Okonjima - Home of the Africat Foundation: "Conservation at its best" Namibia Hotel Tip by Amlah

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Wow - not a cheap option, but a must see.

We spent 2 magical days/nights at Okonjima Luxury Bush Camp (a cheaper option would be to stay at the Bush Camp) - all meals and activities were included and we saw Cheetah, Leopard and Lion up close.

From Windhoek it is approx. 2.5 hours drive north on the B1 which is a tarred road & speed limit is 120kph. Once you reach the turn off (approx. 48km from Otjiwarongo) it is a 24km drive along a gravel & dirt road after you have been radio-ed through by the guard.

On arrival at the Bush Camp we were met and taken through the possible activity itinerary for our stay. A light lunch (pre ordered) was served to us before we checked into our room.

We stayed in one of the 8 unique african-style chalets - Each one enjoys complete privacy (between 80m -100m apart from each other) and are part walled, part canvas, under a thatched roof. They come with 'bug' spray, mini fridge and hairdryer - as well as the most wonderful views over bushland, where the animals pass to get to the waterhole in front of the main building where the meals are served.

Day 1 - p.m. activity: Introduction to the Africat Foundation - close up encounter of rescued cheetahs. Back for evening meal then off to night hide with left overs. (Note: Take a jacket/fleece, etc. as evening can be cold)

Day 2 - a.m. activity: Bushman trail followed by brunch. Optional self guided walk to view point. p.m. activity Leopard tracking in 4x4. Back for evening meal - optional night hide experience again.

Day 3 - check-out, a.m activity: cheetah tracking on foot followed by brunch before leaving

Unique Qualities: Witness Africats valuable work - committed to the long term conservation of Namibia's large carnivores.

No children under 12 years

Day visits available (prior booking required)

Tip - If this lodge is a little on the expensive side for you, they also offer luxury tented accommodation at both the main camp & bush camp. This is usually for the guides, however they will cost this for you subject to availability.

Address: PO Box 793, Otjiwarongo
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: 2.5 hours north of Windhoek on the B1 towards Otjiwarongo. Mainly tarred road - with 24 km gravel/dirt track to lodge - accessible by car
othercontact: okonjima@iway.na
Phone: +264 (67) 30 4563/4
Price: US$180 and up
Theme: Other
Website: http://www.okonjima.com

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 30, 2007
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