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Harnas Wildlife Foundation

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Gobabis, Namibia
+264 61 235 511
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A "must see" if in this part of Namibia

Great experience being close to a great variety of animals. If possible, get both morning and... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2017
Kristiansand, Norway
Simply a lucrative zoo...

We were expecting so much out of Harnas, with it being depicted as a great wildlife sanctuary. In... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2017
Windhoek, Namibia
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Wildlife sanctuary offering eco-tourism.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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Gobabis, Namibia
+264 61 235 511
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Reviewed March 20, 2017

Great experience being close to a great variety of animals. If possible, get both morning and afternoon tours as they offer a very different contact with the animals. Great staff

Thank oddkristianpedersen
Reviewed March 13, 2017

We were expecting so much out of Harnas, with it being depicted as a great wildlife sanctuary. In reality, it is nothing but a zoo! All the animals you see are in cages, where they have spent many years for the most part. The staff...More

2  Thank 545alexandrineg
Reviewed February 5, 2017

Loved this place. Rooms were adequate. Food not as good as I hoped, but staff were very friendly and prepared what they could to please us. Walking back to our room one day, which is a 6 minute walk from the compound, I came across...More

Thank Draganna
Reviewed December 30, 2016

This is the second time we went camping at Harnas. Both times were for one night just before Christmas. The camp sites are clean and spacious, each with its own shower and basin. There is a communal shower and toilet as well. Very clean. You...More

Thank Celmari D
Reviewed August 18, 2016

We loved our camping trip to Harnas in December 2015. Staff was friendly and welcoming. New Years Dinner was excellent.

Thank Carola R
Reviewed May 5, 2016

Its a very nice place to interact with animals and treat them nice. You can go for morning and afternoon feeding tour. You can prepare the food for the animals and go for a bushwalk.

1  Thank Stefan P
Reviewed January 15, 2016

Did their first official Web site, and visited there to take pics and get a feel for the place. Founder has since passed away, but now run by his daughter and her husband. Their commitment to conservation and taking care of injured animals is admirable...More

1  Thank HermanusR
Reviewed November 23, 2015

To visit 1 or 2 days it is ok but not longer. In the last time to many visitors stay there. The Animals looks to fat and bored. It is more a sanctuary then a place for helping Animals to go back to the Wildlife....More

1  Thank Joana M
Reviewed September 6, 2015

We had two lodges for one night. The accommodation was excellent, the bar staff so friendly and the tour guide for our morning feeding trip was brilliant. Only a few little hiccups over administration and empty coffee pots at breakfast prevent it being a five...More

2  Thank Lemonyrose
Reviewed June 30, 2015

I worked as a volunteer for 4 weeks in 2013 and 3 weeks in 2014. Recommend to go there by yourself, not with friends (make the desicions for yourself). Positive: the posibility to play, chill, feed and sleep with wild animals! Amazing life-changing experiences you'll...More

4  Thank supermariaur
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Wong K
June 27, 2017|
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Response from Draganna | Reviewed this property |
Hi, search for their website harnas org. All the details are on their website for guests and volunteers.