If you’re holidaying with the family, this magnificent new Namibian villa really ought to be on your shortlist. Not least because a two-hour time difference, and overnight flights, mean no jet lag.
The Nest at Sossus, set within the Namib-Naukluft National Park, has been designed to resemble the nests of weaver birds. The striking accommodation boasts four en suite bedrooms (three doubles and one children’s room). Outside is a glorious swimming pool and children’s playground, and a floodlit waterhole provides the perfect spot for wildlife watching as the evening draws in.
To really make the most of a trip to Namibia, travel company Expert Africa suggests a nine-day itinerary taking in the Namib-Naukluft National Park, exploring the incredible seascapes of the Skeleton Coast, seeking desert-adapted elephants and culture in Damaraland, and enjoying an action-packed safari around the waterholes and salt pans of Etosha National Park.
The trip costs from £7,547 pp (based on six sharing), including eight nights’ accommodation (one night’s B&B at the Olive Grove Windhoek, three nights’ full-board at The Nest at Sossus, two nights’ full-board at Damaraland Camp and two nights’ full-board at Ongava Lodge), all activities and internal flights around Namibia.
For more details, see expertafrica.com.