Desert Dining with Abenteuer Afrika
We at Abenteuer Afrika pioneered elegant desert dining in Namibia, and have organized everything from a five-course repast for two to a dinner event for 800. Depending upon budget, clients can choose to dine al-fresco under the Namibian sky, or in our white marquee tent. From there, tables, chairs, centrepieces, silverware, place-settings, outdoor heaters, a bar area, the kitchen, music, dance floor, red-carpet entryway - all the choices as decided by the client - need to be set up. Many request special themed evenings – “Arabian Nights” and “African Skies” are two popular options. Weddings and wedding receptions are also very much in demand.
In order to fully realise our clients’ dreams, each set-up takes time – a lot of time, with preparations beginning as much as a week ahead of time. We test and retest everything prior to the actual event, ensuring all will work smoothly. Our sites must be pristine, generators, catering equipment and comfort facilities must be inspected, and we even double-check the directions to the sites with our contractors as mis-deliveries and lost suppliers can be one of the many challenges of setting up in the middle of the desert.
Our desert dinners often begin with sundowners in the Moonlandscape. Unique sites are chosen for their spectacular views of the area as well as that of the setting sun. Sparkling wine and oysters on the half shell always starts the evening off on a merry note! From there, we transfer everyone to our desert location, where they are welcomed by a candle-lit path, and more than 300 more candles decorating Within minutes, guests forget they’re in the middle of the desert, as they relax, chat, dine, and listen to music under the canopy of stars that is the Namibian sky. Many of our desert dinners last well into the next day as the visitors become highly reluctant to leave!
All our creativity however, doesn’t only go into the organisation of a spectacular event. Abenteuer Afrika Safari also goes to great lengths, before and after our functions to preserve the environment, ensuring our sites look as though no one was there after we’ve left. We love the desert, hold ourselves accountable to its preservation, and believe we are entrusted to nurture it. To that end, we also dedicate a percentage of our revenue to desert rehabilitation.
We’re very proud of our desert dinners and look forward to welcoming – and wowing each and every guest, each and every time!