AfriCat Foundation

Located half way between Windhoek and Etosha National Park in the north, nestling in the Omboroko Mountains, is the Okonjima Nature Reserve and home of the AfriCat Foundation. A non-profit organisation, it is committed to the long term conservation of Namibia’s large carnivores. The private reserve and surrounding land was historically the home to some of Africa’s finest wildlife, but in more recent times farming land. With the ongoing battle between local farmers and predators, and the threat to livestock, many leopards and cheetahs were trapped or shot. The AfriCat Foundation was established to educate the farmers and protect the wildlife. This exposure and re-education has led to the rescue of many trapped carnivores and since 1993 over 85% have been released back into the wild. Today on Okonjima Private Nature Reserve with the cattle gone, the grasslands are growing and wildlife abounds.