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Reviewed 31 July 2016

We enjoyed our stay here. The rooms are separate chalets, with an earth vibe, long stone bench supporting the sinks, wooden shower screen etc. I liked the sunken shower arrangement. The food was tasty, well prepared and nicely presented.The staff were very friendly and attentive. Location is great, less than an hour from the airport, easily accessed on good quality... More 

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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately we only spent one night here on our 3 week trip, it was our last night and a perfect way to end an amazing trip. Beautiful little lodges - the interiors are amazing! Restaurant was great and all staff lovely. We had pre-booked the Behind the Scenes tour in advance and it was well worth it, Marlice is lovely... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 July 2016 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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Reviewed 13 July 2016

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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Reviewed 3 July 2016

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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Reviewed 2 July 2016

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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Reviewed 1 July 2016

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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Reviewed 23 June 2016 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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Reviewed 22 June 2016 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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Reviewed 17 June 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 

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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 

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Address: Farm Frauenstein 277, Windhoek, Namibia
Region: Namibia > Khomas Region > Windhoek
Price Range: ₹ 1,375 - ₹ 18,126 (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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“the Must stay over-do feeding tour and walk with the baboons and cheetahs”
 of 5 bubbles gameranger, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
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“we did not stay in the hotel. it was a day trip”
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“All six chalets have the same floor plan so the only difference distinguishing them is walking distance to the dining hall/reception.”
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