Okonjima, Namibia

Okonjima is a nature reserve in Namibia located in the Omboroko Mountains, overlooking a small waterfall. The Africat Foundation is located in Okonjima. In Otjiherero its name means "place of the baboons". The Okonjima Nature Reserve is equally famed for frequent cheetah and leopard sightings on its safaris, as well as The AfriCat Foundation. Since being founded in 1991, AfriCat’s mission has been to make significant contributions to conservation, while trying to ensure the survival of Namibia’s predators in their natural habitat. It undertakes research, community support and environmental education projects, as well as conservation work to rehabilitate carnivores such as cheetah and hyaena.

The family-run Okonjima Lodge rests at the foot of the sandstone Omboroko Mountains amidst Acacia thornveld in a Malaria-free area. It is halfway between Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek, and the Etosha National Park – only a two-and-a-half-hour drive or a brief flight into the reserve’s private airstrip.

Landscape and Wildlife

Mini Mokoro

Real artists


Custom and hand made

Oryx herd



Unhappy Cheetah



Southern Masked Waver

Southern Masked Waver

Acacia Pied Barbet looking at Scaly-feathered Finch

Acacia Pied Barbet

Red-billed Spurfowl

Red-billed Spurfowl

Green-winged Pytilia

Green-winged Pytilia

Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill


Scaly-feathered Finch

Scaly-feathered Finch

Crimson-breasted Shrike

Shaft-tailed Whydah

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