Come to stargaze in NamibRand, a Dark Sky Reserve where you don’t need a telescope to be wowed by the planetarium-worthy night sky. Here, silvery constellations sparkle, stuck in a black velvet tapestry, bisected by the shimmery slash of the Milky Way. NamibRand was the second place in the world to be designated a Gold Tier International Dark Sky Reserve and its protectors work hard to keep the area pristine. Lodges celebrate the night skies with open-air stargazing suites and night tours where an expert will point out the planets and constellations – you can spend hours lost in the wonders of the universe.
NamibRand was conceived by the late J.A. Bruckner, a German-Namibian who longed to return this desert landscape to its wildest form. He spent years buying up sheep farms, removing fences and reintroducing natural game species, allowing migratory wildlife routes to return. Today, NamibRand covers over 2,000 square kilometres, making it one of Africa’s largest reserves. The focus is on eco-tourism, with limited lodges and only one bed per 1,000 hectares, so you can enjoy uncrowded safaris with trained rangers to glimpse a variety of flora, 150 bird species and everything from gazelles and zebra to baboons, rare big cats and nocturnal beasts like the aardwolf.
Sample NamibRand’s supreme night skies for yourself; ask our Namibia experts to arrange stays at eco-lodges complete with safaris and stargazing sessions.
Contact us and one of our UK team will help shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. Someone like Malcolm who's travelled extensively in Namibia. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - the expert guides who can help you spot rare animals or the fat bike enthusiasts who can take you on a cycling adventure through the Namib Desert. Give us a call, set up and appointment or enquire online to start planning your tailor-made Namibia holiday.
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