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Harnas Wildlife Foundation

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Address: Gobabis, Namibia
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+264 61 235 511
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Wildlife sanctuary offering eco-tourism.

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Wildlife conservation as it should be done!

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... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2016
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Randburg, South Africa
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Kristiansand, Norway
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25 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 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

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Windhoek, Namibia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 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 will tell you about the "lifeline", which is Harnas' release program, but sadly you will... More 

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 5 February 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 an Elan which I expected to run off, but to my surprise it came up... More 

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Thank Draganna
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Reviewed 30 December 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 get the first large bag of fire wood for free. The best of camping here... More 

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Windhoek, Namibia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

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

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Thank Carola R
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Reviewed 6 May 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.

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Randburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 15 January 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 beyond words. Great place to stay as a visitor, and they accept foreign students on... More 

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1 Thank HermanusR
Deutschland
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Reviewed 23 November 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. In further times Harnas was a place to help and to return the Animals back... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 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 star experience. The tame lone kudu and bat eared fox in the garden, and the... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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Reviewed 30 June 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 never get somewhere else. Negative: the animals get used to be with humans. That means... More 

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