Namibia has emerged as a travel hot spot in recent years. (Shiloh Jolie-Pitt’s birth aside, the country is rich in attractions. Thrill-seekers are lured to try sand sledding the lofty red sand dunes. Zebras, giraffes, oryx and other wildlife populate the dreamy desert landscapes.) Looking for stellar digs? &Beyond has just relaunched the Sossusvlei Desert Lodge after a room refresh. One of Africa’s leading tour operators, &Beyond owns and operates 46 spectacular lodges and camps in Africa and India. (The company is also known for its personalized luxury safaris.)
The &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge now sports a “desert chic” look, designed to reflect the surrounding desert, visible from all angles of the lodge. Built from stone and glass, the 10 desert villas have skylights above the bed so guests can stargaze from under the cover of a fluffy duvet.
Set in the far northern part of the NamibRand Nature Reserve, the lodge is surrounded by a wide variety of desert habitats and brilliant formations- from the endless dune fields of the Namib Desert to jagged red rock outcroppings. Another perk at the lodge: meals can be served in the middle of the dunes beneath the stars.
For more information, visit www.andbeyond.com.