Okonjima & The Africat Foundation

Nestled in the Omboroko Mountains near to the Waterberg Plateau in central Namibia lies Okonjima, home of the Africat Foundation.

Why visit Okonjima & The Africat Foundation ?

  • Learn about the rehabilitation of some of Africa’s big cats
  • Go radio-tracking for cheetah on foot through the reserve
  • Experience a day in the life of the enigmatic San Bushmen
  • Enjoy a bush trail in search of the more than 250 resident bird species
  • Explore the reserve for the tell tale spots of the elusive leopard

This is a rehabilitation centre for large carnivores such as lion, cheetah and leopard and you can witness the Africat Foundation at work. Okonjima is renowned for the excellent opportunities for viewing and photographing these big cats at close quarters and a visit here serves as a fascinating education about their lives and the Foundation’s conservation and rehabilitation work.

There is a wide variety of activities such as searching for Cheetah on foot with telemetry equipment to monitor project animals;  visiting the orphaned cats, enjoying guided & self-guided nature trails and going in search of the many bird species that live within the reserve.

Numerous walking trails cross the property and your guide will give you an excellent insight into the natural splendour of the area. You can head up into the hills to the porcupine caves or out into the veld on one of the Bushman Trails which is a highly informative walk and talk about the lives of the Bushmen, their tools, their trapping methods and their threatened way of life.

LOCATION

NAMIBIA INFO

Visa

No Visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required.

Time Difference

GMT +2 Hours

Flight Time

13 Hours Indirect

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