Skip to content

Okonjima Plains Camp

Okonjima Plains Camp, Central Highlands, Namibia

Our rating: First Class

Okonjima is located in the Omboroko Mountains. It is owned by the Hanseen family and is the centre of the Africat Foundation, which aims to rescue, relocate and rehabilitate cheetah and leopard. Okonjima own several farms up in the mountains, split into very large enclosures where cheetah and leopard roam. It is an excellent programme and is a good place to get close to big cats and learn about them. Photographers will appreciate the chance to get some dramatic close up shots.

There are two lodges on the farm: Okonjima Plains Camp and Okonjima Bush Camp. Okonjima Plains Camp has 24 comfortable rooms, comprising 14 Standard rooms around the main lawn and 10 View rooms located a short walk from the main area. The View rooms each have a veranda overlooking the Okonjima bush-veldt. Each room has double or twin beds, bright African fabrics and en-suite bathroom. The dining room is under thatch and excellent meals are served. The main lodge is very near a lion enclosure and you may well hear them roaring both during the day and at night.

Activities from Okonjima include drives to track the leopard and view the cheetah and to learn more about Africat's work. Guests can also visit the night hide which is frequented by porcupines and other nocturnal animals.

Speak to someone
who's been there

Audley Travel specialist Alex

Start planning your tailor-made trip by contacting one of our Namibia specialists

Photos of Okonjima Plains Camp

Central Highlands itinerary suggestions

Nearby accommodation

Nearby places

Places & hotels on the map

    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    • Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Central Highlands

      Erongo Wilderness Lodge

      First Class

      Set in a secluded valley surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Erongo Mountains, this characterful lodge has a traditional African style and provides accommodation in stilted chalets hidden amongst the rocks. The area is a haven for a diverse range of flora and fauna.

    • The Suite, Okonjima Bush Suite, Central Highlands

      Okonjima Bush Suite

      Opulent

      Okonjima is set up in the Omboroko Mountains. It is owned by the Hanseen family and is now the centre of the Africat Foundation, which aims to rescue, relocate and rehabilitate cheetah and leopard.

    • Okonjima Bush Camp, Central Highlands

      Okonjima Bushcamp

      Deluxe

      Okonjima is located in the Omboroko Mountains, owned by the Hanssen family and the home of the Africat Foundation, which aims to rescue, relocate and rehabilitate cheetah and leopard.

    • Waterberg Plateau Lodge,  Waterberg Plateau

      Waterberg Plateau Lodge

      Medium

      Waterberg Plateau Lodge stands on a high terrace directly below the enormous, vividly red sandstone rocks of the Waterberg Plateau.

    • Waterberg Wilderness Lodge, Waterberg Plateau

      Waterberg Wilderness Lodge

      Simple

      The lodge itself is fairly simple and service not as good as some other properties, however the staff are friendly and the lodge is a good value option in a beautiful area.