The International Dark-Sky Association has certified Sossusvlei as a Dark-Sky Reserve. Light pollution does not exist in this desert where few animals live and people come to stay just for the starry nights.
You can arrive in Sossusvlei by a small plane and a gravel airstrip or take a 6 hour car ride from Windhoek.
The dessert lodge has a dining patio with telescopes to look at the stars up close. The hotel pathways are lit with red energy saving night-vision bulbs to produce as little light pollution as possible,.
Once you get into bed there are skylights above you so you can sleep under the stars too.
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