Within a wonderfully sparse and stunning landscape, there lies 220,000 hectares of privately-owned land within the NamibRand Reserve, set within the red dune belts, gravel plains, mountains and ‘inselbergs’ (if you were to search the meaning of this name, it would come up with the following description – an inselberg or monadnock is an isolated hill, knob, ridge, or small mountain that rises abruptly from a gently sloping or virtually level surrounding plain.’) it is a world completely indescribable until you have actually been there to witness the vast plains that are truly out of this world.
The NamibRand Reserve is hugely popular within the landscape photographers. It is also heralded as one of the most famous International Dark Sky Reserves, with barely any light pollution to hinder spotting most if not many more stars than you could normally spot with the naked eye. The reserve itself is located 60 kilometres from the coast and because of this hot summer evenings are cooled by refreshing winds coming from the coast. Winter mornings on the other hand make for fabulous photography – it is quite a sight to witness layers of fog lying low over what is characteristically a desert.
Boulders Safari Camp constitutes of wonderful spacious luxury canvas tents and only five tents make up Boulders Safari Camp. Children are welcome from ages 6 and above when booking for small family groups. If you were to book the camp exclusively, children of any age are welcome.
You can reach this wonderfully remote camp by self-drive, departing from Windhoek or Swakopmund it will be a 7 hour wonderfully scenic drive to the camp. Wolwedans also offers exclusively privately guided journeys from Windhoek in closed 4×4 vehicles. You are also able to fly into Aandster Airstrip which is approximately 60 minutes from Windhoek and Swakopmund, upon landing, you will be met by your safari guide who will then transfer you by a small game drive, which will take around 30 minutes, depending on what you come across!
You day at Wolwedans will revolve around the stunning scenery surrounding Wolwedans. Mornings afternoons will include game drives, wonderful sundowner experiences, Wolwedans Village Tour (which is a day from Boulders), fascinating bushman walks, e-biking, and an experience called Solitude which is a silent meditative experience, perfect for taking in the pure bliss and silence of the surrounding area. These are just what is included within your overall stay, there are many more exciting activities you can experience at additional costs, such as scenic flights – wonderful to see the NamibRand Reserve from a different perspective, especially if you have driven in! Bush Barbeques, massages even landscape art are wonderful add ons. However, if you want to push the boat out, then how about a hot air ballooning experience or even galloping across the dunes on horseback? The possibilities are endless when you stay at the wonderful Boulders Safari Camp – do get in touch if you would like some more information, our MD Rose has recently just returned from spending some magical moments at this camp!0