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Naankuse Lodge and Wildlife Sanctuary

Located only 30 minutes from Hosea Kutako International Airport, the award-winning Naankuse Lodge offers stunning accommodation amidst a 3,200-hectare reserve. With activities including carnivore feeding tours, baboon walks, Ancient San skills academy, and much more, you are sure to enjoy an unforgettable African holiday with us.

Our lodge is a not-for-profit eco-tourism destination, where all profits are directed straight back into supporting our charitable projects under the Naankuse Foundation.

When established in 2007, we wanted to not only offer people travelling through Namibia an opportunity to stay somewhere that gave back to Namibia’s wildlife. We also provide job and training opportunities in the hospitality industry to the San Bushman community.

Every person who stays at the Naankuse Lodge learns about the history of our lodge, our passion for conservation. In addition, they learn about our love for food and leaves with a little bit of us in their hearts. More importantly, our guests help support the legacy of the people and animals we care for.

Please visit our lodge website for more information and rates.

Day guests have the opportunity to take part in our various activities – please contact or call us on +264 (0)61 307 338 (select option 2 for Activity Centre) to make a booking or for more information.



Our lodge accommodation includes six lavish chalets. Each comprising a delightful blend of rich ethnicity and modern extravagance, while offering a secluded retreat from the ruggedness of Africa.

All rooms have been designed to offer total privacy and comfort in harmony with their surroundings. Rooms boast large twin beds, air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms and have their own private veranda with views overlooking the beautiful bush veldt.


Our villas have been individually designed with immaculate attention to detail to create a feeling of natural beauty and comfort.

Located near to the main lodge, each villa has its own plot, luxury fitted kitchen, lounge area and veranda with stunning views across the veld. Guests can enjoy delicious, freshly cooked meals and all the facilities at our lodge, including our swimming pool and bar. You can also choose for the lodge to deliver dinner straight to your villa or cook or have your own braai.

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Click on the button below for our rates and availability. For further information please contact us on: +264(0)61 307 338 or email:


Sustainability is defined as “enduring”, “supporting” or “maintaining”. At the Naankuse Lodge in Namibia we take sustainability a step further to mean “thrive” alongside “supporting”.

The Naankuse Lodge’s main focus is sustainability. The lodge itself is crafted from ecologically clean material including solid logs and glass to complement Naankuse’s beautiful wilderness setting. We live side-by-side with the local wildlife and guests can enjoy a range of amazing views of animals from their chalets – such as the local red hartebeest, oryx, giraffe, baboons and kudu – not to mention breath-taking sunsets in the evenings.

Our lodge is a not-for-profit eco-tourism destination, where all profits are directed straight back into supporting our charitable projects in a sustainable ecosystem under the Naankuse Foundation.

To help support the sanctuary, we donate all of our leftover food to be recycled into animal food. This helps cut down on the waste we produce, and reduces our carbon footprint, ensuring a sustainable future for Africa.

Additionally, we work hard to offer job opportunities to the San Bushman, a marginalized community in Namibia. We currently employ 45 San Bushman within the Naankuse Foundation and are proud to offer them a better future in the hospitality industry. Thanks to our efforts, two of our kitchen staff and all three of our guides have completed higher education courses.

Volunteer at Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary for a once in a lifetime opportunity…

Volunteers play a crucial role in our work in rehabilitating and caring for sick, orphaned and/or conflict animals. Volunteers help us with the daily care and feeding of each animal that calls Naankuse home, as well as helping us to maintain and develop the sanctuary.  This is an exceptional opportunity to get hands-on with African wildlife.


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How to find us
Naankuse Lodge and Activity Centre GPS Coordinates: 
S 22° 21′ 51.82″
E 17° 22’45.07″

Please be aware that we sometimes experience problems receiving emails from Hotmail accounts – If you don’t hear a reply from us within 3 days, please re-send via another email account. Thank You.

Landing strip coordinates: 
S 22° 22′ 30.38″
E 17° 24′ 01.76″

Pilots flying into Naankuse must file a flight plan before hand as the strip is in controlled airspace and clearance must be obtained from approach 120.5 and Windhoek tower 118.1

Find out more about N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary

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Phone: +264(0)61 307 388



Human-Carnivore Conflict Research

Carnivore Human Conflict is the clash between Namibia’s carnivores and landowners and is actively mitigated by Naankuse.

Spotted Hyena Project

Monitoring spotted hyena populations at Kanaan and Neuras to study and understand the human-wildlife conflict in Southern Namibia.


Black Backed Jackal



Hartmann’s mountain zebra