News and Events

Here you will find the latest information about N/a’an ku sê. Remember that for further news you can join our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/naankuse.

 

For media and marketing enquiries concerning N/a’an ku sê, please contact us at marketingnaankuse.com.

 

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TV PROGRAMMES:

 

January 2015: Groen

 

December 2014 saw Dr. Rudie and Marlice van Vuuren of the N/a’an ku sê Foundation travelling throughout Namibia filming a 13-part television series for Kyknet’s “Groen”. Filming will be completed in March, with the series then airing from April until July.

 

This popular series will focus on the various conservation efforts undertaken in Namibia, and will be presented by Namibia’s well known conservationists, Dr. Rudie and Marlice van Vuuren, themselves. Filming takes place in both Afrikaans and English, and the English version will be made available to our very own NBC.

 

Not only will Namibian conservation efforts be brought to life on the screen, but the series will also emphasize the wonderful work accomplished by fascinating individuals – passionate individuals who have dedicated themselves to various unique conservation projects.

 

A truly Namibian production, the 13-part series will be filmed in its entirety in Namibia, and the start of filming in December saw Dr. Nad Brain of Wilderness Air piloting the film crew to the intriguing  conservation locations scattered throughout Namibia. The mysterious wild horses of the Namib at Klein Aus Vista and the sheer magnitude of the Fish River Canyon with Mannfred Goldbeck, Gondwana Collection’s Managing Director, divulging how this pristine reserve is being used to enhance conservation efforts, are just some of the Namibian conservation gems that will shine in the series. The San Bushmen and their ancient, natural conservation skills, will also be brought to life for viewers, with desert elephants, vultures and a host of other riveting wildlife content re-emphasizing Namibia’s standing in global conservation.

 

This will certainly prove to be a great marketing opportunity for Namibia and its unique people, with light being shed on the efforts of our country’s keen conservationists.

 

Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) are the main sponsor and made the series possible, with Gondwana Collection, Wilderness Air and Wilderness Safaris also providing vital support and assistance.

 

 

September 2012

  • In September of 2012 the N/a'an ku sê Foundation was honoured to win the prestigious Phoenix Award from the Society of American Travel Writers. for their on-going efforts.
  • Wild Animal Orphans is airing in the UK on Thursdays at 8pm, starting the 27th of September. Enjoy!

July 2012

  • Wild Animal Orphans will likely air in the UK in September, 2012. We will continue to update you on the progress. Stay tuned!
  • Wild Animal Orphans airs on 31 July 2012 in the following countries on Animal Planet:
    • Africa, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Middle East, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine. 

June 2012

  • Wild Animal Orphans premiers in Romania on 16 June 2012 on Animal Planet.

 

May 2012:

  • Wild Animal Orphans premiers in Canada on Oasis at 1pm (Eastern Time) repeated at 10pm (ET). Please check local listings for details. 

February 2012:

  •  Watch Marlice's life and work in "Groen" the popular environmental and wildlife programme, exclusive to kykNET, the most watched channel on DSTV. Sundays, 8pm.

 

January 2012:

  • "BBC World Olympic Dreams" filmed with our cheetahs Aiko, Kiki and Aisha as Namibian Olympic athlete Merlin Diamond was interviewed by British 4 times Olympic Gold medalist rower Sir Matthew Pinsent CBE.

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NEWS STORIES:

July 2014 Aviation News Journal Magazine - Rudie Van Vuuren on page 22

June 2014 Hundreds of Cases of Conflict Between Farmers and Predators Defused in Namibia 

June 2014 Wochenende Magazine - Florian Weise 

September 2013 - Neuras: Wine and Wildlife Estate hosts a successful Mountain Bike Race to benefit the African Wild Dogs.

August 2013 - Naankuse listed in LA Times top 8 tips for Cat Lovers.

June 2013 - Hilma Kapewasha, teacher at the Clever Cubs School, wins the Windhoek Lager Ambassador award and a N$10,000 grant for the Clever Cubs School. Solomon, our tour guide, placed within the top three of his category.

July 2013 - Naankuse projects listed in Bush Telegraph article.

May 2013 - We are honoured to have received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award for 2013. This prestigious award places us in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor. It is given to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travelers. Thank you for your wonderful reviews! 

March 2013 - The Barking Gecko Newsletter - Dawie and Alessandro from Neuras featured in Landscape conservation articles

12 February 2013 - Research should help protect endangered wild dogs

18 December 2012 - We partnered with Eukanuba Europe - for each dog food bag sold in Germany, they will donate 1 days' care to our African Wild Dogs.

20 November 2012 - Saving Cheetahs and Leopards in Namibia

19 November 2012 - Big cats versus livestock – simple solutions reduce conflicts on Namibian farms

28 September 2012 - N/a'an ku sê Foundation wins Phoenix Award from the Society of American Travel Writers

19 June 2012 - Secretive lives of leopards revealed through scientific monitoring in Namibia

1 June 2012 - Dabble: Namibia calls to the Safari dreamer with wide open spaces and the animals to fill them

28 May 2012 - Namibia: Radio Collars Enable Project to Track Cheetah Movements

25 April 2012 - In the Land of the Desert Cheetah II

15 April 2012 - In the Land of the Desert Cheetah

13 April 2012 - GLAM Chat: Marlice van Vuuren

4 April 2012 - Saving the cheetah with innovative technology

12 March 2012 - In Africa, Feed Your Soul (and a lion cub)

9 March 2012 - Leopard given GPS collar after capture on Namibian cattle ranch

9 March 2012 - Neuras N/a'an ku se Wine and Wildlife Estate

8 March 2012 - Namib Carnivore Conservation Centre

11 December 2011 - A new arrival at the Namib Conservation Centre

22 November 2011 - Cheetahs find new, permanent home

09 November 2011 - Cheetah released back into the wild

07 November 2011 - N/a'an ku se is featured in Matt Lauer's "Where in the world" in NBC's morning show!

18 October 2011 - Wild dog's days seem numbered

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PRESS RELEASES:

2 March 2012 - N/a'an ku se Foundation launches four new projects!

2 March 2012 - Wild Animal Orphans - 13 episodes of wildlife conservation from N/a'an ku se 

12 January 2012 - N/a’an ku sê celebrates 2011 achievements

01 December 2011 - N/a’an ku sê Clever Cubs School celebrates the graduation of two San Bushman students

 

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NEWS:

  • August 2012 - Our Volunteer Photo Competition gave us enough pictures to create a Photo Book through Krome Photos, which is on sale now: eBook and hard cover can be delivered straight to your door. Money from the purchases support our Foundation. Buy now!
  • In a prestigious and enjoyable evening N/a’an ku sê Foundation launched four new projects, N/a'an ku sê Lodge and Wildlife Sanctuary (including our new plan for rhino and wild dog tracking); Utopia Medi Spa and Boutique; Namib Carnivore Conservation Centre and Neuras Wine and Wildlife Estate. 
  • Our Lodge and Wildlife Sanctuary has a new activity on offer - Run with the Cheetah! You can see the fastest land mammal stretch their legs as part of their daily exercise routine. Only N$350 - book now!
  • For all the latest news from the Namib Conservation Centre, check out our exclusive blog, hosted by our resident carnivore biologists Matt and Kate: http://namibconservationcentre.blogspot.com/
  • Coming soon: Rhino and wild dog tracking experience! 

Tips for Visitors and Volunteers to the Foundation:

Watch this space for tips on your travels to N/a'an ku sê!

 

Weather:

It's hot out here! Make sure you bring sunblock, water bottles and a hat/sunglasses. The temperature dips at night so make sure to bring layers for the evenings, nights and mornings. Temperatures are ranging between 40F - 90F (4C - 32C).

 

Protection:

Make sure to bring sunblock! We want you to stay safe from the strong sun rays here. Even if you want a tan, make sure to bring enough sun block with an SPF of 30.

 

Consider bringing bug spray as well! Better comfortable than bitten, eh? Please note that you do not require antimalarial tablets at any of our volunteering sites. 

 

 

Money:

Please bring South African Rand in cash as it's not always easy to convert money at the airport. We recommend a minimum of 1,000 ZAR per week while you are visiting us. (Namibia accepts ZAR. ZAR is easier to convert than Namibian Dollars.)

 

Connectivity:

We do not offer WiFi for volunteers at the volunteer area. If you'd like to have access to the internet, please consider booking a night at the Lodge (where there is free WiFi) or add yourself to the Sunday town trip that occurs if there are 10 volunteers ready to go.