As we enter the summer season interval within the Western Hemisphere, Namibia is doing the other, as a result of June in Safari Africa means the beginning of winter. This marks the right time to go to the desert, as guests can keep away from the scorching warmth usually skilled on the top of the summer season months. Namibia is in its dry season, and the nation’s restricted water sources make for glorious recreation viewing because the wildlife huddles round scarce accessible water sources. Beneath, we’ve handpicked our prime 5 distant and opulent camps and lodges in Namibia that supply perfect winter desert situations – staying in any of those properties is an expertise like no different!
&Past Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
To say that this modern lodge boasts a excessive degree of extravagance, is most undoubtedly an understatement. No element has been left unfinished – every of the ten stone-and-glass en-suite rooms totally enhances the dramatic desert setting. The Sossusvlei surroundings could be very peaceable, inviting company to unwind and reconnect with nature. Nonetheless, the lodge additionally presents the unimaginable expertise of sizzling air ballooning over Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon. And if you happen to’re feeling significantly adventurous, you can contemplate climbing ‘Massive Daddy’, the mammoth purple dune providing epic views of Deadvlei clay pan from its prime.
Wolwedans Dune Lodge
This property lies throughout the non-public NamibRand Nature Reserve, which is made up of purple dunes, gravel plains, and granite mountains. At Wolwedans, you possibly can get pleasure from complete privateness in your en-suite wood chalet. That includes a shocking bed room with 360 diploma views of the desert, every chalet additionally has canvas blinds so as to add to the sense of seclusion, whereas a non-public veranda connects you with stretches of unspoilt nature. Within the evenings, company can immerse themselves within the night time sky just by elevating the canvas partitions and gazing out on the spectacular lightshow. Each recreation drives in open automobiles and strolling safaris can be found, so company can concentrate on exploring the non-public reserve and Namibia’s wildlife. Different actions embody sizzling air ballooning over the magnificent desert.
Desert Rhino Camp
This distant camp sits amongst the rolling rocky hills of the non-public Palmwag Concession in Damaraland. Desert Rhino’s visitor lodging consists of eight Meru-style canvas tents, every with a non-public wood veranda exhibiting the attractive views of the Etendeka Mountains. Within the concession, company can take part in one of many best viewings of black desert rhino, with the choice of monitoring this uncommon and endangered species both on foot or inside an open car.
Kulala Desert Lodge
This lodge is positioned in a wonderful location, overlooking the dramatic dunes of Sossusvlei. The dunes are one among Namibia’s most visited websites, upholding the title because the world’s tallest sand dunes. Along with exploring the dunes, company can go on recreation drives and strolling safaris, each providing alternatives to come across the nation’s elusive desert-adapted wildlife. Set inside its personal concession with non-public entry into Sossusvlei, the property has 23 lavish and spacious cabins, often known as ‘kulalas’. Every comes geared up with an en-suite toilet, non-public veranda, and flat deck on the rooftop for sleep-outs underneath the night time sky.
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
Straddling the northern space of the non-public Palmwag Concession, this property rests on a broad valley the place two streams of the dry Hoanib River meet. The camp fulfils any expectations of remoteness, as the one approach of gaining entry is by a light-weight plane, affording you wonderful views proper from the start of your safari. There are seven massive tents and a household unit, every designed to replicate the pure environment and benefiting from well-appointed en-suite services. Actions right here embody full-day recreation drives and nature walks, with the prospect of recognizing quite a few totally different wildlife species. Should you head up so far as the coast, you can get pleasure from sightings of seals.
Julian Carter-Manning is a Co-founder and MD at Yellow Zebra Safaris. Yellow Zebra Safaris is an award-winning luxurious and journey journey firm specialising in ‘Safari Africa’.
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