Stargazing at Rooisand Desert Ranch
Being a sparsely populated country, with only very little artificial light and air pollution and normally cloudless nights Namibia is ideal for stargazing and attracts many professional and amateur astronomers.
With its highly modern telescopes and perfect location close to the Gamsberg Mountain Rooisand Desert Ranch offers the ideal stargazing conditions. Here you can discover the treasures of the southern sky, whilst enjoying the comfort of the fully equipped self-catering Mountain Chalet. Campsites and rustic cabins are available for the more adventurous traveller.
Astro Tour for Novices
The Astro Tour offered by Rooisand Desert Ranch is a guided tour which introduces astronomy beginners to the basics of stargazing. It starts off with the drive from the lodge through the planet trails, followed by a theoretical introduction at the observatory. The highlight is the visit to the observatory with one of the world’s best amateur telescopes.
Price per person
- N$ 425.00
The accomplished amateur astronomer has the opportunity to rent the whole observatory exclusively for private use. Sound technical knowledge of the equipment is a prerequisite.
The Mountain Chalet is situated next to the observatory and offers the required solitude needed after a night of stargazing. The chalet is fully equipped for self-catering, but guests are of course welcome to enjoy meals at the farm house only 2.5 km away.
Price per night
- N$ 2500.00
Mountain Chalet at Rooisand
Close the the observatory is the Mountain Chalet. It is fully equipped and comfortably furnished for a maximum of 4 self-caterers and offers 2 double rooms with en-suite bathrooms, a big living area including a verandah as well as a balcony. Maximum 4 persons and ninimum 2 nights
Price per night