Experience the “Wilder Side of Life”

Otavi Wildlife Sanctuary is situated 10km before Parys off the Highway (R59). The home to the King of the Jungle, set on a picturesque 110 hectare game farm, housing 26 Lions and 13 other species of animals. The lodge is known and loved for its affordability, comfort and hospitality. The predators are the nucleus of the family on Otavi followed closely by the staff, and all welcome visitors with warmth.

Gates open at 11h00. Visitors can also have a delicious meal at our restaurant whilst listening to the roar of the lions. For those who are seeking a perfect breakaway we offer comfortable and stylish accommodation.

The sanctuary is also an ideal venue for weddings, conferences, group gatherings and special occasions like “Bosberaad” and more.



The animals that you are likely to see at Otavi Wildlife Sanctuary include some very recognizable animals. We can’t guarantee that you will see every single one of these animals during your stay at Otavi, if you’re looking for a specific animal, don’t hesitate to ask any of our friendly staff.

Wildlife Sanctuary:

  • White Lions
  • Lions
  • Springbuck
  • Blesbuck
  • Waterbuck
  • Black Wildebeest


  • Red Hartebeest
  • Eland
  • Zebras
  • Donkey
  • Ostriches

Petting Zoo:

  • Muscovy Ducks (Makoue)
  • Hare
  • Miniature Donkey
  • Pygmy Goat (Dwerg Bokkie)

What an amazing experience to be so close to the lions. Otavi is a wonderful place with clean beautiful, cozy rooms. The grounds are well looked after and most importantly, the lions are well cared for and you can see the passion these people have for what they do. Loved it so much will definitely be back again for another stay.”

~ Julie Phillips




Experience the “Wilder Side of Life” Otavi is home to the King of the Jungle. We have white/tawny lions, cheetahs, caracal, wilddogs, zebra, blesbuck, waterbuck, gemsbuck, wildebeest, springbuck, red hartebeest, giraffe, tame donkey and more. Otavi is the ideal venue for functions, ie, year-end, birthday parties, conferences, “bosberaad”  and more.