AfriCat needs your Help

Hi, new and exciting opportunity to from Okonjima Lodge to visit AfriCat Foundation.

AfriCat & Okonjima’s

DONATE NOW - STAY LATER


Okonjima Lodge is rolling out a Book Now – Stay Later programme for our most valued guests. You have received this offer because you have visited Okonjima before – in fact, many of you have been coming to Okonjima for years. You surely have an affinity not only for Namibia, but also for the Okonjima Nature Reserve, and without doubt created some special memories here.

We trust that the general travel freeze in 2020 due to Covid-19 serves the purpose of reinforcing your wanderlust and desire to travel again when this is all over. How about starting with a visit to our big open spaces? Social distancing, in fact, is what Namibia is all about.

For this programme, you may enjoy special rates for the Okojima Luxury Bush Camp and the Okonjima African Villa up to 70% off 2021’s rates.

We acknowledge that planning a holiday requires clarity, something that is still lacking in many respects in our guests’ lives at the moment. Although Namibia’s airports are operating again, and flights are arriving, we realise that trip planning may take longer for most people. As such, our repeat guests booking directly with us this year have until the end of 2025 to redeem this offer, with no blackout periods, and the package is fully transferable to your friends and family.

If you are intending to visit only Okonjima on your forthcoming trip, we’ll pick you up and drop you off at Windhoek airport, and if you are adding other destinations in Namibia before or after Okonjima, we can advise you which destinations would complement your Namibian experience.

We have priced this package at only US$220 per person per night for the Okonjima Luxury Bush Camp and US$260 per person per night for the Okonjima African Villa. These rates are fully inclusive of all meals, game drives, activities, and local taxes and fees.

Please contact [email redacted] for further details. We look forward to extending a warm Namibian welcome to you!


Video Part 2 of 2, a continuation the above with Tristan: https://youtu.be/9KgwpG5Kf98

Selma - https://youtu.be/Y7IBG7gNnlo

Andries - https://youtu.be/6th4w6PHeBI

Conservation through Education - https://youtu.be/wvfCBBa5HKM


Three decades of hard work!  This beautiful Nature Reserve is the focus of all our research and rehabilitation efforts. It is a self-sustaining eco system, unique in Namibia, which has provided so much valuable behavioral and scientific insight over the years. We have achieved so much, and the knowledge we have harvested, be it on our big cats or grazers or pangolins or hyaenas or rhinos, has contributed to considerable understanding of these threatened species.

Now, we need help!  Whilst Covid-19 has taken a terrible and very public human toll, the effects on wildlife are yet to be played out. Some stories out there have referenced that Covid-19 has allowed nature to regenerate itself – but these are not our findings. With income at near nil, from AfriCat supporters and Okonjima guests, our world has turned upside down.

For the first time ‘the habitat and home’ of AfriCat – is under present threat.

The AfriCat Foundation needs your help, to protect what has been built up in the last 28-30 years, the all-important ‘habitat’ for the animals out there, for the animals that you’ve come to see, for the ones that we love and you love and you know by name and the pictures that you’ve taken and taken home with you.

We are threatened like never before – after Covid-19 struck, we have limited staff, no resources and limited equipment.

This translates into not being able to protect this environment. We have no means to continue even basic veterinarian care – and now research will wind down without grants and donor support. 

And the most heart-breaking issue – rising poaching across the country. Everything is being poached – at the moment, mainly for food. It is all tragic, and we understand donor fatigue and the myriad causes which all have merit, but here we stand, asking you humbly for a lifeline for these animals, at least for a few months.

Please, if you can give, we will stretch every penny for the sake of the Reserve.

Thank you, thank you.

Team AfriCat 

www.africat.org 


Want to join us in making a difference? We are raising money to benefit AfriCat Namibia through AfriCat America Inc.,  any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to us.

If you are in the UK or Germany and would like a tax receipt for your donation we have partners helping us there. Please follow the links below.

AfriCat UK
https://www.africat.co.uk/donate-to-africat
Ubuntu Namibia / Germany
http://www.ubuntu-namibia.de/partner/

Donations

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  • Stephanie Rogers-Julian 
    • $440 
    • 5 hrs
  • Roma Muccio 
    • $100 
    • 14 hrs
  • Anonymous 
    • $55 
    • 3 d
  • Christa Hermanutz  
    • $200 
    • 3 d
  • Michael Blundell 
    • $200 
    • 3 d
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Fundraising team: Together for Conservation (4)

Friends of AfriCat 
Organizer
Raised $7,193 from 24 donations
Peoria, IL
Africat America Inc 
Registered nonprofit
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Donna Hanssen 
Team member
Raised $1,695 from 6 donations
Karen Codling 
Team member
Raised $500 from 1 donation
Robin Maeter 
Team member
Raised $150 from 3 donations
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