Welcome to Guest Farm Niedersachsen

Wenn es Krieg gibt, gehen wir in die Wüste

Wenn es Krieg gibt, gehen wir in die Wüste

The farm Niedersachsen, rich in tradition, is situated 160 km west of Windhoek below the Us Pass on the edge of the Namib Desert. The castle-like farmhouse sits on a hilltop and offers a breathtaking panoramic view over the wavy savannah landscape comprising 18,535 hectares of farmland, bordered by the distant mountain chains of the Khomas Highland to the east and the Gamsberg Mountain to the south.

Karakul sheep have been bred on the farm Niedersachsen since 1936, in good years up to 2000 animals. Beside the guest business and the sale of Karakul pelts, farming with Damara sheep for meat production is another source of income. For the farm household, Jersey cattle and chickens are kept (supplying eggs, milk, cream, cream cheese, butter and yoghurt). The farm Niedersachsen has been in the family for three generations.

Your hosts, Kristin, born in Leipzig (Germany), and Volker Ahlert, a Namibian of German origin, have taken over the hospitality business from the parents, Barbara and Klaus Ahlert, and are running it in the same personalized style. Barbara and Klaus have retired on the farm, ever ready to lend a helping hand. They too are happy to welcome old acquaintances to Niedersachsen.

 

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The Guest Farm Niedersachsen offers restful and also stimulating vacations in a breathtakingly beautiful natural environment, with farm excursions, hiking, game and bird watching, 4x4 tours through the Namib-Naukluft Park and to the Kuiseb Canyon, as well as spectacular Deep-Sky stargazing for professional astronomers from the farm’s own observatory.

In addition, we offer comfortable accommodation in individually furnished en-suite guestrooms and the best Namibian home-cooked fare with an emphasis on spicy game dishes, home-made dairy products, smoked meat, prickly-pear juice and jam.

It is our aim to familiarise our guests with the everyday farming routine. Despite all the travails and hard work, life on the farm depends largely on nature, particularly here on the edge of the Namib Desert.

Your hosts, Kristin and Volker, would be delighted to welcome you at Niedersachsen.

 

 

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