Hotel

Okonjima Lodge

Okonjima is an absolute must…fact. Home to the AfriCat Foundation, Okonjima combines impeccable service and amenities with up close and personal viewing of some of the world’s most beautiful cats. Embark on a nature walk like no other by radio-tracking the rehabilitated cheetahs before setting off on a journey to find elusive leopard, leaving you purring with awe and excitement. If all the action gets too much then why not bask by the pool that overlooks the bush and spend the evening sitting out by the camp’s very own watering hole (for animals, not humans) – you may even see the rare honey badger or a porcupine or two.

Location

Hidden in the Omboroko Mountains, just west of Waterberg Plateau, Okonjima is truly special. Located 225 kilometers from Windhoek, the camp is accessible either by road or (if you are a bit short on time) private plane; landing in the middle of the bush with a welcoming committee of cheetahs running alongside your plane is an experience not to be missed.

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Your room

Originally a family farmhouse, the main camp has a homely feel but is nothing short of exquisite. The ten rooms in the main camp all have a grand bush view with a veranda for lapping in the calm serenity of the game reserve. By night curl up round your crackling fire and immerse yourself in African tradition. Of course if you fancy taking your stay to the next level, why not opt for one of the private houses where you can enjoy the delights of having your own chef and butler catering to your every whim, all with a friendly smile.

Why we like it

There are very few places in the world where you can feel completely at home yet still be surrounded by such a fascinating landscape (not to mention the animals that just love striking a pose…once you spot them of course). Okonjima is as near to perfection as you are likely to find, with knowledgeable guides, a dedication to conservation and fantastic food. It really is one of Africa’s hidden gems – we can’t sing it’s praises enough.

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