Set in a remote wilderness area in the Otjiwarongo region of northern Namibia and close to the superb Waterberg Plateau Park, Okonjima Plains Camp was once an old 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 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, birdwatching is also a popular activity. If you want to stretch your legs, take an early morning self-guided mountain walk; the sunrises are spectacular and the San Bushman local history fascinating.