Set just 225 kilometres away from the capital of Windhoek, the beauty of the AfriCat Foundation project is that it allows interested visitors to the Okonjima area to experience the project first-hand, gaining 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.