The AfriCat foundation, made famous by various documentaries including that one by National Geographic, has been superseded by the luxurious Okonjima suite of lodges on the same game farm. The Hanssens transformed their family farmhouse into the now humbled Okonjima Main and Bush Camp followed suit and raised the luxury and privacy stakes somewhat.
All was well in the pecking order until Okonjima Villa put the cat amongst the pigeons. With two enormous suites in the main house and flanked by another two, the luxurious villa is reserved for the exclusive use of its fortunate occupants. The pigeons had barely smoothed their ruffled pride when along came Okonjima Bush Suite, a family-friendly private annexe to the villa. Both villa and suite have private butlers, personal chefs, and a dedicated game ranger and safari vehicle.
Okonjima Villa and Bush Suite: AfriCat Foundation
The AfriCat Foundation provides a fantastic and rare opportunity to learn about cheetah and leopard in their natural environment from close quarters. The cheetah, in preparation for being re-introduced to the wild, chase down their food on high-speed zip lines giving you an extremely rare show of the fastest land mammal in full flight. Exhilarating stuff. Track leopards and cheetah on foot, follow the Bushman trail, and game viewing and birdwatching on the 170sq km reserve.