I went to Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary to Volunteer for 2 weeks.
I absolutely LOVED IT! But during my stay I wanted to have a nice weekend away, so I booked 2 nights in the Lodge. For a Volunteer it was very cheap for what I recieved.
It was absolute heaven!
Myself and another Volunteer was the only people there,
So we arrived, being offered a drink which we accepted as it was SO HOT!
Then we sat down in the lovely lounge area to relax.
We then later went to our room which was BEATUFIUL! The bath was AMAZING!!
Then we went down for a swim in the pool, it was such a beautiful area to swim, also got to see plenty of Dassies running around, which I definately had wanted to!
We also had a waiter who kept coming to ask us for more drinks, the service was amazing!
That night our food was DELICIOUS!!!! I can not begin to explain how amazingly delicious it was:)
Definately 5 stars for the food!
Since we were also on our own, we had the lovely waitress Marlice, who told us many stories of her adventures in Africa and living there. It was lovely!
The next day eventhough we had been volunteering and seen all the animals, we paid the extra to go on a cheetah walk and animal feed.
We walked Kiki the beautiful cheetah, I would highly recommend the cheetah walk, they take the cheetah to such a beautiful location that no matter what photos you take they look professional!!
We then went on the carnivore feed, which was much better than volunteering as we got to feed Clarence the lion, who JUMPED for his food!! Trully amazing!
I cant recommend this company enough!
5 stars for absolutely EVERYTHING!!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Naankuse Lodge And Wildlife Sanctuary Hotel Windhoek