Highlights and main attractions of the Africat Foundation

Founded in 1991, the non-profit Africat Foundation is set on Okonjima farm and is dedicated to long-term conservation projects that are designed to protect Namibia’s large carnivores, particularly cheetah and leopard. Okonjima itself is also a selection of luxurious accommodations and, thanks to its location to the northwest of Windhoek may be visited easily, and the combination of quality accommodation and exciting, educational activities makes it a popular inclusion in many Namibia itineraries.

The only accommodation option here is one of Okonjima's wonderful lodges,and it has a variety of room types including private bush suites, bush camps and African villas across various areas of the lodge’s grounds.

Where is the Africat Foundation?

Location and Activities

Set just 225 kilometres away from the capital Windhoek, the beauty of the AfriCat Foundation project is that it allows interested visitors to the Okonjima area to experience the project first-hand to get valuable insight into its regular activities, whilst simultaneously gaining a unique education of everyday wildlife conservation in Namibia.

Visitors can ‘radio track’ leopards from game viewing vehicles, as these majestic creatures roam the nearby plains and catch their own prey within the 20 000 hectare private land within Okonjima Nature Reserve. Nocturnal hides can also present excellent opportunities to spot wildlife such as caracal, honey-badgers and porcupines.

Another interesting activity for those visiting Okonjima is to join a Bushman walking trail, which is a relatively easy trail but highly informative, where you can learn the art of making traditional artefacts and discover how the San manage to survive in an otherwise forbidding desert landscape. 

There is also an Information and Carnivore Care Centre, in which you can observe the project’s works and meet some of the species ambassadors.


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