From leopard-viewing and tracking on foot to game drives in search of cheetah and spotted hyena, guests enjoy the many opportunities to see these animals thriving in their natural habitat. Experiencing a day in the life of a bushman, taking a self-guided nature walk, birdwatching, enjoying evening game drives, and viewing game at the nocturnal hide are just some of the adventures waiting at Okonjima. Some of the wildlife here include leopard, cheetah, caracal, African wild cat, brown and spotted hyena, black-backed jackal, aardwolf, bat-eared fox, aardvark, pangolin, honey-badger, porcupine, kudu, oryx, red hartebeest, gnu, eland, impala, giraffe, Hartmann’s mountain zebra, Burchell’s zebra, steenbok, common duiker, Damara dik-dik, warthog, and chacma baboon.
Okonjima Plains Camp was the original Hanssen family farmhouse. It was reconstructed as a lodge in the 1990’s and was recently updated. The nearby waterhole affords extensive wildlife viewing from the lodge’s main area. The homestead houses an indoor and an outdoor fireplace, an excellent restaurant, and a bar. A quaint curio shop offers select African artifacts and jewelry. While the camp’s pool provides a cool respite from the heat of the day.