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The AfriCat Foundation

Founded in 1991, The AfriCat Foundation is based on Okonjima Nature Reserve, a private reserve dedicated to conserving wildlife.

AfriCat is perfectly situated to conduct ecological research focusing on a variety of rare and endangered species. As Okonjima is an enclosed nature reserve, one component of AfriCat’s research focuses on understanding the ecology of leopard and brown hyaenas living within Okonjima, with the ultimate aim of producing informed, sustainable metapopulation management guidelines for these species.

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Namibia Collection

In collaboration with AfriCat from Namibia, we support the preservation of the African big cats and with this initiative will donate 50% of the proceeds from your shopping cart. We want to give AfriCat the opportunity to continue their vital work for the Namibian big cat population, so that we can always appreciate nature and all its wonders…

In Kooperation mit AfriCat aus Namibia supporten wir den Erhalt afrikanischer Großkatzen und spenden 50% des Erlöses deines Warenkorbs. Wir wollen AfriCat die Möglichkeit bieten, sich weiter für die Population der Raubkatzen einzusetzen, damit wir auch künftig immer wieder die Wunder der Natur kennenlernen dürfen…


Learn more about our projects and ways in which you can help us make a difference for the carnivores of Namibia. AfriCat undertakes the responsibility of various projects ranging from environmental education to research.


In this day and age, all great causes need great support… it is a fact that funds are needed to achieve goals. AfriCat is no different! Donations are what keep our programmes going… 

Latest News

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Conservation News

AfriCat Pangolin Project Update

Little is known about the reproduction and life cycle of the ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii). The research that has been done, originates mainly from South Africa and is based on limited observations…

Follow the link to read all about our latest research findings…

During the second half of 2018, the first ever brown hyaena population survey was conducted across Okonjima. Using 40 camera traps placed mainly at latrines, predictable areas of brown hyaena activity, individual hyaenas were identified using the unique front leg stripe patterns over an 80-day survey period.

Follow the link to read all about our latest research findings…

During the last year the leopard research on Okonjima has focused on monitoring the existing leopard population to gain a detailed understanding of the spatial and behavioral ecology of leopards living in an enclosed reserve via the use of VHF collars and camera traps. – Dr Jenny Noak

Follow the link to read all about our latest research findings…