Private conservation areas in Namibia
Some of the large, sometimes several 10.000 hectare large farms, which are in private property since decades, have been dedicated to nature conservation and transformed into private conservation areas.
Gondwana Canyon Park
Private nature conservation area in the south of Namibia
In 1996 the private and scenic nature reserve ‘Gondwana Canyon Park’ was founded. Its landscape is dominated by plateaus which offer fascinating views over the widely spread and sparsely vegetated plains intercepted by granite hills and dolerite dikes. Quivertrees and euphorbias are wonderful photographic motives.
Harnas Wildlife Foundation
Wildlife reserve and sanctuary for wild animals in the Omaheke
Orphanage for animals – home for wild animals – rearing station for injured and problem animals – all these attributes concern the Harnas Wildlife Foundation. Harnas was founded by a private initiative more than thirty years ago and is a sustainalble nature reserve where certain animal species can be reintroduced to the wild.
NamibRand Nature Reserve
The largest private nature reserve in Africa
The NamibRand Nature Reserve developed from a vision. A German-Namibian business man from Windhoek, Mr J.A. Brückner started to purchase several sheep farms in the foothills of the Namib Desert in 1984. He had noticed that the land was completely out of its ecologic balance due to excessive pasture farming.