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Wildlife Sanctuary Namibia

your contribution to conservation

Located just a twenty minute drive from Windhoek International airport and nestled in the stunning African veld, our Lodge is perfectly situated to start or finish your trip to Namibia. With a range of enjoyable activities, including exciting carnivore feeding tours, available you are sure to enjoy an unforgettable African holiday with us. 

The Lodge is crafted from ecologically clean material including solid logs and glass to complement N/a’an ku sê’s beautiful wilderness setting. By visiting this unique Lodge and Wildlife Sanctuary you will also help make a difference in conservation. All revenue from the Lodge, which is a registered charity in Namibia, goes directly to benefit our work with wildlife conservation and supporting the poverty stricken San community.

Full Carnivore feeding tour

During the course of this drive you will visit our senior baboons, caracals, lions, cheetahs, African wild dogs and leopards. Watch them being fed by our experienced guides and listen to their stories. The scenic route that takes you to our magnificent carnivores lends the opportunity of spotting some of the free-roaming reserve animals. This is not just a great way to learn about these amazing animals, it is also a unique up close photographic opportunity. A superb introduction to conservation and the work we do here at N/a’an ku sê.

  • Daily at 10:00 or 15:00
  • Included: Full carnivore feeding tour
  • Excluded: drinks, meals, items of a personal nature, transfers to and from Windhoek,

Caracal Experience:

Take a walk with our habituated caracal and our guides. During this walk you will get to see how these animals behave in the wild, stalking birds and small mammals as they regain their natural instincts and hone their hunting skills. You will also experience the serenity of the Namibian veld.

  • Daily at 08h00
  • Included: Caracal Experience
  • Excluded: drinks, meals, items of a personal nature, Transfers to and from Windhoek.

Behind the Scenes with Marlice Van Vuuren

Follow in Marlice’s footsteps and get an intimate view of the workings of a wildlife reserve and sanctuary. On this in-depth activity you will gain insight into the real N/a’an ku sê world and the inner workings of sanctuary life and the myriad of animal species currently being cared for. Enter the riveting world of research carried out at N/a’an ku sê, and gain intimate knowledge into the field of human-carnivore conflict mitigation. Become smitten with our gorgeous sanctuary orphans and bond with the baby baboons (there’s nothing like it). Become fully immersed in Marlice’s magical world!

  • Daily at 8am (Please book at least 2 weeks in advance, but do keep in mind that this depends on Marlice’s availability.)
  • Included: Behind the scenes tour
  • Excluded: drinks, meals, items of a personal nature, Transfers to and from Windhoek.

 

Cheetah Experience

Habituated cheetahs have lost their fear of humans – a fear that is crucial in elevating their survival chances in the wild. For this reason, some of the magnificent spotted sprinters at N/a’an ku sê need to remain in captivity, having come to the sanctuary from various conflict situations at very young ages, requiringdedicated care to ensure their survival. At N/a’an ku sê we fully nurture and encourage their natural behaviour, captivity resembling the life of their wild counterparts as closely as possible. Enjoy time with our habituated big cats, in the hands of an experienced and knowledgeable guide. Simply not to be missed!

  • Daily at 8am – (Sorry, no children allowed)  Book at least 1 day in Advance.
  • Included: Cheetah Experience
  • Excluded: drinks, meals, items of a personal nature, Transfers to and from Windhoek.

 

Baboon Experience:

Meet our playful primates and experience the joys of monkey fun on a not-to-be-missed baboon walk. All of our baboons came to N/a’an ku sê either after losing their mums (Namibia’s Chacma baboons are tragically persecuted on an almost daily basis), or having been rescued from situations of abuse. Our baboon buddies adore the interaction and bounding through the bush on their daily walks. Why not join in and get to know first-hand just how incredible these animals are?

  • Every morning Monday to Saturday.  Book in advance.
  • Included: Baboon Experience (approximately 2 hours)
  • Excluded: drinks, meals, items of a personal nature, Transfers to and from Windhoek.

 

Ancient San Skills Academy:

This academy is a joint venture between the N/a’an ku sê Foundation and the Nyae Nyae Conservancy. It aims to serve as a reciprocal training venture where visiting San groups from the Nyae Nyae Conservancy stay at N/a’an ku sê to display their cultural heritage and skills to visitors. Take the opportunity to visit the San Bushmen in their traditional village and witness their ancient culture and traditions first hand. The San will show you plants they use for medicinal purposes, how they make fire and set traps, tell you how they hunt and regale you with stories, song and dance.

  • Daily at 10:00 or at 15:00
  • Included: Ancient San Skills Academy (minimum 1 hour)
  • Excluded: drinks, meals, items of a personal nature, Transfers to and from Windhoek.

 

Meerkat Experience:

Take the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enter N/a’an ku sê’s very own “Meerkat Manor”, and spend a magical two hours witnessing the delightful antics of the bushveldt’s most beloved residents. Meerkats are early risers, emerging from their dens from approximately 6.15AM. Hence you will be met at the main lodge building and then it’s off to enter a madcap meerkat world on N/a’an ku sê’s picturesque reserve. *Please note that even though we always do our utmost to ensure significant meerkat sightings, the animal kingdom plays by its own rules, thus sightings cannot be guaranteed

  • Daily at 06:00am.
  • Included: Meerkat Experience (approximately 2 hours)
  • Excluded: drinks, meals, items of a personal nature, Transfers to and from Windhoek.

Tour dates

Tour dates on request

Price

Price per person starting from $750.00

Full Carnivore feeding tour

From $750.00 per personminimum 1 person  (transfer to and from Windhoek Not Included)

Caracal Experience

From $1450.00 per person. (no children)minimum 1 person (transfer to and from Windhoek not included)

Behind the Scenes with Marlice Van Vuuren

From $1850.00 per personminimum 2 people Pre-booking is necessary - please book 2 weeks in advance! Transfer to and from Windhoek not included.

Cheetah Experience:

From $1450.00 per personminimum 2 people (transfer to and from Windhoek not included)

Baboon Experience:

From $750.00 per personminimum 1 person (transfer to and from Windhoek not included)

Ancient Skills Academy:

From $650.00 per personminimum 2 persons (transfer to and from Windhoek not included)

Meerkat Experience:

From $590.00 per personminimum 1 person (transfer to and from Windhoek not included)

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