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A Gem of a Desert Camp Near Namibia’s Jewel of a Park

Mushara Bush Camp, NamibiaYou’ve spent a full day in Namibia’s extraordinary Etosha National Park. You’ve chuckled as helmeted guinea fowl fly low across the road ahead of you. You’ve spied lilac-breasted rollers streak across the sky, giraffes necking, zebras trotting alongside your car, lionesses resting under a tree, and oryx grazing on barren landscapes. You’ve watched the unfolding action at a watering hole, when everybody from elephants and elands to pied crows gather for a drink. And now you need some rest and refreshment. You’ll find it in wonderful abundance at Mushara Bush Camp, just a few miles outside the eastern entrance of the park. And you’ll love every minute of it. Read about it >

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Staying at the Gates of Namibia’s Best National Park

Giraffe, Etosha Safari LodgeI was traveling from one desert camp in Namibia to the next. From the fantastic Doro Nawas Camp in Damaraland, I drove north, for about 200 miles, through surrealistic landscapes. With fresh memories of a flawless stay at Doro Nawas, I was setting up my next destination, Etosha Safari Lodge, for some very high expectations. Within striking distance of Etosha National Park, the lodge met every single one of them. And when the very first creature to greet me was a curious giraffe, it did, indeed, surpass them. Read about it >

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Desert Delights at Doro Nawas, Namibia

Doro Nawas, Damaraland, NamibiaThe building rose like a desert mirage, a castle-like apparition atop a hill in the middle of the flat savannah littered with scrub. But this was no trick of the eye. This was Doro Nawas Camp, a fantastic desert camp in the floodplain of a small tributary of the Huab River in the Damaraland region of Namibia. It was also my unforgettable accommodation for a couple of nights within Damaraland National Park. Read more about it >

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Silence and Stars at Namibia’s Desert Homestead Outpost

Desert Homestead Outpost, Sesriem, NamibiaThe nearest town, the rather small settlement of Sesriem, was about 25 miles away, a drive through unspoiled nature with nary a soul around. The isolation of Desert Homestead Outpost here in southern Namibia is part of its broad appeal, providing a chance to forgo televisions, computers, and telephones, and immerse yourself in natural beauty and quiet. Throw in superb lodgings, warm service, and outstanding food, and you have one of the most remarkable accommodations in Namibia. Read more >