• Namibian Desert Life

Namibian Desert Life

On the edge of the Namib desert and only 80km from the world famous Sossusvlei, Neuras is a 14,400ha nature reserve which sports a wide variety of free roaming mountain zebra, kudu, springbok, ostrich, warthog, jackal and many other exotic animals. Despite some of the harshest conditions in the world, Namibian desert life is well-adapted to the extremes of life and shows us the true resilience of the stunning flora and fauna found here at Neuras Estate.
Sossusvlei NamibRand Nature Reserve Naukluft Mountains
Bordering the Naukluft Mountains our expansive property is a focus of ecosystem restoration and wildlife management. Ancient canyons, fascinating geological formations and five natural fountains make this release site an unbelievable oasis in the middle of the Namib Desert.

We’re also very close to other conservation areas such as NamibRand Nature Reserve, Neuhoff Reserve, Wilderness Safari's Kulala Reserve and the Namib Naukluft Park. Thanks to the low population density and high volume of ecotourism, we experience very little human-wildlife conflict, and we envision further introducing species to the area that were historically present.
In addition to our many types of antelope and carnivores here, more than 215 bird species occur on Neuras and thrive in Namibian desert life. Some of them are very rare, including the Plum coloured starling (Cinnyricinclus leucogaster), Paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone viridis), Squacco heron (Ardeola ralloides), Goliath heron (Ardea goliath) and Red bishop (Euplectes orix).
Neuras Cheetah Southern red bishop (Euplectes orix) © Oliver Halsey - Trithemis Kirbyi
Bugs are also including in the wide ecosystem we support at Neuras estate, including but not limited to many species of Dragon Fly.

To help ensure the health of our Namibian desert life local to Neuras, we undertake daily monitoring of released carnivore and wildlife in the area through radio-telemetry, camera trapping, spoor counts and direct observations. A dedicated team works in close relationship with two other Naankuse teams, one based in the south of the NamibRand Nature Reserve and another near Solitaire at the Namib Carnivore Conservation Centre (a joint initiative by N/a'an ku se and Solitaire Guest Farm).

We believe that in the future Neuras can become part of a bigger conservation area, which will benefit the free movement of wildlife and help restore the ecosystem. Visit our sponsor a hectare page to help fund conservation of Namibian desert life at Neuras.

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