Set in a remote wilderness area in the Otjiwarongo region of northern Namibia and close to the superb Waterberg Plateau Park, Okonjima Main Camp was once the original Hanssen family farmhouse. Now fully converted, the thatched lodge and its rooms are scattered around rolling lawns but what Okonjima is most famous for is its big cat rehabilitation centre - The Africat Foundation. This education and research facility is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of Namibia's big cats, particularly cheetah and leopard.

Observing and learning about the conservation work done at Okonjima is an obvious highlight here but with a bird list of over 300 species, bird watching is also a popular activity. Two hides are within walking distance of the camp and further exciting wildlife sightings can be had from the night hide where you should watch out for shy nocturnal animals such as porcupine, genet and honey badger. If you want to stretch your legs, take an early morning guided mountain walk; the sunrises are quite spectacular and the San Bushman local history fascinating.


  • Relaxed, informal & friendly atmosphere
  • Set near Waterberg Plateau Park
  • Home of The AfriCat Foundation
  • View leopard & track cheetah & hyena
  • Waterhole night hides & guided walks
  • Rewarding bird watching & bird hides
  • Combines well with Etosha National Park
  • Great for families
  • Great half way stop on route to Etosha from Windhoek

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Spend time relaxing in the comfortable lounge area with an informative book from the library or a drink from the bar in the African themed, open-sided lapa.

This area also houses the dining room that opens onto the sociable fire pit.

The peaceful, central garden area is a lovely place to relax under shady umbrellas between activities.

The swimming pool is tucked away in a quiet corner of the camp and a curio shop is also available.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Laundry service
    Secure Parking


Coffee and an early morning snack helps to wake you up before your early morning activity and an extensive brunch is served on your return. A light lunch is available and coffee, tea, cakes and savouries are served in the gardens each afternoon. Chat about your day with other guests around the roaring fire pit with a pre-dinner drink before enjoying a substantial three-course dinner in the thatched dining area overlooking the fire.

Standard Room

Okonjima Main Camp has six en suite double rooms that overlook the garden. Each room has a double bed, roof-fan, and a private lockable safe.

Standard Room AMENITIES

    Safe in room

Other Room Types

For more privacy and the luxury of space, the 14 individual, Luxury Rooms have two double beds and a spacious en suite bathroom with twin basins and a large shower. These rooms have lovely views of natural surroundings from the bed and from the private veranda. Request one of the rooms with views of the waterhole.


  • Animal tracking experience
  • Bird watching
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Night drives
  • Photographic safaris
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $160 Half Board

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. View Room,Garden Room Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Loved Okonjima!

    Heeten Desai, July 2015
  • It is a very interesting and worthwhile place to visit - thank you for persuading us to spend two nights there - I think x2 nights is about right and it was the perfect place to end our trip and in easy reach of Windhoek and the airport.

    Ron Baynes, April 2015
  • Anderssons and Okonjima were both very good - we were very lucky to see both the leopards and the cheetahs (accommodation and food first class there)

    Geeta Saini, October 2014
  • We saw many animals but the cheetahs and leopards at Okjinjima were awesome

    Carole Crocker, September 2013
  • The accomadations were very good. We really enjoyed Okonjima Main camp. We got there in time to do an afternoon game ride and also a nice morning ride. Very interesting conservation of the animals there and very nice place to stay and eat.

    Kristen Tierney, July 2013
  • Okonjima Main Camp : nice for seeing big cats. Food and reception poor and not really good : (to recommend for one night shift)

    Emmanuelle Poli, November 2012
  • My favourite part of the trip was Okonjima. I loved it there. The meals were great, the lodge is very trendy and has nice decor and the room was so great. I can't believe the view looking out that massive window. I even had my own resident Oryx sleeping outside.

    Katie Krivan, May 2012
  • Great accommodations. Africats is a great introduction to another challenge faced in Africa, the balance of farming.

    Catherine Loggin, March 2009
  • One of the best places! The location, the lodge, the animals, the service we received, the fun we had and, most remarkable: the dinners! The quality and the presentation of the food was definitely of the kind which deserves Michelin-stars! We were extremely impressed!

    Volker Kurze, June 2008

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"Great insight to the conservation efforts in Namibia with comfortable accommodation and great views! Highly recommend the View Rooms."



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My favourite part of the trip was Okonjima. I loved it there. The meals were great, the lodge is very trendy and has nice decor and the room was so great. I can't believe the view looking out that massive window. I even had my own resident Oryx sleeping outside.

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