Okonjima Plains Camp

IN HONOUR OF THE CATTLE-FARMING HISTORY OF THE HANSSEN FAMILY

The NEW, Plains Camp design honours the Okonjima cattle-farming history. In the early 1920’s, Okonjima became a cattle farm and was bought by Val (VJ) & Rose Hanssen in 1970. They were well-established Brahman breeders and continued to farm cattle until the need for solutions to increasing livestock losses became pertinent and post-independence interest in Namibia as a tourist destination, escalated. In 1993, the herds of Brahman and Jersey cattle were sold, changing the face of Okonjima as well as that of Carnivore Conservation!

The Barn/ Entertainment area - AKA 'The Lapa', meaning 'Gathering Place', - includes, the dining and lounge area, the pool and the curio-shop; and hosts the 3-tier accommodation facility. Plains Camp is family & wheel-chair friendly!

The open, grass-plains were 'recovered' by removing and burning invasive Acacia-bush during 2012 and 2013, creating the plains-view, ensuring a great sunset most evenings.

STANDARD ROOMS:

Each of the 14 Standard Rooms enjoy a view across the Okonjima grass plains!
4 of the rooms, form 2 large, double rooms/family-units. All rooms are set 15m -20m apart, some distance from 'The Barn' or main entertainment area. The family unit (rooms # 1 & 2) are closest to the 'The Barn' and the second family unit (rooms # 13 & 14) are the furthest away from 'The Barn'.
Each room has;
a small verandah,
wheel-chair friendly ramp,
2 double beds,
a mini-fridge for own use,
a coffee/tea station,
2 roof-fans,
twin basins and a larger shower;
a safe,
a telephone to contact reception.
VIEW ROOMS:

The 10 exclusive and spacious View Rooms, all have a view across the Okonjima grass plains!
2 rooms form a large double room/family-unit. All rooms are set 25m -75m apart, some distance from 'The Barn' (the entertainment area). Room # 1 and the family unit (rooms # 3 & 4) are closest to 'The Barn'.
The new View Rooms are set further apart than the Standard rooms providing more privacy and are more spacious offering a unique, affordable, wilderness experience.
Each room has;
a large verandah
wheel-chair friendly ramp,
2 double beds,
a desk and a comfortable reading chair
a mini-fridge for own use,
a coffee/tea station,
2 roof-fans,
twin basins and a larger, twin shower;
a safe,
a telephone to contact reception.
PLAINS CAMP FAST FACTS:

3 en-suite, twin tents are available for guides & pilots.
Plains Camp offers 2 large, secluded swimming pools with sufficient shade-area, surrounded by a lush lawn. The pool closest to The Plains Camp over-looks the grass plains.
Due to the nature of our activities, child participation on activities is restricted.
Rate: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast (DBB) only. We have eliminated the Full Board rate at Plains Camp, based on guest preferences, allowing greater flexibility with regards to adding activities as desired.
PLEASE NOTE: NIGHT HIDE @ PLAINS CAMP: - We are no longer offering the night- hide activity after dinner to Plains Camp guests, due to lodge size | pax and logistics. Guest are more than welcome to join or enquire about a ‘Night-Drive’ after dinner at reception. (additional cost)
RATES INFORMATION:
Rates Information: Plains Camp

UPGRADES & MAINTENANCE:
10 Standard Rooms overlooking the Okonjima grass plains, were completed August 2008
4 Standard Rooms overlooking the Okonjima grass plains, which can double-up as family-units, were added in Feb / March 2013.
10 upmarket / exclusive, spacious View Rooms, overlooking the Okonjima grass plains, were completed in May / June 2014

ROOM SIZE:
Main Camp Lapa: 800m2
Plains Camp Lapa/Barn: 1015m2

Garden Rooms: 22m2
Standard Rooms: 77m2
View Rooms: 88m2


 
 
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