Set amidst plains and rolling hills in a 220km2 private reserve just south of Otjiwarongo sits the famous Okonjima Plains Camp. It is the most affordable of the places to stay on the Okonjima Nature Reserve, whose raison d’etre is the AfriCat Foundation, set up to conserve and protect Namibia’s threatened cheetah, leopard and other wild carnivores. A stay here gives you the opportunity to learn about these animals and to see them up close.
There are only 14 rooms (including four family rooms) each with a private veranda, personal bar, fans to offer a respite from the heat and a charming ensuite bathroom. The main guest area, or “Barn” as it is affectionately called, boasts a dining area, sitting room, a sparkling swimming pool (perfect for soothing weary limbs after game viewing) and a boutique store.
Why we like it
It is the bigger Okonjima Camp but rooms are still very private
All rooms have big windows with great views over the grassy plains
The Waterhole close to the lodge attracts many animals
Excellent Wifi in the common areas making sharing those holiday pics easy
Nocturnal game drives
San people cultural experience