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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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Awesome trip!

I recently went to Harnas and thought it was great! I agree with Caitlin below - you definitely need to go for more than two weeks'. The first few days you learn all about food... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 June 2013
Kaz_YM13
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014

I was a volunteer at Harnas Wildlife Foundation. The time I spend at Harnas is the best of my life. Everything at this place is magical. People going there, including my self often come form a world where the most important thing is what you look like, what job you have, how much money you earn... At Harnas the animals... More 

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3 Thank Tonje S
Sydney, Australia
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2013

I recently went to Harnas and thought it was great! I agree with Caitlin below - you definitely need to go for more than two weeks'. The first few days you learn all about food prep for your animals and that takes a huge chunk out of your trip as there are so many different activities you can do. Be... More 

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3 Thank Kaz_YM13
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2013

My partner and I went here after a recommendation from an ex safari guide yeeaars ago! I finally made it to Harnas and after 2 weeks there, every 2 seconds my brain returns to thinking about it and ways to return there. Firstly STAY LONGER THAN 2 WEEKS! It may sound like a lot on paper but with all the... More 

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4 Thank Caitlin F
Bilbao, Spain
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78 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2012

I spent a night at Harnas during my trip to Namibia and Botswana this summer. It was my last night in the country, and I booked this place thinking that here I could see those animals I probably wouldn't see free; for example, leopards. That much I can say I did, as I saw all those beautiful wild cats all... More 

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12 Thank Polinesya
Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2012

I volunteered at Harnas, Namibia, for 6 weeks in February and March 2012 and it was some of the best weeks of my life! You get to interact with a wide specter of animals, from leopards to meerkats and dogs and you get to do all kinds of activities. I fell in love with the place the moment I got... More 

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2 Thank Kjersti T
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

I volunteered at Harnas for four weeks last summer. I had an amazing time and met some of the most amazing people too. It was a truly incredible experience to see animals so close and the work that they do at Harnas is really brilliant. Harnas gives injured and orphaned animals another chance at life so whilst some of them... More 

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3 Thank Slatz17
Outaouais Aussie
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2011

Wow, what can I say: This is my fifth trip to Namibia and definitely a newly discovered gem. Visitors can expect an unmoderated, experience where one is free to interact with many animals and also to encounter knowledgable guides such as 'Tomasz' who did an excellent safari tour for feeding lions, cheetahs, baboons etc. You get to drive in to... More 

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6 Thank lamarmotte71
Worcestershire
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2009

I spent four weeks at Harnas during July and August 2009 as a volunteer and had the best experiences that you could wish for. Spending days playing with, walking and caring for cheetahs and lion cubs amongst numerous other species is something that I know I will never forget. The bond and attachment that you create with these animals is... More 

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7 Thank Harriers88
Windhoek
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2008

We just returned today from an overnight stay at Harnas. Harnas had been highly recommended by several friends, whose kids all loved petting the baby lions, seeing the wild dogs, cheetahs, leopards and other cats as well as the resident tortoises and giraffe. Our kids loved experiencing these things too. Then why the mediocre rating? We "grownups" were disturbed to... More 

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38 Thank Ice_Tres
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2007

I spent September 2006 as an animal care trainee on Harnas and would recommend it to anyone toying with the idea of going. To be responsible for looking after and playing with lion and cheetah cubs and having a baboon stay overnight in your cabin is something I will never, ever forget. I learnt a lot about myself too and... More 

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