- Intense wildlife viewing
- Nature trails on foot and in vehicles
- AfriCat carnivore care centre
- Leopard sustainability programme
Designed in honour of Okonjima’s cattle-farming history and situated in the Okonjima Game Reserve between the Namibian capital of Windhoek and the Etosha National Park, Okonjima Plains Camp is a great base from which to spot some of the best game in the region including rare species such as rhino, brown hyena and pangolin. Wild dogs are also prevalent in the reserve, and if lucky, the elusive leopard might even reveal itself.
In fact, today’s visitors to the Okonjima Nature Reserve are privileged to play their part in a long-term project relating to the sustainability of the local leopard populations by collecting and collating data with their professional guides. While AfriCat’s Cheetah Rehabilitation Project has ceased due to the density of rival species threatening the success of the initiative, a highly informative visit to the AfriCat Carnivore Care and Information Centre, where old or vulnerable carnivores are looked after in captivity, is strongly recommended – it’s a genuine pleasure to enjoy AfriCat’s educational afternoon trail, followed by a relaxing sundowner complete with wildlife spotting opportunities. The reserve also offers interactive, off-the-beaten-track nature trails which cleverly combine game drives with short guided walks, along with the chance to seek out some of the 250 bird species in the region.
Guest accommodation consists of 14 Standard Rooms and 10 exclusive and spacious View Rooms with two double beds. Each room features a small veranda, wheelchair-friendly ramps, and en-suite facilities with a large shower. All rooms offer great views of the surrounding Okonjima plains, but the View Rooms are more private.
Communal areas comprise two large and secluded swimming pools, one of which overlooks the grassy plains and provides plenty of shade. There’s also a modern and open restaurant and bar area, and a lounge area. Most of these facilities can be found in The Barn – a three-story accommodation facility that guests can use throughout the day.
Children are welcome at Okonjima, and there are two accommodation units specifically for family use. Although there are no child-care services available, and participation in some activities is limited according to age, children are warmly welcomed at Plains Camp, Bush Suite and the Campsite, and the delightful swimming pools will no doubt keep them entertained. The informative, interactive nature trails which take place both in safari vehicles and on foot are a particularly good option for families.
- Luxurious chalets with views
- Walking trails and game drives
- Leopard sustainability programme
- AfriCat carnivore care centre
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Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again
Godfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023
We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil
Philip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023
It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve
Stephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023