Okonjima Nature Reserve

The place where people and wildlife connect

Okonjima Nature Reserve is equally famed for frequent leopard, brown hyena and pangolin sightings on its safaris, as well as the AfriCat Foundation. 

AfriCat’s mission has been to make significant contributions to conservation, while trying to ensure the survival of Namibia’s predators, endangered species and their natural habitat. AfriCat has one of the longest running leopard monitoring projects in Namibia, and the AfriCat Pangolin Research Project is one of only a handful of projects studying free-roaming pangolin. 

Okonjima offers a wide spectrum of accommodation, ranging from well-appointed private campsites to breath-taking safari lodges. 

African Villa

The Okonjima African Villa is a luxurious accommodation located in a serene wilderness area that offers breath-taking views of a natural waterhole. This spot is perfect for wildlife photography and bird watching. Our discreet hosts and chefs attend to all our guests’ needs. The villa features a safari-chic design and has two luxury bedrooms in the main house, as well as two separate private mini suites.


Private Bush Suite

For a private and luxurious experience, the Private Bush Suite is the perfect choice. It is nestled in the open Acacia thornveld within the secluded wilderness area of the Okonjima valley. With two separate luxury bedrooms under a double-volume thatched roof, this suite can accommodate a family or group of four. Guests are treated to a private chef, a guide and safari vehicle, providing an unparalleled luxury safari experience.

Luxury Bush Camp

The Okonjima Luxury Bush Camp is located within the wilderness area of Okonjima Nature Reserve and offers frequent leopard and hyaena sightings during guided drives. The camp consists of eight safari-chic chalets, each with its own ‘sala’ – a lounge and dining area with earthy tones and African design elements. The chalets offer amazing views over a waterhole in the lush savanna landscape.

For a taste of history and tradition, the Okonjima Plains Camp is the perfect option. The design of the camp honours the founding family, the Hanssen’s family cattle-farming history. The Plains Camp Barn includes a warm dining and lounge area with stunning views over a spectacular waterhole and the Okonjima plains. 

Camping in Okonjima Nature Reserve epitomises the African safari experience. 

Nature drives in search of elusive leopards and guided bush walks offer visitors an intimate, up-close perspective of Namibia’s wildlife with special emphasis on its most endangered species. 

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