Okonjima Bush Camp

Okonjima Bush Camp

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 Cheetah and Leopard rescue & release programme.

The Luxury Bush Camp is situated at the edge of a wilderness area, 3km from Okonjima Main Camp. Bush Camp comprises 8 thatched, African-style chalets, including 1 luxury, Honeymoon Suite with fire-place, bath and out-side 'bush shower'. Each exclusive chalet enjoys complete privacy, and is a unique combination of ochre walls and khaki-green canvas, under a thatched roof. Each chalet is equipped with a queen and a ¾ bed, mini-bar, private safe for valuables, a kettle for an early morning cup of tea or coffee, and a telephone.

All chalets are between 80–100m apart from each other. For those who wish to feel the closeness of nature, the front 180º of canvas panelling at the front of the chalet can be rolled up, inviting visitors to enjoy their own 'bushveld' view. In front of each chalet, a birdbath is visited by a variety of birds and small mammals.

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.

  • Home of the AfriCat Foundation
  • In a malaria-free area
  • Luxury bush camp
  • Large carnivore tracking on foot
  • Self-guided nature trails
  • Excellent birding
  • Nocturnal hide

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