Halfway between Windhoek and the Etosha National Park, the 55,000-acre Okonjima Game Reserve has long been committed to captive carnivore rehabilitation, particularly with cheetahs, but also with the leopard and brown hyena that share the area. The Okonjima Bush Camp, located in the reserve’s "safe" area, is the perfect place from which to enjoy all the reserve has to offer.
Okonjima, home of the AfriCat Foundation that rehabilitates cheetahs, wild dogs, hyenas and leopards, provides plenty of opportunities to see these carnivores in their natural environment. Suffice to say, the big cat experience with AfriCat on Okonjima will be a highlight of your Namibian safari.
The Camp comprises eight African-style chalets that enjoy complete privacy and combine earthy ochre walls and khaki-green canvas under a thatched roof. Each chalet is equipped with an en-suite bathroom, minibar and tea/coffee station. The chalets' canvas panelling may be rolled up, bringing all the sounds and smells of the bushveld to you. Overlooking a waterhole, the extensive camelthorn-shaped Lapa encompasses the reception and curio-shop, a cosy lounge with rustic fireplace, a kitchen, dining area and swimming pool.