Central Highlands Safari

With a Central Highlands safari, discover Okonjima, a conservation hotspot that is home to The AfriCat Foundation; famous for rehabilitating big cats and other wildlife. A family run business, the AfriCat conservation efforts have been ongoing since 1993 and since that time have helped to successfully reintroduce more than 1080 carnivores back into the wild.

Central Highlands Highlights

  • Phenomenal cheetah sightings
  • Conservation hotspot thanks to The AfriCat Foundation's wildlife rehabilitation
  • 55,000 acres of stunning wilderness
  • Malaria-free area
  • Incredible sightings of leopard, wild dog and hyena
Cheetah welfare Okonjima Experience incredible cheetah sightings with a Central Highlands safari Leopard welfare

The large reserve, which is malaria free and spans a tremendous 55,000 acres of pristine wilderness, is best known for helping cheetah return to their natural habitats. Visitors to the reserve can be a part of the conservation effort by observing the programme at work or game watch some of AfriCat's rehabilitated wildlife in the surrounding wilderness.

Incredible leopard sightings are on offer with the leopards at the reserve radio-tracked from vehicles to make sightings easier. Or, for a more adventurous turn you can track predators on foot with the chance to radio track cheetahs, rare African wild dogs and spotted hyenas. The reserve is also home to a wide variety of birdlife, with over 250 species recorded, including some birds endemic to Namibia like the Rock Runner and Carp's Black Tit.

You can also discover the interesting day to day life of a Bushman through a special walking trail. Delve into the traditional means San Bushman use to survive in such an inhospitable environment and the unique culture that governs their lives.

Selected Central Highlands Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Central Highlands

Best of Namibia Self Drive Honeymoon

Days
14
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $3,180 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Namibia
Locations
Etosha & Surrounds, Damaraland, Windhoek & Surrounds, Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert, Central Highlands

Namibia and Cape Town Twin Centre Self Drive

Days
14
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $4,870 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Namibia
Locations
Etosha & Surrounds, Damaraland, Windhoek & Surrounds, Central Highlands, Cape Town

Ultimate Namibia Self Drive

Days
17
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $5,290 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Namibia
Locations
Etosha & Surrounds, Damaraland, Windhoek & Surrounds, Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert, Central Highlands

Desert and Dune Self Drive

Days
11
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $2,590 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Namibia
Locations
Damaraland, Windhoek & Surrounds, Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Sossusvlei & the Namib Desert, Central Highlands

Northern Explorer Self Drive

Days
16
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $4,310 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Namibia
Locations
Etosha & Surrounds, Skeleton Coast, Damaraland, Windhoek & Surrounds, Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Central Highlands

3 Country Self Drive Explorer

Days
17
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $5,380 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Namibia
Locations
Chobe, Livingstone & Victoria Falls, Etosha & Surrounds, Caprivi Strip, Windhoek & Surrounds, Central Highlands

Desert and Safari Self Drive

Days
12
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $3,590 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Namibia
Locations
Etosha & Surrounds, Damaraland, Windhoek & Surrounds, Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Central Highlands

Wildlife and Heritage Self Drive

Days
12
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $3,570 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Namibia
Locations
Etosha & Surrounds, Damaraland, Windhoek & Surrounds, Central Highlands

Central Highlands Accommmodation