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Situated in the beautiful Waterberg Plateau, half way between Windhoek and Etosha, Okonjima Nature Reserve is built in amongst vast plains and the Omboroko Mountains. One of several lodges here, Okonjima Luxury Bush Camp is perched on the water’s edge in the midst of a wilderness area.
Each of the nine chalets here enjoys complete privacy and is a combination of earthy, ochre walls and khaki-green canvas, under a thatched roof. The chalets all feature queen sized beds and open lounges from which guests can enjoy a morning coffee while watching the bush wake up. Birdbaths are placed in front of each chalet meaning the birding opportunities here are fantastic even from the comfort of your bed. The Luxury, Honeymoon Junior-Suite also benefits from an extra queen sized bed and outside bush shower for the ultimate luxury safari experience.
Additionally, if you're looking for something more suited to a group or family, there is also the option of the nearby Select Private Bush Suite or Okonjima's Grand African House. Sleeping up to four and twelve people respectively these private houses offer exclusivity and a lot more space, thanks to their large living areas, kitchenettes and private pools. There are also private chefs, hosts and game drive vehicles for use at both houses.
Meals at Okonjima Luxury Bush Camp are served in the central Lapa area, which overlooks a watering hole. This traditional and cosy area also houses the lounge and is adjacent to the outside fire pit area and swimming pool, making it the best place to spend most of your time while not on game drives.
Okinjima is not only a Nature Reserve, but also home to Africat - a non-profit organisation committed to long-term conservation of Namibia's large carnivores, especially cheetahs and leopards. This means that guests here will have the unique opportunity to observe the conservationists and team at work, and learn more about these amazing and beautiful animals. Other activities on offer include game drives; leopard viewing; cheetah-tracking on foot; visits to the Cheetah project; birding (over 300 species have been identified in the area); traditional Bushmen experiences; and nocturnal game-viewing.
For an alternative stay in Okonjima, try the converted cattle farm with impressive plains views at Okonjima Plains Camp.