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Okonjima Bush Camp, Namibia

Okonjima Guest Hut I stayed for two nights, as an extension of my main trip, at Okonjima Bush Camp.
The Bush Camp (off-site link; uses some Flash) is indescribably opulent, though I'm trying!
Each guest or couple has their own detached hut, and the huts are set between 80 and 100m apart. The huts are beautifully designed rondavels: half ochre and half canvas, in panels which can be rolled up or fastened down. They have a place for everything and everything in its place, but without the austerity that phrase suggests. The rondavels are incredibly well thought-out, with half-dividing walls between the sleeping area, the sitting area and the washing (two sinks!)/ shower area; the bathroom, with magazines and raffia-tied toilet paper, is fully walled and doored. When you're in any particular area, it feels like it's a large room on its own. I felt incredibly extravagant having the place to myself.
Each room has its own little birdbath and is supplied with bird seed, so you can sit and watch the birds for as long as you want.
 
There is also a swimming pool.
 

Activities include a Bushman trail, where guests can find out how the Bushmen survive in seemingly-impossible situations. Artefacts have been set up at 'stations' along the trail, each illustrating an aspect of Bushman life, with demonstrations of the skills they use.
Okonjima Guest bedroom
Okonjima Guest Hut sitting area Other activities centre around the work of the Africat Foundation, so can include feeding cheetahs, visiting leopards and radio-tracking cheetahs.
Early morning visits are paid to a platform overlooking the three lions, and after dinner night drives are taken to a night hide where food is put out and visited, especially by Porcupines and Ratel (aka Honey Badgers).
The Lapa at Okonjima Bush Camp Meals are taken in the 'lapa', another beautifully-designed building, which also houses the bar, reception area and shop. Tea, coffee and fresh fruit are always available in the lapa. Outside the lapa is a large lawn with a large birdbath and bird table. A campfire is lit there in the evenings, before dinner.
More Okonjima pages:
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