Okonjima Luxury Bush Camp

Central Highlands, Namibia

At a Glance

  • Home of the AfriCat Foundation

  • Track cheetah on foot using a radio tracker

  • Game drive to locate the elusive leopards, which have been radio collared

  • Relax by the swimming pool

  • Children of all ages are accepted at the two bedroom Bush Suite

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Best time to Visit

Good time to visit

Average time to visit

The best time to visit Windhoek is between May and September, when it's cool and dry. Summer (November to March) is hot with heavy rains that sometimes make the gravel roads to the Namib completely impassable.

December and January see the main school holidays: much of the populace heads to the coast, so if you visit during this time you may find some shops and restaurants closed.

Hide Read more

Insider's View

Tracking the cheetah by foot was a memorable and exhilarating experience

Sit on your terrace and watch the birds fly in to the bird bath in front of each suite

There is nothing quite as exciting as watching a cheetah hunt on foot! A must!

Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your holiday to Okonjima Luxury Bush Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Namibia


Home to the AfriCat foundation, Okonjima Bush Camp offers up the opportunity to get close to Namibia's big cats from the comfort of this intimate camp. With just nine suites and the two-bedroom Bush Suite, Okonjima can cater to families and couples alike.

Okonjima Bush Camp probably offers the most luxurious accommodation in the Okonjima Private Game Reserve, and enjoys stunning views across the Namibian plains and to the nearby mountains. The camp comprises eight African-style cottages and one honeymoon suite, which each offer privacy and tranquillity, having reopened in May 2015 after an extensive refurbishment. The thatched, circular rooms are widely spaced out for maximum privacy, and each one has a tented front which can be removed to reveal views of the Omboroko Mountains and the Waterberg Plateau Park.

The two bedroom Bush Suite, which overlooks the watering hole works very well for a family or group travelling together, as children under the age of 12 are accepted here. The cottage is self contained and has its own lounge area and kitchen. There is also a large 13-metre swimming pool.

Also overlooking the waterhole is the central area, complete with campfire, kelim rugs and comfortable sofas where guests can stretch out and relax after a day of exploring the park. Okonjima’s 'bush camp' cuisine has a distinct African flavour, with much of the food cooked outside over an open fire for a more authentic dining experience.

Okonjima is home to the AfriCat Foundation, which works with local farmers to conserve Namibia’s leopard population. All guests will have the unique opportunity to watch the AfriCat Foundation researchers at work, and to participate in radio-tracking on foot. Alternatively, watch leopards from the safety of a hide or a safari vehicle, and track them using signals from their radio collars.

Read more


Okonjima Bush Camp has eight thatched suites and one honeymoon suite.

The Bush Suite is a short distance from the Bush Camp and is self contained. With two separate en-suite bedrooms the Bush Suite is perfect for a small group or family.


Children over the age of 12 are welcome at Bush Camp, but children of all ages are welcomed at the Bush Suite; it should be noted that no ‘child-care service’ is available. Due to the nature of the activities, child participation is restricted, depending on age so guests should always check before booking children.


There is a swimming pool to enjoy between safaris and a game hide, plus the renowned AfriCat Research Centre.


Activities from Okonjima revolve around game viewing either on foot or by vehicle. The leopard radio tracking on foot and by vehicle are also a popular activity to partake in during your stay. There is a Bushman Trail and plenty of birding with expert guides.



Miles McConnell (Staff)

Okonjima Bush camp is the perfect blend of conservation and safari in one. Our guide was a knowledgeable and passionate advocate for the unique conservation work that Africat do here.

We spent a day tracking the cheetah on foot and also found three leopard in the game rich reserve. The accommodation at the luxury Bush camp is lovely with huge spacious rooms and a small adjoining rondavell that is perfect for relaxing with a good book.


  • Leopard tracking at Okonjima

    Despite being notoriously shy, leopard sightings are common on Okonjima's 20,000 hectare reserve. These magnificent big cats roam freely on the reserve, and you can radio track them from the comfort of a game-viewing vehicle.

Holiday Ideas

  • Epic Namibia

    Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha & Okonjima

    from £4500 pp inc flights & transfers for 10 nights

    • We’ve carefully selected the best of Namibia, always putting you in the prime location; from boutique hotels in the centre of town to rustic tented lodges where there’s nothing but epic landscapes and endless skies.
    • Set your own pace as you drive across the desert, having your own car means you choose where you want to stop, perhaps to capture the sweeping views on a road trip that’s just a little bit extra.
    • Live the action on this exhilarating journey, packed with activities that immerse you in adventure.

Location & directions

Central Highlands, Namibia

Okonjima Bush Camp is situated halfway between Windhoek and Etosha National Park. The vast plains west of the Waterberg Plateau Park are occasionally broken by the remnants of ancient sandstone ‘outcrops’, which once covered large areas of northern Namibia. Nestled among these outcrops, in the Omboroko Mountains, lies Okonjima.

How to get there

It is an 11-hour international flight to Johannesburg, followed by a two hour international flight to Windhoek. There is a private airstrip a 5-minute drive from Main Camp. Alternatively, is a 2-hour 30-minute drive from Windhoek (3 hours from the airport) along a tarmac road.

Speak to our specialists 020 3993 8860

    Why book with Scott Dunn?

  • 100% financial protection
  • 24/7 emergency assistance
  • Firsthand knowledge
  • Renowned service
  • Award-winning tour operator

Plan your trip

1. Travel details
2. Guests
3. Contact details

Holiday Ideas

How to use our service

Browse our website for luxury travel ideas and holiday inspiration

Call us on +44 20 8682 5400 and speak to a destination specialist about what you want

Receive your bespoke holiday quote, then book online or over the phone

if (UV.officeOpen=="1") { $(".how-we-work span").html($('#header_message span').length ? $('#header_message span').html() : $('.office_open span').length ? $(".office_open span").html() : $(".how-we-work span").html()); } else { $(".how-we-work span").parent().html($(".how-we-work span").parent().html().replace(/Call us on/i, "Call us")); $(".how-we-work span").remove(); }

Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your holiday to Okonjima Luxury Bush Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Namibia

Start planning now Speak to our specialists on 020 3993 5269 or start planning now Plan your trip