Okonjima Nature Reserve
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Leopard Tracking in Namibia
Leopard tracking turned into a 5-hour marathon adventure. Gideon, a fabulous guide, was trying to pick up signals from any of multiple free-roaming, radio-collared leopards. After 2 flat tires in mountainous, rocky terrain, we were rewarded with a sighting of this beautiful male leopard. We were actually tracking his mother and found him as a bonus! Africat on Okonjima, home of the Africat Foundation, is dedicated to the preservation of large carnivores in Namibia. It provides education on the importance of carnivores to the environment, works with farmers to ameliorate problems with predation of livestock, and provides rescue and rehabilitation, with a focus on cheetahs and leopards.
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