Okonjima, home of The AfriCat Foundation, was established as a small 'guest farm' in 1986. For many years, Val (VJ) & Rose Hanssen had been avid cattle farmers until the need for solutions to increasing livestock losses and post-independence interest in Namibia as a tourist destination, changed the face of Okonjima, as well as that of Carnivore Conservation. With the family still at the helm (now the next generation), Okonjima now encompasses a dedicated team and a variety of accommodation facilities, offering you, our guest, a truly Namibian stay. Established in 1993, The AfriCat Foundation started off as a sanctuary for Cheetah and Leopard rescued from irate, livestock farmers.
Today, AfriCat is dedicated to the protection and long-term conservation of all large carnivores in Namibia and has since become renowned for much-needed; “Environmental Education, Carnivore Research, Rescue, Release & Rehabilitation programmes, and Carnivore Welfare, Human Wild-life Conflict Mitigation and Community Support projects - throughout the whole of Namibia”. The AfriCat Foundation is based on the farm Okonjima (central Namibia) and the farm Kaross (northwest Namibia). This mutually beneficial relationship allows for interested visitors to experience, first hand, the works of The Project, gaining valuable insight into carnivore conservation and, at the same time, creating the platform for donating much-needed funds to The Project and its Programmes.
There are 6 - 10 comfortable double garden-view rooms with en-suite bathrooms
10 new, spacious, mountain/bush-view rooms with en-suite bathrooms.
The early morning snack consists of tea, coffee and muffins.
Brunch is served between 09h00 and 10h30, and consists of maize porridge, muesli and other breakfast cereals, fruit, yoghurt, salami, cheeses and bread. This is followed by eggs, sausage or bacon. Brunch is served after the morning trail, and replaces a conventional lunch. We do this to make full use of the cool morning hours.
Fresh fruit, as well as hot and cold refreshments, are available throughout the day.
Coffee, tea and cake are served between 15h00 and 16h00
A three-course evening meal is served between 19h00 and 20h00
Please note that dinner has to be served at a set time, due to the fact that the ‘after dinner’ night activity would return too late if dinner was prolonged or served to each client at a different time.
Activities at the lodge include Leopard viewing, the Cheetah project, large carnivore tracking on foot, bushman trail experience, nature trail walks, bird watching and swimming.
(Windhoek, Kalahari/Marientel, Fish River Canyon, Lüderitz, Namtib Biosphere Reserve, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Palmwag, Etosha, Otjiwarongo)
An incredible journey with your private guide and driver that takes in the most spectacular and remote regions of Namibia.
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