We were looking forward to Africat because of the work they are involved in, and to our delight found ourselves upgraded to the Bush Camp - something we had considered but discounted because of the cost when booking our holiday. It was luxurious and a magnificent way to end our trip. Everything was great and the passion of the staff and guides was evident in all they did. Some people feel Okonjima is a bit Disney, but there's real purpose to the work they do here and that is the difference. I'm no fan of lodges where big cats are "baited", but Africat has a clear mandate of rescue and rehabilitation and that is the key difference. We would happily go back - the main camp sounds lovely but two nights in the Bush Camp was very special.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- OKONJIMA - home of AfriCat, a non–profit organisation, committed to long–term conservation of Namibia's large carnivores. AfriCat started out as a welfare organisation, but after many years of rescuing large numbers of carnivores from irate livestock farmers, it became apparent that the long-term survival of large carnivores on both commercial and communal farmland, is dependent on finding solutions to the ever-increasing human-wildlife conflict. OKONJIMA hosts the exclusive Villa & Bush Suite, Bush Camp, Main Camp, the private Omboroko Campsite & the Volunteer Programme – PAWS. Halfway between Windhoek and Etosha. (B1) ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Okonjima - Home Of Africat Hotel Otjiwarongo
- Okonjima Bush Camp Namibia/Otjiwarongo, Africa