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The 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.

GARDEN ROOMS:

STANDARD ROOMS:

VIEW ROOMS:

PLAINS CAMP FAST FACTS:

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

CO-ORDINATES
Okonjima Plains Camp & Airstrip
S 20 51.539’ ; E 16 38.472’

 map of plains camp 


sunset over plains camp


GARDEN ROOMS
 
plains camp garden room interior of a garden room

 

STANDARD ROOMS
 
relax on the veranda of your standard room standard room with view of plains camp

 

VIEW ROOMS
 
savanna view from a plains camp room okonjima new view room interior

 

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