Okonjima Bush Camp
Chris Packham, British Wildlife Presenter and Photographer - http://www.chrispackham.co.uk
“I have the great fortune to visit many conservation projects around the world and AfriCat is in the premiership. Its whole ethos is founded upon securing practical solutions to problems in the field. It’s about really making a difference, not talking about it. It’s about intelligent and effective solutions being implemented now, not tomorrow. And its new initiatives are more exciting than ever, releasing rehabilitated animals into huge protected reserves where they are carefully studied and monitored. ”
Located 3km from the Okonjima Main Camp on the edge of a wilderness area, the Bush Camp is a unique African lodge, with each of the 8 thatched ensuite chalets enjoying complete privacy, being between 80 and 100 metres apart from each other. Each chalet has a minibar, telephone, private safe, queen-sized bed and another three-quarter-sized bed. There is also a luxury honeymoon suite, and 3 luxury ensuite tents. There is a central reception area ( or 'lapa') which also contains the bar, dining room and a curio shop.
Activities are the same as those enjoyed at the Main Camp.
Okonjima is home to the AfriCat Foundation. This is a non-profit organization, committed to long-term conservation of Namibia's large carnivores, particularly leopards and cheetahs.
There is a private airstrip at the lodge - 5 minutes away. By road, Okonjima is approximately 2 hours 30 minutes from Windhoek.
Children under 12 years of age are not permitted at Main Camp or Bush Camp.