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.

Cheetah welfare Okonjima Experience incredible cheetah sightings with a Central Highlands safari Leopard welfare
  • 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

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.

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Central Highlands Accommmodation

Ai Aiba - The Rock Painting Lodge

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Epako Safari Lodge

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Located within a 11,000ha private reserve in a beautiful mountainous region on the outskirts of Damaraland, Epako Safari Lodge offers a lovely midway stop between Windhoek, Swakopmund and the Etosha National Park.

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Erongo Wilderness Lodge

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Found in a remote valley, this luxury tented camp is found in the Erongo Mountains and i

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Fiume Lodge and Game Farm

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Near to the town of Grootfontein, Fiume Lodge is an owner-managed lodge providing an ideal stopover enroute to Northern Namibia.

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Frans Indongo Lodge

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Frans Indongo Lodge is a comfortable lodge offering a stop-over destination as travellers head north from Windhoek and a surprising amount of wildlife to view.

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Kashana Lodge

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Situated in the town of Omaruru Kashana Lodge is a comfortable stopover allowing visitors to explore the surrounding attractions.

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Okonjima Grand African Villa

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Secreted in a remote site within the Okonjima Reserve, the Grand African Villa offers a luxury home away from home. Guests can enjoy big cat adventures courtesy of the Africat Foundation.

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Okonjima Luxury Bush Camp

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Expect rich African style from this comfortable lodge in the Okonjima reserve. Relax with stunning vistas and set out on adventures with the Africat Foundation, offering up close big cat encounters.

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