Okonjima - The Africat Foundation - Windhoek Area - Namibia

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Okonjima's 22 000 hectare private nature reserve successfully combines luxury safari accommodation with a world famous conservation programme.

Okonjima Main Camp is the original Hanssen family farmhouse, which was reconstructed and upgraded to form a guest lodge in 1992. The camp is nestled in lush gardens and offers six double en-suite rooms and an open fire entertainment area, as well as a boma (gathering place), curio shop, swimming pool and reception area. The lodge has a welcoming home from home ambience.

Okonjima is home of the Africat Foundation, which has received worldwide acclaim for its work in protecting cheetahs and large carnivores in Namibia. Guests are able to venture out tracking these magnificent and endangered cats with expert rangers. Guests can also experience a day in the life of a San Bushman, learning about the art of making traditional artefacts and how the San adapt and survive in an unforgiving wilderness environment. Walking trails of up to eight kilometres are offered to guests who want to experience the beauty and solitude of the Okonjima Wilderness.

The overall experience at Okonjima is fascinating for visitors with its emphasis on the protection of large carnivores and the education of rural Namibian communities.

Children under the age of twelve are not permitted at Okonjima.

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