A reasonably recent addition to Okonjima’s highly rated portfolio of lodges, camps and suites, located west of the Waterberg plateau, Okonjima Bush Camp is a first rate luxury camp.
Situated 3 km from Okonjima Main Camp, overlooking a waterhole, the camp’s design takes its inspiration from the Namibia’s camelthorn tree, and consists of a main lodge and 9 sleeping rooms. Largely open sided, and characterised by polished floors, handwoven rugs, a fragment of fencing, a sunken, circular seating area, exposed black beams, an open fire and a large cavernous ceiling, the main building (or lapa) includes a bar and dining area, while outside there is extensive decking, a fire pit and pool.
FOOD AND SERVICE
The food is – as is common throughout Okonjima’s properties – excellent, beautifully presented, served, and snacks are available throughout the day.
Raised on a stone platform, circular, thatched and painted brown, 8 of the sleeping rooms are standard size, possess mainly canvas walls, which can be rolled up during the day, and include a double bed, seating area and separate bathroom. Marked by the same polished floors, and by open plan set up divided by waist high walls, the rooms are attractive, homely and contain simple but beautifully made pieces of furniture – the bedfoot storage chest being a case in point. The 9th room, the honeymoon suite, is altogether different, and – with 2 queen-size beds, patio, sliding doors, separate lounge and bathroom – is much bigger, and more private.
Activities include leopard viewing, cheetah and brown hyena tracking, visiting and learning about the Africat Foundation, bushman trails, bird viewing and nocturnal wildlife viewing.
The Africat Foundation is committed to the long term conservation of Namibia’s large carnivores, and further information is available on the Okonjima Plains Camp accommodation page.