Bush/Safari Lodges - Damaraland, NAMIBIA

"Take off your watch and we will give you the time of your life"............ This is Okonjima - home of The Africat Foundation.

Rates Indication From: ZAR 1480.00


Okonjima Location
West of the Waterberg Plateau Park, the vast plains are occasionally broken by the remnants of ancient Sandstone Mountains, which once covered large areas of northern Namibia. Okonjima lies nestled in the unspoilt beauty of the Omboroko mountains, part of the well known Waterberg Plateau. In the Herero language Okonjima means 'place of the baboons'.

Okonjima Activities
Fly-In Desert Wildlife Game Drives Self Drive Walking Culture Country Lodge Photography Birding Swimming Pool Price Range - Southern Africa: $200 - $400

Okonjima Attractions
Okonjima is home of the Africat Foundation. A non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation and protection of Namibia's much threatened cats, especially the cheetah and the leopard. The spacious bird hide is within walking distance from the lodge: over 300 species have been identified at Okonjima, including most of Namibia's endemics. Join the watch at the hide for an after dinner treat - honey badgers, porcupine and other nocturnal creatures are sure to entertain you whilst they too enjoy their meal. You will be able to witness the Africat Foundation at work. This unique programme will enable you to learn more about Namibia's most beautiful cats. Okonjima is renowned for the excellent opportunities for viewing and photographing leopard and cheetah. Another unique development id our Vulture Restaurant - view these magnificent birds of prey as they feast on carrion.

Okonjima Facilities
MAIN CAMP This privately run guest lodge has ten luxury en-suite double rooms and a secluded swimming pool. BUSH CAMP A unique Bush Camp has been added (August 2001) and situated 3 kms from the Main Camp, consists of eight luxury thatched African chalets, each offering total privacy, with a lapa-style complex housing reception, lounge with fireplace, kitchen, dining area and curio shop. The building is shaped rather like a camel-thorn pod, with a campfire area in its curve that overlooks a waterhole, and a swimming pool to one side. Inside the lapa, amongst loosely scattered kelim rugs, are curved leather and kelim-covered sofas and easy chairs and wooden coffee tables with a good selection of books on Namibia and reading matter about Okonjima and the activities of the AfriCat Foundation. Each unique African-style chalet is completely secluded and private, and are between 80m – 100m apart. The chalets are a combination of earthy orange clay walls, khaki-green canvas and thatched roofs, complete with stone birdbath in front. The front 180 degrees is comprised of canvas panels which may be rolled up inviting you to enjoy your private “bushveld” vista. There is a low wall at the bottom, and the canvas sections also have gauzed windows if guests prefer them rolled down. The chalets are sectioned into a bedroom area with a double bed, a small alcove to one side with easy chairs and a couch that doubles up as an extra single bed for a third person. In the Alcove are coffee-and-tea-making facilities as well as a mini bar. On the other side of the bedroom section, behind a partial wall snaking upwards, is the bathroom area with double washbasin, shower cubicle and separate toilet. These chalets are more than a place to sleep. They are a place to enjoy, and to relax in. The Bush Camp cuisine has a definite African flavour. Great care is taken to take cater for people with special food requirements, in terms of allergies, preferences and health diets (please inform us of any special diets prior to arrival). Much of the cooking is done outside on an open fire. Feel free to stroll around the garden, where you may encounter a variety of animals; all of them rescued by the Africat Foundation.

Okonjima Additional Information
Get in touch with nature on our numerous walking trails. Follow in the footsteps of an Ancient People on the guided Bushman Trail - a truly African experience. *Cheetah Tracking Trail (on foot) *Leopard Trails *Visiting the orphaned cats at the Foundation *Game Drives *Bushman Trail *Guided & self-guided Nature Trails *Nocturnal & Bird Hides *Self-guided walking trails *Game Hides *Night viewing *Swimming pool at each camp

Okonjima Children Policy
Children 7 years and older welcome.
7-12 years less 40%.
12-16 years less 30%.

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Check In Time: 02:00:00 PM
Check Out Time: 11:00:00 AM

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