2. NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namibia

The southern part of the African continent is well known for its wide open skies, so it seems only relevant that another of the major dark sky reserves is here. Among the best places to enjoy the night sky in Africa is the NamibRand Nature Reserve. One of the 5 Gold Tier Dark Sky Reserves, NamibRand is a private reserve protecting and conserving the pro-Namib – the eastern area of the Namib Desert. The terrain is atypical of the Namib Desert with savanna, sand and gravel plains, dunes and mountains opening up to huge clear skies.