We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
N/a'an ku se Lodge and Wildlife Sanctuary
If you like this hotel, you might also be interested in
US$208
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Jordani B&B Windhoek(Windhoek)(Great Value!)
US$94
US$81
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
US$160
US$151
Agoda.com
View Deal
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
US$125
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Hotel Pension Uhland(Windhoek)(Great Value!)
US$56
US$48
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Hotel Thule(Windhoek)
US$171
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
US$321
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Arebbusch Travel Lodge(Windhoek)(Great Value!)
US$105
US$100
Hotels.com
View Deal
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
US$105
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Hilton Windhoek(Windhoek)
US$260
Elvoline
View Deal
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Reviews (333)
Filter reviews
333 results
Traveller rating
245
52
23
7
6
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
245
52
23
7
6
Show reviews that mention
All reviewscarnivore feedingcheetah walkwild dogsbehind the scenesfeeding toursan bushmencarnivore tourorphaned animalscheetah experiencemedical clinicfudgebig catswindhoek airportmain buildinggravel roadspent two nightsstayed longer
FilterAll languages
Updating list...
159 - 164 of 333 reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2013

because it’s convenient for the airport, most people stay here only one night (like us). that's a mistake. this place is worth at ;eats two nights. both the walk with the bushman (they are the real deal, no Disneyland here) and the morning carnivore tour are very special. you will never get that close to a hungry lion and live. because we have a small child, they also gave us time with the baboons and the warthogs.
the rooms are great (but a bit open space). we loved it.

Room Tip: if you have children, ask if they can see the baboons and warthogs.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank mukson
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 September 2013

I didn't stay at the lodge, I was a volunteer at the Sanctuary. The sanctuary accepts all kinds of wild life that has been abandoned, confiscated, relocated, or orphaned. If possible the animals are released in a suitable location, but those that need to have a home for life. The volunteers are essential for the funding and upkeep of the sanctuary. I enjoyed walking with various animals, especially baby warthogs and a caracal. The volunteers are also involved in research activities and these are fascinating. Accommodation and food was good, interaction with a range of animal life was important to me. I met wonderful people of all ages, and feel I have made lifelong friends from many countries.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
5  Thank CarolTimbrell
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 September 2013

We stayed for two nights at the end of our family trip to Namibia. Rhona, the Lodge Manager, went the extra mile in setting up activities, accomodating our kids, and deserves a special shout-out.. Spending time with the cheetahs and watching our four and five-year olds feed the baby baboons were certainly the highlights. The food is also sensational, still not sure how they managed to come up with such diversity and quality in such an arid climate. I've been to over 60 countries and Naankuse truly is a unique, special place.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank rtwtripper1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Outside magazine had mentioned N/a'ankuse in an article, so I went to the N/a'ankuse website to learn more, and I was so impressed with the work they are doing that I added a 2 night stay there to my August trip to Namibia. All proceeds go back to the charitable causes that the foundation supports. Marlice and Rudie van Vuuren first started a medical clinic to provide free medical care to the San Bushman. A wildlife sanctuary for orphaned and injured animals was then established, as well as a school for the children of the San Bushman. There are many activities to choose from, such as walking with a cheetah or caracal, carnivore feeding tour, spending an afternoon with the San Bushman.

I was privileged to meet Marlice van Vuuren during the "Behind the Scenes tour", and the work she is doing is amazing. Farmers in Namibia often trap carnivores such as cheetah, leopard who are preying on their livestock. They may end up shooting them and then finding orphaned babies. They will then call Marlice van Vuuren, and she will dispatch a team to rescue them. When I was there, she was on the phone with a farmer who was threatening to shoot a leopard he had caught unless someone came to pick the leopard up. She does this with no compensation from the farmers (the leopard was picked up and released). There are also researchers and volunteers who are also trying to help farmers coexist with the predators by going out to the farms and helping to build bomas to protect their livestock. The goal at N/a'ankuse is to release the animals back into the wild, but this might not always be possible. I was able to see and interact with three cheetah siblings that she raised after their mother had been killed, meerkat, mongoose, baboons, caracals. There was also a pack of the endangered African wild dogs which they hope to release back into the wild someday. They have also released cheetah back into the Namib desert.

I also visited the Clever Cubs school which provides free schooling, meals, and transportation to and from their village. So great to see happy children with a promising future.

The chalets were roomy and comfortable and I really appreciated the heated bed and heater in the room, since the nights during winter are quite cold. Meals were delicious and if the restaurant was in my neighborhood, I would be dining there regularly. Quiet and serene, it was the perfect end to a fantastic trip to Namibia.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank epicuriousinla
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 August 2013

What a wonderful place this is. Food and service was 5 star. A quiet, private lodge with great views and chances to see the wildlife up close.I thoroughly enjoyed the feeding tour and taking the tame cheetah for a walk. It was also great just to be able to go for a long walk with the camera and see what I could find. A great environment.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank lizzie88
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews