Bordering 30 kilometers of the Namib-Naukluft Park,
Kanaan is a 33,000 Ha nature reserve of vast and open expanses
Cheetah at Kanaan
The unique location of Kanaan offers three major desert landscapes and ecosystems in one area: mountains, open grasslands, and sand dunes. Current projects at Kanaan aim to rehabilitate the land, environment, and ecosystems for uninhibited movements of the local fauna, including springbok, oryx, ostrich, kudu, bat-eared foxes and many other desert adapted animals. The removal of internal fences and closure of unused roads within Kanaan allows the land to show its beautiful and unimpacted state.

Home to desert adapted large carnivores such as hyena, cheetah, and leopard; Kanaan is the ideal location for our human-wildlife conflict mitigation research work. Focusing on these large carnivores, our aim is to find a balance between the needs of Namibia’s human inhabitants and its spectacular wildlife. However, it is not just the large animals who are the focus of Kanaan’s conservation efforts, but also the small fauna as well. The red dunes along Kanaan’s western border offer a stunning glimpse into the small reptile and insect world that dominates this unique environment; from the tok-tokkie beetles and the cartwheeling spider to the horned adder. The dunes at Kanaan are also home to the unique dune lark Calendulauda erythrochlamys, Namibia’s only endemic bird.
Kanaan N/a’an ku sê Desert Retreat: Conservation
Kanaan N/a’an ku sê Desert Retreat: Conservation
Kanaan N/a’an ku sê Desert Retreat: Conservation