For an opportunity to get close to some of Namibia’s wild large cats, book a bed at Okonjima Bush Camp and visit the AfriCat Foundation in the Okonjima Reserve, on the edge of the sensational Waterberg Plateau National Park. Situated halfway between Windhoek and Etosha, Okonjima is nestled among the Omboroko Mountains and highlights cheetah and leopard safaris, a great stopover point for the ultimate Namibia safari that traverses the entire country in a thrilling self-drive holiday.
Voyage2Africa recommends this elegant luxury bush camp hiding within the 2 000-ha enclosed wilderness area of Okonjima Nature Reserve, where 8 thatched, African-style chalets and 4 other safari tents offer earthy accommodation for all. Every comfort is provided for and guests meet around the lapa, shaped like a Camelthorn pod where an intimate lounge, Wi-Fi, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, a restaurant and a dazzling swimming pool all face the active waterhole. Watch wild animals of all species come and go all day while hundreds of birds keep busy in the shady surroundings.
Okonjima is where the AfriCat Foundation is based, an organization focused on cheetah, lion and leopard conservation. Get on your boots and go tracking cheetahs with experienced guides, find leopards and enjoy the Bushmen trail, mimicking a day in the life of a San Bushman as a hunter-gatherer. Book an all-inclusive fly-in tour of Namibia to make things easier for you and Voyage2Africa will book your camps, eco-lodges and town hotels.
For an opportunity to get close to some of Namibia’s wild large cats, book a bed at Okonjima Bush Camp and visit the AfriCat Foundation in the Okonjima reserve. A few kilometres south of Otjiwarongo, the camp offers a high standard of accommodation to all who venture to the Waterberg Plateau National Park.
Honeymoon couples will love the romantic suite at Okonjima Bush Camp boasting large sliding glass doors, a small lounge with a fireplace and a minibar. Enjoy the wonderful al fresco bath and outside shower for a dreamy introduction to your new life together.
Another 8 African chalets spread out under their thatched roofs like luxury rondavels contain queen size double beds, attractive lounge areas and decor in warm terracotta colours with small carved wooden animals strategically placed. Think en-suite showers that look like trees as well as fans, minibars and tea and coffee stations…
Each chalet features a bowl of birdseed for you to scatter about attracting birds of all kinds – grab that camera and have fun. Look out over extensive plains and find warthog running if in luck.
Situated on the edge of the Waterberg Plateau, Okonjima reserve is known for its rehabilitation and research centre, part of the AfriCat Project. Learn about the more than 40 cheetahs in the camp and how Okonjima is involved in their survival and appreciate the added bonus of participating in leopard tracking, hyena tracking, cheetah tracking and night drives. Observe Namibia’s nocturnal animals such as honey badgers and porcupines. Early morning walks are also a wonderful way to see the Waterberg Plateau region.
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