Escaping Light Pollution: 5 Great Places For Stargazing In Africa

By Karen Elowitt Published: February 1, 2017, 8:01 am
Stargazing In AfricaSossusvlei at night. Photo: Namibia Reservations/namres.blogspot.com

Stargazing in Africa

Humans evolved with rhythms of the natural light-dark cycle of day and night. Most of us no longer experience dark nights. Exposure to artificial light at night disrupts our circadian rhythm, increasing our risk for cancer, according to DarkSky.org. Far from city lights, Namibia’s Sossusvlei Desert offers uncompromised views of the night sky. The Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is an International Dark Sky Reserve. It’s almost totally free from light pollution. Located on the private NamibRand Nature Reserve, it has its own observatory and astronomers.

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