Activities at Naankuse Sanctuary

Your stay at Naankuse Lodge in Namibia offers you an interactive experience with wildlife, from carnivore feeding tours and cheetah walks, as well as cultural interactions with the locals.

Behind the Scenes Tours of the Naankuse Sanctuary

Enjoy breakfast with the founder of the Naankuse Foundation, Marlice Van Vuuren, before you are escorted on a caracal walk. Learn more about the research and volunteer programme as you visit the animal food preparation area.

Encounter the protected animals during a play session with the baby baboons, meet the three-legged cheetah and the other three tame cheetahs, and observe the wild dogs and lions.

Carnivore Feeding Tour

Meet the carnivores of Naankuse during an informative feeding tour of the cats - lions, leopards, caracals and cheetahs – and even some wild dogs and baboons. Qualified guides will feed the animals as you watch and afterwards, exciting close-up photo opportunities are available.

Cheetah Walk

Kiki, the sanctuary’s cheetah, embarks on a guided walk through the reserve at 08:00 each morning. Join in on the experience and spot small antelope and white-back vultures along the way.

Caracal Walk

Experience the wild instincts of the sanctuary's tame caracals as they stalk birds and small mammals in their natural environment. The morning walk will allow you to experience the tranquility of the veldt.

Guided Nature Walk

Navigate through the Naankuse Sanctuary on a 5km guided nature walk. Bird lovers will be in paradise as possible sightings of lilac breasted rollers, kori bustards and African hoopoe become visible. The walk that takes place in the late afternoon might also introduce you to the free-roaming warthogs, antelope and black-bearded jackals of the reserve.

Ancient San Skills Academy

This is an opportunity to learn about the culture of the San through interactive activities, such as fire making, making bows and arrows, and tracking wildlife in the traditional way.

Bushman Stories Under the Stars

Get comfortable around an evening bushfire as your local guide shares his stories about the stars and the universe with you. Share in their unique culture as you enjoy a private show of traditional San dancing and singing.

Special Events

Whether you intend on planning a corporate event or conference, or seek an unforgettable wedding, the venue at Naankuse is the ideal setting. The main dining area can accompany a total of 100 guests for a sit-down function, and 60 guests should you desire a dance floor. You’re welcome to plan your own function, or approach the lodge’s friendly staff should you require any help.


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