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Africat: Cheetah and Leopard Conservation in Namibia
Okonjima, luxury lodge and home to The AfriCat Foundation
Okonjima is a luxury lodge in Namibia, Southern Africa; one of the best I have ever stayed in, but it is also the home of The AfriCat Foundation, whose aim is the conservation of Namibia's large carnivores: especially Cheetahs, Leopards.
Okonjima is approximately halfway between Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia and probable entry-point into the country and Etosha National Park, a popular destination for safari vacations, so it makes a great place to visit en-route before or after a Safari. It is advisable to stay for a night or two to really enjoy this wonderful location.
Map of Okonjima and Etosha, Namibia - Where is Okonjima and Africat
Okonjima is halfway between Windhoek and Etosha National Park.
Okonjima and Africat - Guest Farm/Bush Camp
Okonjima Guest Farm/Bush Camp, which is run by the Africat charity (www.africat.org) who help rescue leopards and cheetahs. The accommodation is in the form of traditional huts, like many other high-end safari lodges in southern Africa with luxurious beds and bathrooms inside, but here the half-mile walk through long grass to the lodge with a torch is even more traumatic. Leopards wander around the grounds freely, although rarely eating the guests. The usual format of game drives and communal dinners with sun downers while game viewing is used here, but with a different selection of wildlife. The hides for watching the leopards made viewing and photography from close-up exceptional. Radio collars on some of the leopards made it possible to locate these otherwise extremely shy animals.