Kanaan Desert Retreat

Kanaan Desert Retreat

Please note: Our review of this property has not yet been added. Watch this space. We're working on it.

As a tailor-made tour operator, we often have to get creative when designing your perfect itinerary.

For example, your travel consultant might add this property to your itinerary if:

Location is a significant factor
It offers a unique feature that will enhance your experience
This is a last-minute booking and room availability is limited
Cost is a factor and you'd rather splash out on another part of your trip
This is a newly opened or refurbished property that we have not inspected yet

When designing your custom itinerary we have much to consider not least of which is the value proposition of every product and service included in your quote. In all cases we strive to give you the best experience possible within your budget so please feel free to ask your travel consultant to share their reasons for including this property in your itinerary.

South of the NamibRand Reserve, with the Tiras Mountains to the east and the dunes to the west, ahead an endless desert dotted with whisps of grass and quiver trees, the setting is an instant prize-winning photograph.

Quiet and isolated, you’re more likely to see a greater number of kudu, springbok and oryx than people, which speaks multitudes since the Namib Desert is not exactly Namibia’s number one safari destination (we’ve got Etosha for that). It’s all about the landscape and Kanaan Desert Retreat gets a winning vote from us on that front.

Despite being in the desert, you might even catch a glimpse of caracal, hyena, bat-eared fox or jackal and if you’ve ever come across a picture of a cheetah on a dune, it’s likely been taken here. Kanaan Desert Retreat is part of the Naankuse Collection and their Carnivore Ecology Research Program. Cheetahs are introduced to the 33,000 ha reserve for rehabilitation and release. Kanaan is the ideal location for research on human-wildlife conflict mitigation, a large part of their volunteer program and for you - the perfect place to learn about it and find yourself lost in nature to comprehend it all.

With only eight tented chalets in the extreme middle of nowhere, it's just you and that incredible view. Stark, simple and well-adapted to their environment, nothing stands out here, except of course the experience, which is hard to beat.

For hikers, photographers and lovers of nature, Kanaan Desert Retreat is not to be missed. If you’ve ever pictured yourself in a quiet place to contemplate the meaning of life, this may well be it.

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Sunrise and sunset drives; scenic dune drive; cheetah feeding tour; hiking and walking; specialised filming and photographic tours.

Here it is really all about the desert landscape and adapted wildlife with a focus on conservation and protection of this pristine environment. No matter the activity, it’s a place that will steal your heart and make you fall in love with nature all over again.


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What a sensational week we had with Augie, seeing glorious Namibia!!  It was beyond our expectations and everyone at home is oooing and awwing over our photos.

Apr 24

"Breathtaking landscapes and unique cultural experiences"

We wouldn't hesitate to recommend your services to anyone seeking a truly exceptional travel experience in Namibia.

Apr 24

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We felt that the trip kept getting better every day

Feb 24

"The trip of our lives!"

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Feb 24
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