Okonjima is the home of AfriCat, a non-profit organisation committed to the long-term conservation of Namibia's large carnivores. AfriCat is the world's largest and Leopard rescue & release programme.
Okonjima Nature Reserve will no longer be used as a release site for rehabilitated, raised or captive held Cheetahs.
Okonjima's African Villa, overlooking a natural waterhole, is situated in a secluded wilderness area approximately 10km from the Main Camp. Accommodation consists of 2 separate, private suites, together with 2 en suite bedrooms in the 'Main House', which together can accommodate groups of up to 8 adults and 4 children.
The Main House has an up-to-date, chef-designed kitchen with wine and soft drink coolers, both gas and electrical cooking facilities and an endless supply of ice from a double door refrigerator. The living spaces include a spacious lounge and dining area with an open, wood-burning fireplace. There are 2 en suite, luxury bedrooms. The bathrooms have both an inside shower and a spectacular, outside bush-shower, together with a beautiful bath-with-a-view.
There is a private infinity pool, surrounded on three sides by African red teak decking and a walkway to an open, shaded 'Sala' – perfect for birding and afternoon napping
The 2 separate, thatched Suites are situated approximately 35–50m on either side of the Main House. Each suite has a well-stocked mini bar, the choice of either an inside or a unique, outside bush-shower, toilets and bidets accompany the baths, all with a bush view. All the bedrooms have air-conditioning, high airy roofs with fans and when needed, heating facilities. A personal host or hostess and chef attend to all guests' needs whilst they enjoy their exclusive guide and game-drive vehicle.
Visitors are invited to participate on foot in the radio-tracking of the rehabilitated Cheetahs or the Spotted Hyaenas on the Tracking Trail within the 4,500 and 16,000 hectare rehabilitation nature reserves. At the nocturnal hide, visitors may view after-dinner 'nightlife' such as porcupine, honey-badgers and caracal, amongst others.
The Bushman Trail constitutes an easy walking trail and is highly informative. Guests can learn about the art of making traditional artefacts and how the San people adapt and survive in an unforgiving wilderness environment. There are self-guided walking trails of up to 8km for guests who want to spend some time alone in the solitude of the Okonjima wilderness.
Birding here is excellent with more than 250+ species found in the area, including some of the Namibian endemics – Carp's Black Tit, Hartlaub's Francolin and the Damara Rock Runner.