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N/a'an ku se Lodge and Wildlife Sanctuary

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lodge: amazing accommodation and restaurant, worth a stop, book in advance. Sanctuary: I spent many weeks here as a volunteer. Overall it's an amazing opportunity and experience and the staff are passionate and dedicated. This season, in MY opinion, they have been very greedy and the number of volunteers is excessive and made the experience at times feel like a... More 

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NaankuseMarketing, Public Relations Manager at N/a'an ku se Lodge and Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your detailed review and constructive insight. We enjoy hearing different perspectives, especially in the complex world of conservation. The more opinions we hear, the better, as a concrete method of conservation unfortunately just doesn't exist. Of course we have based our conservation strategies on years of experience - but that does not by any means... More 

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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to stay at this lodge because we were keen to see the San people who are camped nearby. We did the lodge's Ancient Skills tour in the afternoon and went again in the evening to sit around the campfire with the San family there. Our guide had some San blood in him and could translate our questions and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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51 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Naankuse is a truly special place. It is a massive wildlife sanctuary located about 50 km east of Windhoek, about a 30 minute drive from the international airport. The property features a lodge, six free standing cabins adjacent to the lodge, and a number of very large multi bedroom, private villas sprinkled throughout the reserve. Meals are taken at a... More 

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Flagstaff, AZ
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Marlice Van Vuuren, the founder and inspiration for the Na'ankuse operation is a beautiful and inspirling figure. Staying at the lodge could just be a lark, a few days of hanging out with wild animals or it could be an opportunity to examine the ethical issues of the interactions between wild animals and people. That's what it was for us.... More 

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Windhoek, Namibia
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33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only drove out from Windhoek for a weekdays lunch. Service was very friendly (although we were asked by all waiters on side about what we like to order - seems there is no allocation of tables to specific waiters). Meals were great and very tasty as was the dessert. Only small downside: no starters. Definitely a good place to... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a long trip we arrived in Windhoek! This lodge is near the airport! And to start with wildlife connection it is great! People willing to help, good food, great accomodations! It would habe been great for a different honey moon!! The hut is perfect!!! Namibia is great!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from 2 days at this Location. It clearly exceeded expectations in all categories. The staff was always helpful and made it possible to enjoy our stay to the max. Food ? Just fantastic. Waiters? Just so friendly and nice. Guides? We did a few activities and our guides Jan and Salomon did everything to make all of them... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We visited this place for a family gathering and stayed a few nights, and I have to say I was a bit disappointed. I found the atmosphere a bit cold and just could not get warm with it. The interior was very creatively done, but a bit run down. I found for the room prices some maintenance needs to be... More 

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NaankuseMarketing, Public Relations Manager at N/a'an ku se Lodge and Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

At the N/a’an ku sê Lodge and Wildlife Sanctuary our main aims are to keep the wild in the wild and, where possible, to return the wild to the wild. Tragically, in some instances it is just not possible for an animal to be returned to the freedom that it came from. This is so often the case with the... More 

Memphis, TN USA
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I spent a few hours one morning on the predator feeding tour. I did not stay at this lodge. I don't know what I was expecting, but I was vaguely disappointed. My guide, Salomon, was very passionate and informative. We saw 5 species of animals--cheetah, dogs, lynx, lions, leopard, and the baboons, who have been raised to be vegetarian. I... More 

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NaankuseMarketing, Public Relations Manager at N/a'an ku se Lodge and Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

At the N/a’an ku sê Lodge and Wildlife Sanctuary our main aims are to keep the wild in the wild and, where possible, to return the wild to the wild. Tragically, in some instances it is just not possible for an animal to be returned to the freedom that it came from. This is so often the case with the... More 

Windhoek
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

If you love interacting with wildlife this is the place for you. The arranged activities are all great- and with your money going towards the further conservation of wildlife, it is money well spent! The chalet we stayed in was huge! 4 living spaces and 2 bedrooms- and a view onto open veld with a water hole and wildlife. What... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The N/a’an ku se Lodge & Wildlife Sanctuary is near the Airport and central Windhoek, on a 3.200 hectare big reserve. We offer Carnivore Feeding Tours, Bushman stories and stargazing dinners, Cheetah experiences and a “Behind the Scenes with Marlice” tour. Choose to stay in one of our six individual chalets or one of our eight exclusive holiday homes. We offer a dining area with award-winning cuisine, stunning views, bar and swimming pool. A delightful blend of rich ethnicity and modern luxury. The N/a’an ku se Lodge is the only Charity Lodge in Namibia, all profits from our lodge are returned back to our charitable projects. N/a’an ku se supports the local San community and activities are led by the local San. Volunteers looking to help with conservation can join the Volunteer Program offered on the N/a’an ku se Wildlife Sanctuary. The program offers volunteers the rare and exciting opportunity to work closely with and actively participate in the conservation of African wildlife. Volunteers can stay from 2 weeks to 3 months and will have the unique experience to care for our wildlife including a number of lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, caracals and baboons and many more, kept at the Sanctuary because they can unfortunately not be released into the wild again. Both experiences will leave you with great memories of Namibia while aiding in our conservation efforts which better the lives of the local San Bushmen and our animals. The N/a’an ku se Lodge & Wildlife Sanctuary is the ideal place to stay at the beginning or the end of your journey through Namibia. ... more   less 

Additional Information about N/a'an ku se Lodge and Wildlife Sanctuary

Address: Farm Frauenstein 277, Windhoek, Namibia
Location: Namibia > Khomas Region > Windhoek
Price Range: $229 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — N/a'an ku se Lodge and Wildlife Sanctuary 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Naankuse Lodge And Wildlife Sanctuary Hotel Windhoek
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