Naankuse is Namibia's first charity lodge

Naankuse Lodge

Located only 30-minutes from Hosea Kutako International Airport, the award-winning Naankuse Lodge offers stunning accommodation amidst a 3,200-hectare nature reserve. Our lodge is a not-for-profit eco-tourism establishment, where all profits are plowed back into supporting our charitable projects under the Naankuse Foundation.




Our lodge accommodation includes six lavish chalets. These chalets boast large twin beds, air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms and have their own private veranda with views overlooking the beautiful bushveld.


Located near to the main lodge, each villa has its own plot, luxury fitted kitchen, and lounge area. Guests can enjoy freshly cooked meals and other facilities at our lodge, including our swimming pool and bar. You can also choose for the lodge to deliver dinner straight to your villa or you can cater for yourself and your family.



Discover the Roots of N/a'an ku sê

Embark on an incredible drive where you may encounter our
esteemed baboons, caracals, lions, cheetahs, African wild
dogs, and leopards. Witness their feeding sessions led by our
knowledgeable guides and be captivated by their tales.

Behind the Scenes at N/a'an ku sê

Follow in co-founder Marlice’s footsteps and get an intimate view of the workings of a wildlife reserve and sanctuary.

Cheetah Experience

Enjoy time with our habituated big cats, in the hands of an experienced and knowledgeable guide. Simply not to be missed!

Caracal Experience 

On this excursion you will get to see how these magnificent animals behave in the wild, stalking birds and small mammals as they regain.

Meerkat Experience

Take the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enter N/a’an ku sê’s very own “Meerkat Manor”, and spend a magical two hours witnessing the delightful antics of the bushveldt’s most beloved residents.

Sunset Horse Riding

A two-hour horse ride through the bush will give intermediate and advanced riders the unique chance to observe our wild game closer than ever.

Wilderness Drive

Hop onto a game viewer and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Namibian bushveld. Your experienced guide will point out the big, the small and everything in between. 

Sunrise / Sunset Wilderness Drive

Our experienced guides will take you with our well-equipped open game drive vehicles around the pristine 9,000-hectare reserve, showcasing some of the most incredible wildlife in Africa!

Guided Nature Walk

Experience the untouched beauty of Namibia's Bushveld on our Guided Nature Walk. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and scents of this extraordinary landscape as our knowledgeable guides lead you through its wonders. 

K9 Experience

Embark on an unforgettable adventure as you delve into the world of K9 dog training at our remarkable K9 Training Centre. Experience the thrill of working alongside our skilled trainers and their four-legged companions.

Rhino Tracking

Get on your walking shoes, grab your binoculars, and spend an afternoon with a ranger and tracker in search of rhinos.

Elephant Tracking

Want to see the majestic elephants roaming playfully in their natural habitat? Go on an amazing elephant safari and enjoy the wildlife.

Carnivore Tracking

Whether they are hidden in the bush waiting for a prey or comfortably basking in the sun, leopards are extraordinary wild animals. You will have the opportunity to track these majestic felines on the Zannier Reserve by N/a’ankusê.

Safari Walk

Allow yourself to immerse in the captivating world of African wildlife by tracking down majestic creatures such as lions and elephants on foot for approximately 8km.

Private Tours

Discover nature's hidden treasures on our exclusive private tours. Our expert guides will accompany you on a personalized journey through stunning landscapes and wildlife encounters, where you can witness firsthand the awe-inspiring presence of majestic creatures like rhinos, powerful carnivores, and a diverse array of other fascinating animals.

Further information and rates can be found here.



"Where there is love there is life." - Mahatma Gandhi

And these words ring true, not only for the N/a’an ku sê philosophy, but also for your bush-perfect wedding.

The N/a’an ku sê chapel gazes over the tranquillity of the reserve, encompassing authentic African flair with a touch of romance. N/a’an ku sê Lodge, a rose petal’s throw away, is the ideal venue for the wedding function of your bushveld dreams – focus on your fairytale… leave the fuss to us.

We comfortably cater for 90 guests, 70 if you opt to tap your dancing shoes inside the venue. But what could be better than dancing underneath the Namibian night skies? We can arrange an outside dance floor instead, so you can up your guest list and make the most of the stars.

Décor? No problem. Tell us your heart’s desires and we’ll do the rest. Your wish is our command.

Catering? We’ll titillate your taste buds with a festive feast to satisfy even the fussiest foodies. And we cater for any occasion – beautiful breakfasts, perfect picnics, decadent sit-down dinners, creative cocktails and canapés, and finger-lickingly good BBQ’s.

Dare we say drinks? Oh yes! Our fully licensed bar will keep your thirst at bay, and you can set the limit (or none, if most of your guests are teetotallers).

Professional staff are also at our fingertips, ensuring that your waitering needs are perfectly met. Like we said… your wish is their command.

And when the last dance has ended, the bridal couple gets a free night’s accommodation in a sumptuous lodge room. And we’ll gladly host your guests too. We have six lodge rooms and 14 luxurious villas just perfect for much-needed rest at the end of the night’s revelries.

We would love to hear from you and wave our magic wand in putting together your dream wedding or fabulous function. Simply email lodge [at] naankuse [dot] com and we’ll send you the full details (and also tips on which local photographers, videographers, wedding cake artists, DJ’s and bands will add that extra sparkle).

N/a’an ku sê weddings and functions - your wish is our command.


Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us for any questions, queries or bookings. We promise to respond as quickly as possible.
Phone :
+264 81 677 1345

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Naankuse Lodge

From Windhoek, travel east on the Airport Road toward the Hosea Kutako International Airport. After about 24km turn left just after the police roadblock onto the M 53 Road. Travel another 27km to the Naankuse Reserve entrance on your left. From the entrance to the main lodge it's another 8km.

Latitude: 22° 21′ 51.82″ S
Longitude: 17° 22’45.07″ E