Desert Whisper: Namibia’s best-kept luxury secret
Namibia is home to an abundance of extraordinary accommodation options that are perfect for a luxury safari. Luxury travellers can stay in wooden-crafted chalets complete with sparkling swimming pools, plush camps nestled in the heart of Etosha National Park, or even extravagant tree houses that are fit for a king and queen.
However, if you’re looking for the ultimate luxury retreat that combines pure tranquillity, isolation, and opulence, look no further than Desert Whisper, part of the Gondwana collection; it really is Namibia’s best kept luxury secret.
Located in the jaw droppingly beautiful Gondwana Canyon Park, this breath-taking desert hideaway is the perfect spot for newlyweds on honeymoon or couples on a special anniversary trip given that the lodge has been specially designed to accommodate only two.
Inspired by the shapes, colours, and materials synonymous with the surrounding desert, this incredible luxury pad boasts a stunning open-plan lounge, dining area complete with a well-stocked bar, spacious ensuite bathroom, and all the furnishings you’ll need for an extra cosy stay.
To cool off from the harsh desert sun guests are invited to make use of the refreshing personal plunge pool and there’s even a private terrace so loved-up couples can wake up with a hot cup of coffee and admire the sunrise, or wind down with a glass of wine and watch the glorious Namibian sun set.
As you may expect from one of the best luxury accommodation options in Namibia, the service at Desert Whisper is unrivalled; guests can enjoy first-class hospitality whilst the kitchen staff cater for all dietary requirements and serve up scrumptious meals throughout the day.
About Gondwana Canyon Park
Formerly an area dominated by sheep farms, in the mid 1990’s Gondwana Canyon Park was transformed into a scenic and private nature reserve. The park’s incredible topography is dominated by striking plateaus that offer incredible views over the sparsely vegetated plains, whilst granite hills and charming Quiver trees provide the backdrop to some incredible photo opportunities.
As well as boasting stunning natural features, Gondwana Canyon Park is home to an abundance of game. During the dry season it’s common to see springbok, oryx, zebra and giraffes congregating around the area’s last remaining waterholes.
For birding enthusiasts, Gondwana is a great place to spot a plethora of enchanting avian species. During the daytime you will be able to spot rock pigeons, crows, and sand grouse whilst vultures are sometimes seen enjoying a good bath in the waterholes.
Activities Near Desert Whisper
If you’re staying at Desert Whisper you’ll be hard-pressed to want to leave you luxury desert hideaway! However, it’s good to know that there a plethora of exciting activities that can be enjoyed nearby.
Away from adventurous hikes, no trip to this region of Namibia would be complete without heading out on a magical sundowner. Jump in a 4x4 with your loved one and sit back as your guide takes you out to a stunning panoramic location. From here you’ll be able to enjoy drinks whilst you immerse yourself in tranquillity and wait for the golden sky to fade away. Sunset drives and sundowners typically last up to three hours so rest assured you’ll be back in time to tackle an exquisite dinner!
Finally, the famous Namib desert, home to the towering dune of the Sossuvlei, is not too far away. In fact, the Sesriem gate entrance is approximately 80km away from the Desert Whispers resort. Visitors to the Sossuvlei can climb the dunes, with guided tours available, or simply sit back with a camera and take some magnificent photos!