Okonjima Plains Camp: Information from the owner
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.
Main description of Okonjima Plains Camp
Okonjima Plains Camp: Facilities
|Property facilities||Secure Parking|
|Room facilities||Disabled Rooms, En-Suite, Fan, Fridge, Lounge Area, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah|
|Available services||Airport Shuttle, Credit Card, Laundry Service, Travel Desk|
|Activities on site||(some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, High Tea, Safaris, Walks, Mountain Biking|
Room types at Okonjima Plains Camp
Plains Camp Standard Rooms
14 Standard Rooms, with a view across the Okonjima plains. Each room has a small verandah, a wheel-chair friendly ramp and the rooms are set 15m - 20m apart. The rooms each have 2 double beds, a mini-fridge for own use, a coffee/tea station, 2 roof-fans, twin basins and a large shower, a safe for valuables and a telephone to contact reception.
Plains Camp View Rooms
10 View Rooms, upmarket, exclusive and spacious, with a view across the Okonjima plains. Each room has a large verandah, a wheel-chair friendly ramp and the rooms are set 25m - 75m apart. The rooms each have 2 double beds, a desk and comfortable reading chair, a large verandah, a mini-fridge for own use, a coffee/tea station, 2 roof-fans, twin basins and a large, twin shower, a safe for valuables and a telephone to contact reception. The new, exclusive View Rooms are more spacious than the Standard Rooms and are set further apart, providing more privacy.
Activities at Okonjima Plains Camp
Identify some of the more than 250+ species in the area, including some of the Namibian endemics – Carp’s Black Tit, Hartlaub’s Francolin and the (Damara) Rock Runner.
Experience a day in the life of a Bushman. It constitutes an easy walking trail and is highly informative. Guests get to learn about the art of making traditional artefacts and how the San adapt and survive in an unforgiving wilderness environment. Participation is welcomed!
Large Carnivore tracking on foot
Okonjima guests are invited to participate on foot in the radio-tracking of the rehabilitated Cheetahs, Wild Dogs or the Spotted Hyaenas on the Tracking Trail within the 20 000ha / 200km2 rehabilitation nature reserves. PLEASE NOTE: Tracking of the rehabilitated carnivores in the 200km2 Okonjima Reserve is reserved for guests staying at one of Okonjima's lodges.
Leopards are frequently seen, giving visitors an opportunity to observe these magnificent predators that are ‘radio-tracked’ from our game-viewing vehicles. The leopards roam freely and catch their own prey within the 20 000ha / 200km2 rehabilitation nature reserves. These cats however, are notoriously people-shy and sightings are not guaranteed.
After Dinner, guests are invited to join a guided, night-drive in the 20 000ha / 200km² private, nature reserves. Guests also have the option to do an afternoon Nature drive within the reserve & enjoy viewing various animals in their natural habitat.
Self-guided walking trails of up to 8 km, for those guests who want to spend some time alone in the solitude of the Okonjima wilderness.
The AfriCat Foundation
AfriCat is a non-profit organisation set up to conserve and protect threatened cheetah, leopard, and other wild carnivores of Namibia. Visitors will be able to observe some of this programme at work and learn more about these amazing and beautiful animals.
The Cheetah Project
Offers visitors a valuable insight into the ‘welfare work’ of The AfriCat Foundation. [DAY-VISITORS will now be able to observe some of this programme's work and learn more about these endangered, amazing & beautiful animals!]