Overview of Okonjima Plains Camp

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.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Set near Waterberg Plateau Park
  • Home of The AfriCat Foundation
  • View leopard & track cheetah & hyena
  • Waterhole & guided walks
  • Rewarding birdwatching
  • Combines well with Etosha National Park
  • Great halfway stop between Etosha & Windhoek

Animal tracking experience

Bird watching

Game drives

Guided walking safaris

Guided walks

Night drives

Photographic safaris

Rooms at Okonjima Plains Camp

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    Standard Room

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

    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.

    General Facilities

    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. The main area at Okonjima Plains Camp is known as ‘The Barn’ while tea and coffee are served in an under-thatch area or beneath shady umbrellas at the Garden Rooms.

    The Barn also houses the dining room that opens onto the sociable fire pit. The swimming pool is tucked away in a quiet corner of the camp and a small safari shop is also available.

    Added conveniences are a laundry service – useful if you have packed lightly – and secure parking for your rental 4×4 or SUV.

    Laundry service

    Secure parking

    Swimming pool


    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 Barn each afternoon. Chat about your day with other guests around the roaring fire pit with a pre-dinner drink before enjoying a substantial 3-course dinner, also in The Barn.

    Expert Opinion

    We know because we go
    Ramona Cilliers

    Ramona Cilliers

    Africa Safari Expert

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

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