The NamibRand Nature Reserve is planted in a striking region of southwest Namibia that is noted for its many contrasts. Encompassing mountain ranges, sprawling gold-tinted grassland plains, and Namib Desert dunes flecked with area flora, this variety of landscapes gives visitors a Nambia safari experience that is endlessly interesting, and often produces some spectacular multicolored photography. NamibRand borders Namib-Naukluft National Park but remains its own individual reserve, composed of private farms and several concessions. At nearly 500,000 acres, or about half the area of Belgium, NamibRand Nature Reserve is among the largest private nature reserves in Southern Africa. The reserve was established in 1984 and its ongoing conservation and research efforts protect the ecology of the area, and provide insight into the seasonal migratory patterns of its diverse collection of inhabitants.
Wildlife in NamibRand Nature Reserve is plentiful and includes large herds of plains game like springbok, gemsbok, and zebras, plus a number of klipspringers, kudu, spotted hyenas, jackals, and Cape and bat-eared foxes. South African blesbok have been introduced in the region and now reside happily in the reserve, and while hard to find within the neighboring National Park, the red hartebeest also frequents the area. The ranges here shelter groups of Hartmann’s mountain zebra, a cousin of the plains zebras found in other areas of southern and eastern Africa, which is an adept climber and easily traverses the steep mountainous landscape.
A private guided safari through NamibRand Nature Reserve reveals all of its varied landscape, plenteous wildlife, and stunning kaleidoscope of natural colors that changes with the setting sun. Combined with the towering red dunes of Soussusvlei, the stark Skeleton Coast, and the Namib-Naukluft National Park, your safari experience will be well-rounded and enriching. Get started by contacting us here and plan a Ker & Downey safari to Namibia with our expert luxury travel consultants.