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Wilderness Safaris in Namibia Has a Lodge for Every Kind of Traveler

Where: Namibia
May 29, 2014 at 4:28 PM | by | ()

Nowhere in Africa is the landscape more diverse than it is in Namibia. But diversity is also found in the accommodations of the area and Wilderness Safaris has many camps across the country which cater to all all types of travelers. Here are a few that might fit your needs:

If you're an adventure traveler, then try Kulala Desert Lodge
Kulala's thatched African villas provide close proximity to the red dunes of Sossussvlei. A early rise is required to hit the dunes before the sun does, to capture the best light and keep cool for the arduous hike up the world's largest sand dune. Running down them feels like a mad mix of skiing, walking on the moon and rolling through a wall of cotton.

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'Chalets on Stilts': Wolwedans' Luxury Tents

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  Site Where: P.O. Box 5048 , Windhoek, Namibia
February 19, 2008 at 1:10 PM | by | ()

If you're headed for Namibia's NamibRand Desert, make sure you have a reservation at the luxury camps of Wolwedans.

There's a reason celebrities like Charlize Theron and the couple known as "Brangelina" have come here (with Maddox and Zahara in tow). Surrounded by striking red sand dunes and mountain ranges, the vast complex features all manner of accomodations, from private chalets to a lodge big enough for a party of 12 -- it's desert camping in high style.

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Hotel Thule in Namibia: A Good Spot for a Hiding CEO

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  Site Where: 1 Gorges Street, Windhoek, Namibia
November 20, 2006 at 11:24 AM | by | ()

What if a multi-millionaire on the run from the law set himself and his family up in a hotel that bills itself as "a mythical place Scandinavian legends say exists at the frontier of reality - the edge of the world, the place where the real and the imaginary touch"? Sometimes the irony sets itself up in such a perfect sculpture that it's almost makes us believe in intelligent design.

While the new James Bond movie was opening in theaters, international business news was covering a real man of mystery: former Comverse software company CEO Jacob Alexander. Turns out that he and his family were hiding out in Namibia (yes, the Brangelina Namibia) on the southwest coast of Africa. They stayed for about a month at Hotel Thule in Windhoek, checked in as The Jacobs.

Among the things the hotel manager thought were odd, according to the Wall Street Journal, were that they paid for one month in advance in cash for two rooms and that "Mr. Jacob" got extremely agitated when CNN was not available on his TV for several days on end. We guess it's a good thing he wasn't staying in a Stoney Creek Hospitality hotel.

Jacob Alexander is on the lam after being indicted in a 35-count stock option scandal, but since Namibia doesn't have an extradition treaty with the U.S., he is currently free on $1.4 million bond until at least April 25. Since he has committed $43 million in Namibian investments to obtain residency there, something tells us he's not going anywhere.

If you would like to follow in his footsteps and act like a rich ex-CEO on the run, pretty Windhoek is billed as a hilly, picturesque capital. Hotel Thule is perched on a cliff overlooking the city, two kilometers away. "Flanked by stately palm trees, it is a haven for prolific bird life, guinea fowl, and curious creatures of the wilds like rock rabbits." There's now more room at the inn: the Jacobs/Alexanders have moved into their own new house, complete with a permanent security guard out front.