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With only eight private chalets, Okonjima Bush Camp is a small and intimate camp situated on the border of the Waterberg Plateau Park, a remote wilderness area in northern Namibia. If you're interested in Africa's big cats, then this is the destination for you: Okonjima is a wildlife rehabilitation and research centre and part of the Africat Project - dedicated to the preservation of leopard, cheetah and other large Namibian carnivores. You'll have the chance to observe their work with big cats and learn about their conservation efforts.

Rise early for guided mountain and sunrise walks or a game drive with an expert ranger. You can always wander the reserve on your own along marked trails but make sure you've got your binoculars handy: bird watching is a popular activity at Okonjima as over 300 bird species have been identified here. Two bird hides are within walking distance of the camp and in the evenings you can visit the night hide and observe rarely-seen nocturnal animals such as honey badger, genet and porcupine.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Namibia's Leading Safari Lodge at the prestigious World Travel Awards


  • Unique wildlife experience
  • Leopard viewing, cheetah & hyena tracking
  • Home to The AfriCat Foundation
  • Get close to semi-habituated big cats
  • Waterholes & hides offer great bird watching
  • Excellent opportunities for wildlife photography
  • Combines well with Etosha National Park
  • Great half way stop on route to Etosha from Windhoek
  • Lovely honeymoon suite

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The central open-sided lodge with high thatched ceilings and tasteful African décor incorporates a sunken lounge area with roaring fireplace, a bright and airy dining area and a bar that lead out onto the extensive deck with a traditional fire pit.

The camp's swimming pool is ideal for cooling off in during the heat of a summer's day, and as the temperatures cool, sit around the fire pit in the evening to swop stories and contemplate the starry night sky.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Laundry service
    Secure Parking


Early morning coffee and a light snack is provided before your morning activity and a more substantial breakfast is served when you return.

Lunch is usually light and healthy whereas dinner is a delicious, beautifully presented three-course affair.

Meals are served in the main dining area or under African skies.

Make sure you order a pre-dinner drink from the bar and wander out onto the deck to enjoy the sunset.


The eight well-spaced chalets are a combination of earthy ochre walls and khaki-green canvas set under a thatched roof. The entire front of the chalet can be rolled up to allow both the cool breeze and sounds of wild Namibia to enter. The en suite bathroom has a large shower and twin basins.


    Mini Bar
    Tea & coffee-making facilities

Other Room Types

The spacious Honeymoon Suite offers more privacy and features large glass sliding doors in front of the bed to provide beautiful wild vistas. There is a cosy lounge with a romantic fireplace and the en suite bathroom has a bathtub and outdoor shower for showering under the stars.


  • Animal tracking experience
  • Birding
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Photographic safaris
  • Walking safaris
  • Night drives
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 May 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $290 Half Board

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Luxury Chalet,Luxury 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

  • We loved the rondavals which were well appointed. Our guide, Dean, was very good, and we had two good game drives and an evening with porcupines. The ambiance and the food was good, and I would recommend it to anyone.

    Irene Godfrey, July 2008

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Liesel van Zyl

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"I like the cosy and authentic safari atmosphere of this camp; the chalets can be completely opened up in front revealing expansive bush views."



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We loved the rondavals which were well appointed. Our guide, Dean, was very good, and we had two good game drives and an evening with porcupines. The ambiance and the food was good, and I would recommend it to anyone.

Irene Godfrey, July 2008 >View more reviews