Listed on Conde Nast Traveler’s The 19 Best Places to Go in 2019, Namibia is far from the usual safari holiday, it is very much a kingdom of its own. Home to some of the most otherworldly landscapes on earth; sunburnt-orange sand dunes, vast canyons, and the shipwreck-lined Skeleton Coast as well as a diverse culture.
Excitingly, we are seeing some fresh approaches on the Namibian safari scene with a number of new lodges and camps opening up across the country. For us, one of the big highligths is The Nest @ Sossus, a private villa tucked away in a lush valley on the private Namib Tsaris Conservancy, which backs up against the great escarpment in the Namib Desert. This valley is a true desert oasis, boasting seasonal natural water pools and falls, thus making it a magnet for the game moving through the area. A floodlit waterhole provides thrilling and varied desert wildlife viewing as well as incredible birding.
The Nest @ Sossus was designed using the unique structure of a Sociable Weaver nest as inspiration. It took eight years, including a three-year build, to bring this project to fruition and this has resulted in one of Namibia’s most extraordinary private villas in terms of both design and décor.
Only available for exclusive use, there’s very much a sense of relaxed freedom for families or friends to enjoy shares experiences. The necessary luxuries have not been overlooked, and the villa also comes with one of Namibia’s best naturalist guides, private butler and renowned gourmet chef. And well, if that isn’t enough it is conveniently located only a 40 minutes’ drive to the Sesriem gate with access to the magical Sossusvlei.
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