Okonjima Guest Lodge lies nestled in the unspoiled beauty of the Ombororoko mountains, part of the well known Waterberg Plateau.
Okonjima is the home of the “Africat Foundation”, a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and protection of Namibia`s much threatened cats, especially the Cheetah and Leopard.
In the Herero language, Okonjima means `place of the baboons”.
The luxury Bush Camp is situated on the edge of the wilderness area 3 km from the Main Camp, consisting of eight luxury thatched African chalets, each offering total privacy, with a lapa-style complex housing reception, lounge with fireplace, kitchen, dining area and curio shop.
The building is shaped rather like a camel-thorn pod, with a campfire area in its curve that overlooks a waterhole, and a swimming pool to one side.
Each unique African-style chalet is completely secluded and private, and are between 80m 100m apart. The chalets are a combination of earthy orange clay walls, khaki-green canvas and thatched roofs, complete with stone birdbath in front.
The front 180 degrees is comprised of canvas panels which may be rolled up inviting you to enjoy your private bushveld vista. The chalets are sectioned into a bedroom area with a double bed, a small alcove to one side with easy chairs and a couch that doubles up as an extra single bed for a third person.
In the Alcove are coffee-and-tea-making facilities as well as a mini bar. On the other side of the bedroom section, behind a partial wall snaking upwards, is the bathroom area with double washbasin, shower cubicle and separate toilet.
The main camp was the original farm dwelling reconstructed in a Lodge. This guest lodge has ten luxury en-suite double rooms and a secluded swimming pool.
Feel free to stroll around the garden, where you may encounter a variety of animals, all of them rescued by the Africat Foundation.
The bird hide is within walking distance from the lodge - over 300 species have been identified at Okonjima, including most of Namibia`s endemics. Join us at the hide for an after-dinner treat, honey badgers, porcupine and other nocturnal creatures are sure to entertain you whilst they too, enjoy their meal.
You will be able to witness the Africat Foundation at work. This unique program will enable you to learn more about Namibia’s most beautiful cats.
Okonjima is renowned for the excellent opportunities for viewing and photographing both Leopard and Cheetah. Get in touch with nature on our numerous walking trails. Follow in the footsteps on an Ancient People on the guided Bushman Trail - a truly African experience!
Activities commence 15h00 (winter) and 16h00 (summer) and include:
- Cheetah tracking on foot and the Cheetah Project
- Leopard tracking
- The Bushman Trail
Situated 48 km south of Otjiwarongo on the B1 and clearly signposted.