Namibia harbours a wealth of extraordinary animals

From the regal oryx to the critically endangered hook lipped rhinoceros, Namibia remains a thriving ecosystem of majestic creatures. Boasting the highest density of cheetahs in the world, Namibia is a rare place where wildlife can be seen amidst your day-to-day routine. However, due to the human-wildlife conflict widespread across the country, it is vital that we strive to protect these vulnerable animals.

This glossary presents a non-exhaustive list of some of the most iconic species, as well as lesser-known ones that you can see at our sites and in Namibia in general. The species present on the N/a’an ku sê sites are identified by our logo.

Aardvark

African Wild Dog

Black Backed Jackal

Giraffe

Kudu

Oryx / Gemsbok

Rock Hyrax

Spotted Hyena

White Backed Vulture

Yellow mongoose

Aardwolf

Baboons

Caracal

Hartebeest

Leopard

Pangolin

Slender Mongoose

Vervet Monkey

White Rhinoceros

African elephant

Banded Mongoose

Brown Hyena

Cheetah

Hartmann′s Mountain Zebra

Lion

Polecat

Small Spotted Genet

Warthog

African Wild Cat

Bat-eared Fox

Burchell′s Zebra

Common Duiker

Honey Badger / Ratel

Meerkat

Porcupine

Southern African Hedgehog

Waterbuck