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Last updated: 27 December, 2023
Expert travel writer: Richard Holmes

Cast away in blissful isolation, in the Omboroko mountains between Windhoek and Etosha, the main attraction of Okonjima is a visit to the groundbreaking AfriCat Foundation that has pioneered predator conservation in southern Africa, with walks and game drives available.

Okonjima owns several farms, split into large enclosures where cheetah and leopard roam. Accommodation is in two lodges; Okonjima Main Camp, and the Bush Camp, offering more luxurious rooms in huge clay rondavels, with king-sized beds draped in luxurious linens, African art on the walls and sparkling en suite bathrooms.

From tracking cheetah on foot, to self-guided trails in the Okonjima wilderness, there are wonderful opportunities here for bush walking. It’s not all about the big cats either – the reserve teems with birdlife. Pack your binoculars to tick off the 250-plus species.

Surrounding area

All of the various rooms and suites make the most of Okonjima’s 20,000 hectares of open space, with wonderful wide-open views on offer. Warthogs may trot past your room, and at night the bush comes alive with sound. It’s wild – and well worth the price tag.

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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Spa
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free
Yoga

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
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Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types

Apartments
Bedrooms
Cabins
Suites
Tents
Villas
Yurts

Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities
WiFi

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Destination guides

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Etosha National Park

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