Na'ankusê lodge & wildlife sanctuary

The award winning N/a'ankuse Lodge and Wildlife Sanctuary is dedicated to the rehabilitation and preservation of orphaned and injured wildlife. This truly unique lodge is located on 1,500ha of former farmland, the perfect habitat for recovering lion, leopard and cheetah. View these magnificent cats on either a nature drive or carnivore feeding tour.

A stay here close to the slopes of a dolomite hill is a highlight for many on their Namibian holiday. Although the sanctuary is only 42kms east of Windhoek, the setting is amidst a natural savannah, riverine vegetation, lush grass plains and magnificent mountain views.

The main lodge building comprises of a bar and tranquil dining room area and kitchen, with stunning views of the surrounding environment. Their team of chefs will prepare a combination of mouthwatering European/African dishes, whether it's a hearty breakfast served in the dining room or outside in the garden, a delicious lunch or dinner served in the restaurant or under the stars. All dishes are prepared using fresh ingredients and home-made delicacies, complemented with fine wines from the bar.

The lodge provides a breathtaking backdrop for weddings and conferences as well. It is the perfect venue for that special day. The reception area seats up to 100 people, and there is a full catering and bar service, whilst still retaining that secluded, romantic feeling. For conferences and corporate events, up to 100 delegates can be housed in the main dining area.

Accommodation at Naankuse Lodge is availbale in:

En-suite chalets: 6 x en-suite chalets offer a blend of rich ethnic decor, combined with modern luxury, embellished in soft earthy tones. Large twin beds, air-conditioning and private verandahs overlooking the bush veld are standard. Each unit has been sited to ensure a maximum view of the surrounds and total privacy.

Villas: The 8 x villas offer a more rustic and ethnic atmosphere and are equipped with a self-catering kitchen, bedroom with air-conditioning, comfortable lounge and a dining area. Large glass windows allow for plenty of light inside and fantastic views of the bush.

14 x Bush Camps (Canvas Tented Accommodation)

14 x Family Villas: We have 2 bedroomed ,3 bedroomed and 4 bedroomed villa’s. Some bathrooms are en-suite and some are separate bathrooms.

The beds are either double or single beds.

1 x Luxury Family Villa: Stylish 2 bedroom luxury villa with private gym and modern kitchen, lounge and braai. A select villa ha sbeen made EVEN more luxurious than the rest. Imagine enjoying a 5-star dinner under Namibia’s billion-star skies ,prepared by your own private chef and savoured on your secluded patio. This high-end accommodation option incorporates exclusivity into every detail, with a variety of hand picked activities included in the price. All-inclusive, utterly exclusive and definitely all-Africa.

Facilities and room amentities:

Wi-Fi available at main lodge

Laundry facilities

Bar and restaurant

Swimming pool

Child Policy:

Children 0-3 years stay FOC

Children 3-12 years pay 50% of the adult rate

A maximum of 2 children to stay with parents in a room.

The animal centre was set up to care for orphaned and injured animals and the less dangerous such as baboons, meerkats, mongoose and African wild cats, are looked after by volunteers from across the world, who pay to stay as working guests. There time is invaluable and plays an important role in the maintenance and building of new enclosures, feeding, grooming, as well as joining in the rescue and release of animals.

Threatened animals are rescued, and following a range of check-ups, fostering and attention, are then considered for relocating to other conservation friendly farms, with proper habitat and food chain being a top priority.

Even though long-term rehabilitation of animals is the main objective here, sadly not all of the animals are able to be released back into the wild. Only those that can't, remain. As the lodge provides a safe sanctuary for a number of lions, leopards, cheetah, wild dogs, caracals and baboons, (all within large purpose built enclosures) it goes without saying that the main activity at N/a'ankuse, is the carnivore feeding tour, which takes place daily at 11h00 and 15h00. Each tour lasts approximately two hours. The chance for amazing photographic opportunities should not be missed. Pre-booking of these tours is essential.

Nature walks, with an excellent chance of spotting small antelope, meerkats and vultures amongst a variety of bird species, can also be organized, as can their exciting bush picnics in surprise settings!

N/a'ankuse Lodge and Wildlife Sanctuary. Dedicated to the preservation and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife.

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Behind the Scenes with Marlice

Ancient San Skills Academy

Visit Ancient San

Stories Under the Stars

Hunting with San Bushmen

Rhino Feeding

Cheetah Experience

Baboon Experience

Caracal Experience

Guided Nature Walk

Meerkat Experience

Sunset Horse Riding Excursion

Tracking of Leopard/Rhino/Elephant

Sunrise/Set Drive at Zannier Reserve

Visit to Shiloh Wildlife Sanctuary

Full carnivore feeding tours:

The main activitiy at Naankuse. See lion, cheetah, baboon, African wild dog and caracal being fed in their purpose built sanctuary. Great opporunities for photography abound throughout this tour.

Carnivore feeding tour 1:

This feeding tour concentrates on lion, cheetah and baboons.

Carnivore Feeding Tour 2:

African wild dog, leopard and caracal can be observed on this feeding tour.

Take a walk with a guide or by yourselves. Free-roaming game include antelope and giraffe and there are a number of bird species in the area.

Enjoy a guided early morning or late afternoon stroll with a cheetah. No children allowed.

A walk with a friendly caracal is a most unusual and enjoyable experience. Children are not permitted to go on this activity. You will be accommpanied by a guide.

Hunting with San Bushmen:

Take a walk with the San in the bush and learn of their hunter/gatherer and lifestyle skills.

Behind the scenes with Marlice; Ancient San Skills Acadamy Visit, Ancient San Stories Under the Stars.

Activity Centre:

Located on the N/a’ankusê Reserve, the Activity Centre perfectly caters for day visitors. A cosy restaurant, bar and sparkling swimming pool invite guests to relax and indulge when not participating in the many activities on offer. It’s the perfect one-stop location for those with less time, yet still demanding every excitement the Namibian bush and a bustling wildlife sanctuary have to offer.

Traveller Reviews

These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.

Slade, Judith

16 Aug 2016

Lovely lodge and nice to be so close to the airport for the last day. The tours are definitely worth doing.

Benocci, Massimo

21 Aug 2015

The lodge is nice, the service very effcient. Fantastic the room. We didn't like the activities, sincerly we don't like to abserve the animals inside a fence. 1 day is sufficinet to stay

Wood, Graeme

26 Nov 2015

Fantastic cabin and service. Cabins separated enough to give privacy. Wonderful trips organised from the lodge. It was a great introduction to Namibia and night meeting the San people trip is highly recommended.


24km east of Windhoek on the B6 (between Windhoek and Hosea Kutako International Airport) turn north onto the MR53 - follow this road for 27km and you will find the turnoff to Naankuse Lodge (the lodge is still a further 8km from this point)

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