The South of Namibia is traditionally farming heartland and a blank canvas for conservation. The local farmers are giving up on farming and the conservation area is growing - it’s a very exciting time to be a part of pioneering conservation.
Renowned conservationist Ian Craig and leading mega-fauna vet Pete Morkel secured Oana Reserve for the sole purpose of conserving Namibia’s wildlife. Their vision is to ecologically restore the land which is prime habitat for Black Rhino, link up with neighbouring conservancies and one day turn the greater protected area into a National Park and a home for Namibia's endangered wildlife.
Oana's habitat is semi-arid mountainous desert in the Nama-Karoo biome encompassing 50km stretch of the Orange River. We are home to the most iconic species of flora and fauna; the Quiver tree, the African leopard, the Greater Kudu, Brown Hyena, Caracal, Oryx, Honey badger, Aardvark, Black footed cat, Namaqua Chameleon, Giant Kingfisher and the African Black Eagle.