You should ALWAYS bring a flash light / torch with you when visiting Africa! A ‘headlamp’ is always more convenient.
Hat & sunglasses (polarized for those long, bright road trips)
Sunscreen (SPF 30+)
Re-hydrate and do not forget to drink as much water as possible. (Recommendation: at least 2 litres a day)
During the winter months (mid May – mid Sept) do not forget to bring along warm clothing! Namibia can getvery cold. (see SEASONS section)
A basic first aid kit; including medication against diarrhoea, nausea, headaches, heat stroke, stomach cramps, broad-spectrum antibiotics, mosquito repellent, Nasal Vaseline thus preventing nosebleeds as well as sufficient prescription medication.
Binoculars, a camera, a map of Namibia and the directions to each destination are always a good idea.
We also recommend hiring a satellite phone when driving through Namibia, for many areas do not have cell phone coverage.
Never travel anywhere in Namibia without at least, 20 litres of water and 2 spare wheel in your vehicle for emergencies.
It is always advisable to have all your local emergency telephone numbers and your accommodation of choice’s contact details, saved in your private phone.
Please consult your physician or health department for the latest health and anti-malarial precautions. Some countries require advance inoculations (and certificates thereof), so please ensure that you take the necessary precautions. Okonjima is a malaria free area.
You will require comfortable, casual and semi-casual clothes. Please note that bright colours are not suitable for game viewing safaris in Africa, and that game drives are conducted in the early morning and late afternoon, which can be cold, during our winter months.
Visas are required for most countries. It is therefore advisable to contact your local embassy to find out the exact requirements. It is advisable to travel with all relevant documentation.
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The AfriCat Foundation’s headquarters are based in the 200 square kilometre private Okonjima Nature Reserve, located 50 kilometres south of Otjiwarongo in central Namibia. The AfriCat Foundation was founded in the early 1990s and formally registered as a non-profit organisation in August 1993. The Foundation’s northern operation, AfriCat North, is based along Etosha National Park’s south-western boundary, and strives to mitigate Human-Wildlife Conflict on commercial farmland, especially with regards to the lion (panthera leo), by educating Namibia’s youth, encouraging adapted livestock management, and conducting essential research and monitoring of wild lion populations.
AfriCat has since grown significantly and what started out primarily as a welfare organisation has, over the years, identified the need to include a focus on education and research as being essential to accomplishing its mission - the long-term conservation of Namibia’s large carnivores.