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The Nest @ Sossus

Namib Desert, Namibia

Mango Opinion

We are excited about this luxurious exclusive-use villa. The location is close enough to visit the famous Sossusvlei dunes for one morning but the highlight is enjoying activities on the 24,000 hectare private conservancy.

The Nest @ Sossus was designed using the unique structure of a Sociable Weaver nest as inspiration. It took eight years, 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. Every effort was made to ensure The Nest was self-sufficient and carried the lowest possible environmental footprint and the success of these efforts is evident to all that get to stay there.

The Nest is tucked away in a lush valley on the private Namib Tsaris Conservancy, and it backs up against the great escarpment in the Namib Desert. This valley is a true desert oasis, boasting seasonal natural water pools and falls, and this makes it a magnet for the game moving through the area. A floodlit waterhole provides exciting and varied desert wildlife viewing as well as incredible birding. The villa has three private en-suite double bedrooms as well as an additional en-suite children’s room, so it can comfortably accommodate a group between four to seven guests. Guests are hosted by a private butler, renowned gourmet chef and a top naturalist guide.

Activities offered include visits to Sossusvlei as well as exclusive nature drives, mountain biking and walks on the Namib Tsaris Conservancy. The latter can include day excursions to the Plateau which towers above the desert and dunes landscape below and offers some of the best views out over the Namib. Scenic flights by helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft as well as hot air balloon flights can easily be arranged at an additional cost.