With some of the darkest skies on Earth, Namibia offers tourists a chance to experience celestial nightscapes in their truest form.

Funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund and Exeter College, the University of Namibia (UNAM) and the University of Oxford are working together to implement dark sky tourism in Namibia in a sustainable way.

If you would like any further information about this project, please contact hannah.dalgleish [at]

The High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) Observatory.
Credit: Sabine Gloaguen

Namibia is home to the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) — a world-leading observatory located near the Gamsberg mountain.

The Hoba meteorite — the largest meteor in the world — can be found in Namibia, not far from Grootfontein.

The Hoba meteorite. Credit: Petr Horálek