Each evening you will be invited to join the resident astronomer* as they unlock the mysteries of Namibia’s skies in the lodge’s state of the art observatory, complete with a Celestron CPC 1100 GPS (XLT) computerised telescope. The observatory presents the ideal place to gaze in awe at the wonders of the clear desert sky as resident astronomers point out the brightest and most beautiful constellations, the vast Milky Way and distant, mysterious planets. &Beyond Sossusvlei Private Desert Reserve neighbours Africa’s only International Dark Sky Reserve (IDSR) and was originally instrumental in helping the NamibRand Nature Reserve gain its prestigious Gold Tier status, which celebrates nighttime environments that have little to no impact from light pollution and artificial light. With the nearest town 140 km (87 mi.) away from the lodge, there are no sources of light pollution and the reserve’s sky is one of the darkest yet measured in the world.
&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is the perfect spot for stargazing and getting lost in the deep secrets of the African skies. In addition to the observatory, guests have the luxury of retiring to spacious and airy suites, bedecked with large skylights set into the ceiling above the comfortable beds. Unwind and allow dreamy adventures to continue as you revel in the beauty of the impossibly starry sky in total privacy and seclusion.
*Please note that due to the COVID pandemic, our resident astronomers come from either the USA or Australia and therefore have been unable to get to the lodge during this time.
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