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Okonjima Bush Camp
Okonjima Bush Camp
Okonjima Bush Camp
Okonjima Bush Camp
Okonjima Bush Camp
Okonjima Bush Camp
Okonjima Bush Camp
Okonjima Bush Camp
Okonjima Bush Camp
Okonjima Bush Camp
Okonjima Bush Camp
Okonjima Bush Camp

Okonjima Bush Camp: Information from the owner

General information

Type
Lodge
No. of rooms
9
Check-in time
12:00
Check-out time
10:00

About this information

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 full report on Okonjima Bush Camp, which contains our own observations and views.


Last updated by Owner
22 Jun 2023
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Facilities at Okonjima Bush Camp

Property facilities
24-hour Security, Bar, Eco Friendly, Internet Access, Malaria Free, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking
Room facilities
Complimentary Wi-Fi, En-Suite, Fan, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Lounge Area, Mini Bar, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee
Activities on site
Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, High Tea, Safaris, Walks
Nearby activities
Bird Watching, Child Friendly Activities, Cycling, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Museums, Safaris
Languages
Afrikaans, English, German

Room types at Okonjima Bush Camp

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Luxury Bush Camp Chalet

The Luxury Bush Camp consists of eight safari-chic chalets, each with its own ‘sala’, a Junior Suite, a lounge and dining area with earthy tones and African design elements with amazing views over a waterhole in the lush savanna landscape.

A Camelthorn pod-shaped lapa encompasses the reception area, curio shop, a cosy lounge area with inside and outside fireplaces, a restaurant and dining area. A secluded swimming pool invites to refresh and relax. Each luxury chalet offers unrestricted views of the savannah. Each chalet has an open-air sala with a semi-detached lounge area complete with a minibar, tea/coffee station. The highlight for any bird lover is the birdbath in front of each chalet and bird-feed. Wifi and cell phone reception are available.

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Luxury Bush Camp Junior Suite

The Junior Suite is a spacious 120m2 room that features two queen-size beds and an en-suite lounge area. It offers a fireplace and a bathtub to keep you warm during winter nights, and an outdoor shower that is perfect for the summer time.

This suite combines relaxation and romance, with its stunning views overlooking Namibia's spectacular landscape, providing an epitome of a luxurious African safari experience. In addition, it comes equipped with a Wi-Fi hotspot, cellphone reception, and undercover, private parking.

Furthermore, the Junior Suite is wheelchair accessible, making it convenient for guests with mobility issues.

Activities at Okonjima Bush Camp

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ENDANGERED SPECIES NATURE DRIVE

ENDANGERED SPECIES NATURE DRIVE

This game-drive allows more time to enjoy and understand the Okonjima Nature Reserve as a natural island bound ecosystem. As the private Nature Reserve was established primarily to conserve some of our more threatened mammal species, it provides an increased chance to encounter these relatively rare animals. This is once again assisted by the AfriCat Foundation’s research projects on the shy brown hyaena, bat-eared fox and rhino. There are more than 40 mammal species within the Okonjima Nature Reserve, both large and small as well as a good representation of the typical flora. At the discretion of your guide, there may be the chance to view some of these animals, large or small.

Morning activities (seasonal times): Departure 06:00 / 06:30 AM; Return 09:30 / 10:00 AM.
Afternoon activities (seasonal times): Departure: 15:30 / 16:00 PM; Return 19:00 / 19:30 PM.

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GAME DRIVE

GAME DRIVE:

Experienced guides will entertain you with their knowledge, sharing interesting and enlightening information about the history of the Okonjima Nature Reserve and the research gathered over the past 30 years of conservation on Okonjima. On this trail, no telemetry device is used to track any of the carnivores researched by the AfriCat Foundation. Wildlife is the focus of the drive. Visitors are offered insight as our guides attempt to foster a general appreciation of the natural habitat of the Nature Reserve.
Morning activities (seasonal times): Departure 06:00 / 06:30 AM; Return 09:30 / 10:00 AM.
Afternoon activities (seasonal times): Departure: 15:30 / 16:00 PM; Return 19:00 / 19:30 PM.

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LEOPARD TRACKING

LEOPARD TRACKING

The Leopard ‘experience’ will take you out into the Okonjima Nature Reserve and will allow you to spend more time with our experienced guides and participate in the research data collection for our long-standing leopard project and newly introduced brown hyaena programme. Some of our adult leopards are radio collared which enables the guides to track them with a specialised telemetry device contributing to frequent viewing, giving visitors an opportunity to observe these magnificent predators in their natural habitat and experience the fascinating behaviour and interactions between these two species while they compete for food. Although this significantly increases the chance of an excellent sighting, it cannot ever be guaranteed as they are wild free-roaming predators.
Morning activities (seasonal times): Departure 06:00 / 06:30 AM; Return 09:30 / 10:00 AM.
Afternoon activities (seasonal times): Departure: 15:30 / 16:00 PM; Return 19:00 / 19:30 PM.

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THE AfriCat FOUNDATION CARNIVORE CARE & INFORMATION CENTRE (ACCC)

THE AfriCat FOUNDATION CARNIVORE CARE & INFORMATION CENTRE (ACCC)

During the visit to AfriCat, visitors will have the opportunity to spend some time at the Carnivore Care & Information Centre, which provides valuable insights into the Foundation's work.
The visit will include a short guided drive to the AfriCat Carnivore Care Centre, where visitors can meet some of the ambassador cheetahs. Our knowledgeable guides will answer questions, explain the Foundation's work with carnivores in Namibia, and help position the vehicle for that perfect photo opportunity.

Morning activities (seasonal times): Departure 06:00 / 06:30 AM; Return 09:30 / 10:00 AM.
Afternoon activities (seasonal times): Departure: 15:30 / 16:00 PM; Return 19:00 / 19:30 PM.

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The Okonjima Experience

The Okonjima Nature Reserve sprawls over 200 square kilometres of undulating plains, mountainous outcrops, and riverine thickets, and it is here that leopard (Panthera pardus), the most adaptable of all the wild cats, thrive. Read more about our Leopard Research.

These intelligent, solitary predators occur in high density in the expanse of Okonjima Nature Reserve’s multi-faceted topography. The Reserve’s predator research programme has spanned three decades, and its findings have provided great insight to leopard behavioral patterns as well as offered an upbeat prognosis for a sustainable future for the species in today’s Africa.

A two-day Okonjima stay offers the best chance to view wild leopard in Namibia, as well as those collared for research purposes, in their natural habitats.

The Okonjima Nature Reserve, a huge protected area set amongst the rugged commercial farmlands of central Namibia, comprises a diversified ecosystem representative of both the larger and small mammals of Namibia, as well as most of the country’s endemic birds.

Game drives and guided bush walks offer visitors an intimate, up-close perspective of Namibia’s wildlife and, especially, its most protected species.

The Okonjima Nature Reserve is home to, and runs extensive research projects on rare and endangered species, big and small.

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