Home of the Africat foundation, Okonjima is well-known across the globe for having the largest free roaming cheetah population in the world. The organisation takes in hundreds of unwanted wild cats who would otherwise have been trapped, or even killed, by livestock keepers to prevent them from preying on their animals. The private reserve spans across 22,000 hectares and is used to rehabilitate and conserve the carnivores that are under the care of the foundation. The conservation project was first started back in 1993 and is run by the Hanssen family who own and live on the property.Read More
Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Okonjima
If you are planning a Okonjima holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:
Okonjima Luxury Bush Camp Okonjima
Opened in 2001, Okonjima Luxury Bush Camp offers stunning rondavel style accommodation. The 8 thatched African style chalets are designed with beautiful earthy walls and khaki-green canvas. All are equipped with comfortable beds and roll down canvas giving you the opportunity to see all around the bushveld surrounding you. Given that the area is famous for the protection of the big cats at the Africat foundation - you may be able to hear the lions roar long into the night. Located around two and a half hours from Windhoek.
Okonjima Tailor made suggestions
Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Okonjima.