Okonjima's COVID Chronicles...

AfriCat & Okonjima Need Your Help

Now, we need help! Whilst Covid-19 has taken a terrible and very public human toll, the effects on wildlife are yet to be played out.Some stories out there have referenced that Covid-19 has allowed nature to regenerate itself – but these are not our findings. With income at near nil, from AfriCat supporters and Okonjima guests, our world has turned upside down…

Survival Mode...

A real-life, conservation collection, documenting the current real time behind the scenes of active conservation in the Okonjima Nature Reserve, putting CONSERVATION FIRST, but trying to survive.

Like most in the Namibian tourism sector, Okonjima, AfriCat and the Okonjima Nature Reserve have been hard hit by the current economic setback. Founder and co-owner of the Okonjima Nature Reserve, Wayne Hanssen, explains in great detail how he intends to survive this period and safeguard the Nature Reserve against major future crises.

Recovery Mode #1...

Wayne Hanssen, founder and co-owner of the Okonjima Nature Reserve explains how he, the family and the team are trying to SURVIVE the Covid economic crisis.
In this episode he demonstrates how ‘he sees the road to recovery’ – substantiating, the viability of eco-tourism and how to make the Okonjima Nature Reserve entirely self-sustainable, even in the face of the current viral pandemic or any other future economic set-backs.

Recovery Mode #2...

Wayne talks fences and ‘island-bound’, conservation eco-systems –
Wayne Hanssen, founder and co-owner of the Okonjima Nature Reserve explains how he, the family and the team are trying to SURVIVE the Covid economic crisis.
In this episode he demonstrates how ‘he sees the road to recovery’ – substantiating, the viability of eco-tourism and how to make the Okonjima Nature Reserve entirely self-sustainable, even in the face of the current viral pandemic or any other future economic set-backs.

Recovery Mode #3...

Wayne talks stock-farming vs eco-tourism –
Wayne Hanssen, founder and co-owner of the Okonjima Nature Reserve explains how he, the family and the team are trying to SURVIVE the Covid economic crisis.
In this episode he demonstrates how ‘he sees the road to recovery’ – substantiating, the viability of eco-tourism and how to make the Okonjima Nature Reserve entirely self-sustainable, even in the face of the current viral pandemic or any other future economic set-backs.

Recovery Mode #4...

Wayne explains what are ‘essential services’ on Okonjima during the covid-pandemic –
Wayne Hanssen, founder and co-owner of the Okonjima Nature Reserve explains how he, the family and the team are trying to SURVIVE the Covid economic crisis.
In this episode he demonstrates how ‘he sees the road to recovery’ – substantiating, the viability of eco-tourism and how to make the Okonjima Nature Reserve entirely self-sustainable, even in the face of the current viral pandemic or any other future economic set-backs.

Recovery Mode #5...

Wayne talks about the importance of research – and that the animal must benefit from the research as well as the people –
Wayne Hanssen, founder and co-owner of the Okonjima Nature Reserve explains how he, the family and the team are trying to SURVIVE the Covid economic crisis.
In this episode he demonstrates how ‘he sees the road to recovery’ – substantiating, the viability of eco-tourism and how to make the Okonjima Nature Reserve entirely self-sustainable, even in the face of the current viral pandemic or any other future economic set-backs.