Na’an ku se Lodge
Na’an ku se Lodge is Namibia’s first “charity” lodge, which combines conservation, responsible tourism and luxury accommodation. N/a’an ku sê means “God will protect us” in the San Bushman language, and their first love is the San people of Namibia. They employ San people from across Namibia to tend to guests which in turn adds to their socio-economic growth. Guests also have the opportunity to learn about the San culture.
The lodge is located only thirty minutes from Hosea Kutako International Airport along the Khomas Hochland (a part of the interior plateau of central Namibia) and amongst camelthorn trees and riverbeds. Accommodation includes six lavish en-suite chalets, each comprising of a delightful blend of local ethnicity and modern extravagance. Ranging from a 2 room unit to large 6-room units, there are various stand-alone villas. Each private villa has its own kitchen, lounge area and veranda with stunning views across the bushveld.
Why we like it here
Na’an ku se Lodge is the brainchild of world-renowned conservationists, Rudie and Marlice van Vuuren, and is thus a well-built ecotourism haven. The lodge itself is crafted from ecologically clean material including solid logs and recycled glass.
The Lodge is situated in the Na’an ku se reserve that hosts a number of wild animals, some of which have been rehabilitated or rescued from conflict scenarios. Guests can experience wildlife through activities such as a full carnivore feeding tour, a baboon walk or going on a wilderness safari on horseback.
Together with a partner hotel, the Lodge offers a unique “spafari” experience where overnight guests get treated to a spa experience before embarking on a magical sunrise / sunset drive at the Zannier Reserve.
The epitome of ecotourism, the lodge teaches guests about human-wildlife conflict and habitat preservation so that every guest becomes a conservation expert!
Things to be aware of
Na’an ku se has a strong ethos regarding human interaction with wildlife so “selfies” with wildlife are not allowed on any of the activities. Guests may however take photos of the animals themselves.
The roads to and on the Na’an ku se Reserve are not tarred and the gravel gets bumpy after the rainy season.