Up there – in terms of luxury – with Okonjima’s Villa and located in among the Omboroko Mountains, just off the shoulder of Okonjima Bush Camp, Okanjima Bush Suite is a first rate private property.
A multi-peaked stone and thatch build, situated overlooking a waterhole, and backed by the area’s mountain range, Bush Suite is a beautiful 2 bedroom cottage. Marked by an unforgettable approach (a series of giant hollowed out spherical shapes, one of which acts as an arched gateway to the cottage itself), the shared areas consist of a swimming pool, dining area, lounge, kitchen and sala. Open sided and decorated in much the same vein as the Villa, the lounge and dining area are characterised by an open log fire, muted colours, sunken leather sofas and wall filled with shaped alcoves.
Food & service
Booked exclusively, it would suit a family or group of 4, and comes with its own chef, host and guide. The service, naturally, is exceptional.
The bedrooms are a joy. Here the colour scheme is much paler and ranges from white through to grey, nicely underlined by the use of lighter coloured woods. Each room includes 2 pushed together queen-size beds, a dressing table, seating, plenty of room, a separate bathroom, a flush toilet plus bidet and a private veranda. The rooms are equipped with a host of mod cons – Wi-Fi, cell phone reception – and with beds that can be rolled out onto the veranda. High living indeed.
Activities include leopard viewing, cheetah and brown hyena tracking, bushman trails, learning about Africat’s work, bird viewing and nocturnal wildlife viewing.