATION CENTRE!

TOURISM FUNDS & SUPPORTS THE MAJORITY OF AFRICAT’S EDUCATION & CONSERVATION WORK!
Day-Visitors will now be able to observe some of this programme’s work and learn more about these endangered, amazing & beautiful animals!

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AfriCat HQ Carnivore Information Centre and Clinic at Okonjima

AfriCat Foundation at Okonjima – Information Centre

JOIN ALL THE SPOTS AND DOTS ON ROUTE BETWEEN WINDHOEK AND THE ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK . . .  WITH A QUICK STOP @ AFRICAT!!!

18km off the main rd (B1)
A 2 hour drive north from Windhoek and 20 minutes on gravel through the private reserve – is part of the experience when you visit us for the day.

It will be fun, informative and a refreshing drink or snack awaits you! There’s a mountain hike up the hill on offer that will give you a bird’s eye view of the OKONJIMA RESERVE . . . . or a mountain hike down the hill for a swim in the camp-site pool!
Children are welcome!

Share in a small part of our BIG-CAT passion. Some of the ‘carnivore-ambassadors’ you will see, cannot be released back into the wild, because they are either:
too tame; were somebody’s pet and were hand-raised, which means they no longer fear/respect man; have injuries that will disadvantage them when released and then have to hunt for themselves or have not been successful in the wild as part of AfriCat’s rehabilitation programme and were then returned to our Care Centre. Others are in-line to be rehabilitated into the private Okonjima Nature Reserve, and are patiently awaiting their turn to get a second chance and go back into the wild.

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Welfare is not conservation! However, if ‘Welfare’ is used to ‘Educate’ our guests, volunteers, young farmers and children about the plight of the predator and can help explain the human-wildlife conflict issue, in a relaxed and natural environment – surrounded by carnivores that CANNOT be released back into the wild – these animals then become ‘ambassadors’ for their wild species. It is, however, our responsibility to ensure that all captive animals are taken care of in every way. Their dietary and health requirements need to be maintained at all times and all captive animals need enough space to be able to get away from man. Their enclosures need to be spacious and as true to their natural habitat as possible.

OKONJIMA NATURE RESERVE – home of The AfriCat Foundation, a non-profit organisation committed to long-term conservation of Namibia’s large carnivores. Okonjima’s 200km² private, nature reserve hosts four lodges, from rustic to exclusive, a camp-site and a Volunteer project.

YOUR VISIT TO AFRICAT’S DAY CENTRE WILL INCLUDE:

  • A short, guided drive to the AfriCat Carnivore Care and Information Centre to meet some of our species ambassadors. (separate cost)
  • Our guide will answer questions, explain the work we do with carnivores in Namibia and position the vehicle for that special photograph.
  • Departures are on offer daily. Duration approx. 1½ hours
  • Lunch: a fresh, light snack or sweet will be served between 11:30 – 14:00 (separate cost)

ACTIVITY DEPARTURE TIMES:

  • SUMMER (SEPT – MARCH) @ 11:00 & @ 13:00
  • WINTER (APRIL – AUG) @10:30 & @ 12:30

RATES: Day Visits

Activity (compulsory) – N$ 400 per person
Children (age 7 to 16 yrs) – N$ 350 per child
Lunch or Lunch-packs – from N$ 165 at the Day Centre, lunch pack N$ 120

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PLEASE NOTE:

  • Due to the nature of our activities, child participation is restricted, depending on age. No kids under the age of 3 years old are allowed on the activity.
  • All visitors will have to sign an indemnity.
  • Strictly NO contact between humans & animals. SAFETY FIRST!
  • Okonjima reserves the right of entry and to amend rates as and when necessary.

FACEBOOK:  AFRICAT’S DAY CENTRE opens its doors! August 10, 2012
Okonjima, Namibia – Home of AfriCat