Nyae Nyae Conservancy

Meaning 'place without mountains, but rocky'

Quick facts

February 1998
8,992 km2
Approximate population:
Geographical features:

Mix of broad-leafed and acacia woodlands around a series of large pans that fill after good rains. The Aha Hills in the east are prominent in the flat landscape.

Particular features:

The culture of the San people, the Nyae Nyae Pans and other pans, Dorsland Trek Baobabs.

Major wildlife resources:

Lion, reedbuck, buffalo, elephant, leopard, roan, cheetah, wild dog, hartebeest, kudu, duiker, warthog, steenbok, gemsbok, springbok, blue wildebeest, eland, giraffe.


Joint-venture tourism agreements with Nyae Nyae Fly-In Camp and Nyae Nyae SafariCamps; Nyae Nyae Campsites (community campsites); craft centre and various crafts; trophy hunting; devil's claw harvesting.


Conservancy Board of six women and 13 men; management Committee of six members; staff of ten Community Rangers, a CBNRM Field Officer, a Project Manager, a Public Relations Manager, four members of the water team, four Junior Teachers, a Pre-School Teacher and an Education Coordinator; wildlife monitoring using annual full moon count and Event Book monitoring system.

Nyae Nyae Conservancy, P.O. Box 45, Grootfontein; Tel: 067-244011

Chairperson: Xoalla Aide 0814665835
Manager: Charlie. C. Ngeisji (Assistant) 0818124749, charlie.ngeisji@gmail.com

More info

Game Count Poster
Nyae Nyae Conservancy Full Moon Waterhole Counts 2017 (2017)
Nyae Nyae and N#a-Jaqna Full moon Waterhole Counts 2016 (2016)
Nyae Nyae and N#a-Jaqna full moon waterhole counts 2015 (2015)
NR and Governance Posters
2016 Nyae Nyae Audit Report.pdf (2016)
2015 Nyae Nyae Audit Report.pdf (2015)
2014 Nyae Nyae Audit Report.pdf (2014)
Conservancy Profile Data
Conservancies Annual audit overview statistics 1999-2016 (2016 - Overview statistics for 1999 to 2016 giving information per conservancy on problem animals, poaching, predator sightings, introductions, performance scores, mortalities, rainfall, vegetation, fishing activity and catches etc as presented in the NR audit report posters. )
Conservancy Profile Brochure
English (2012)
Conservancy Profile Poster
English (2012)
Translated (2012)
Nyae Nyae Fact Sheet (2009)
Nyae Nyae fact sheet (2008 - One page document summarising aspects of Nyae Nyae conservancy)
Conservancy Profile Map
Gazette Nyae_Nyae.pdf (1998)