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.