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EXPEDITION-STYLE GRANDEUR

The thrill of adventure is omnipresent at Zannier Hotels Sonop. The opulence and finesse of the tented camp, set in Namibia’s southwest corner, immediately recalls the 1920’s era of British explorers. On arrival you immediately step back in time, transported to old-world safari.

Constructed on top of granite boulders, Sonop’s remote and unspoilt setting of 13,800 acres (5,600 hectares) of untouched wilderness includes daily sightings of desert animals, from Oryx, Brown Hyenas, Rabbits, Bat-eared Foxes, Meerkats, Jackals and Leopards.

Every object and antique in our ten spacious tents are carefully selected – binoculars and maps, travellers’ tales, telescopes, antique desks and handmade stationary – to ensure that every moment turns into a unique experience. From the reception room to the partially-walled bathroom and vintage bathtubs, and private terrace, everything focuses on the richness of the desert and awe- inspiring views.

The lodge captures the restorative essence of the desert landscape with a spectacular open-air infinity pool, spa, fitness centre and daily yoga, to truly integrate our guest’s wellbeing with the natural world. When desert adventure calls, our guided excursions include horse-riding from our own stables, private dining atop of the sand dunes, electric fat-bike or walking trails, hot air balloon safari and private sunset safaris. The magic continues after dark with a nightly gala-style dinner, open-air cinema and stargazing under the endless African skies.

Zannier Hotels Sonop has its own air strip for daily transfers to our sister lodge, Zannier Hotels Omaanda, near Windhoek airport.

Facilities

  • 10 luxury tents set onto rocks
  • Communal area
  • Gastronomic restaurant
  • Cocktail & cigar lounge, in the style of a gentlemen’s club
  • Outdoor heated infinity pool & pool bar
  • Spa with 2 double treatment rooms
  • Fitness center & relaxation area
  • Stables
  • Private airstrip