Beyond the property’s grounds, the sand dunes of the Namib Desert can be explored by fatbike and quad bike or seen from above by hot air balloon. Aged San rock paintings can also be visited and the lodge makes the most of its position in one of the world’s few Dark Sky Reserves.
There’s a private observatory on site and couples can take in the dazzling constellations with the guide of the lodge’s astronomer.
Expert Africa offers a five nights at The Nest at Sossus, including internal flights to and from Windhoek international, for £8,180 per person (four sharing).
Abercrombie & Kent (01242 547702) offers six nights’ full board at Shipwreck Lodge (three nights) and Hoanib Valley Camp, from £6,995 per person, including international and domestic flights, transfers and safari activities. For more on what the experience is like, read our full Telegraph feature on a luxury holiday to Namibia’s new lodges.