Originating as a small wildlife sanctuary nestled in the Namibian bush, N/a’an ku sê has grown into a world-famous conservation organisation.
The N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary provides a haven and second chance for countless injured, orphaned, and conflict animals. Our goal is to release them whenever possible so that they may be free to live a natural life in the wild.
Only those animals too ill, abused or habituated remain at the sanctuary. This is done purely for their safety and survival chances, particularly vital for big cats. The release of carnivores, both cheetahs and leopards, is a top priority at N/a’an ku sê – “returning wildlife to the wild” being the mantra that forms the backbone of our projects.
Orphaned animals are raised with dedication, and their natural needs are carefully considered, tending away from the feeling of “captivity” and instead creating an environment where their instinctive behaviours are nurtured and encouraged. Baboons for example thrive in large enclosures and enjoy daily bush walks. The sanctuary also tends to the welfare of the smallest of meerkats, mongooses and rock hyraxes, to the largest of big carnivores such as lions, leopards, cheetahs and wild dogs, with a wide range of feathered, furry and scaled animals in between.
As a charity we do not receive any government funding and are solely reliant on generous donations and the time of volunteers to continue our vital work.