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This luxury lodge offers privacy and exclusivity on a large private reserve, with easy access to the remarkable dunes at Sossusvlei within the heart of the Namib Desert.

The camp was built into the top of a mountain using rock, timber and thatch to provide a cool refuge from the heat of the desert, and there are spectacular views across the desert to the rugged mountains and dunes beyond. Nine superbly appointed bungalows with full en suite facilities, a private plunge pool and breathtaking panoramic views accommodate a maximum of 20 guests.

The main living area of Sossusvlei Wilderness Camp is under thatch and has a pool and deck area for dining under the stars. There are daily morning excursions to the dunes, followed by al fresco breakfasts beneath the spreading camelthorn acacias. Afternoon nature drives take in more of the spectacular scenery and unique desert flora and fauna with the possibility of seeing springbok, gemsbok (oryx), ostrich and spotted hyena, while Cape fox, bat-eared fox and aardwolf can be seen on night drives. It is, however, the magnificent changing colours and landscape of the Namib Desert that many come to see and photograph. 

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This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Land of Contrasts Self-drive

This is Namibia at its very best: a wilderness destination of outstanding beauty at every turn, taking you north to the salt pans of Etosha National Park, the remote Kunene and its desert elephant, before heading down the Skeleton Coast to the awesome Namib Desert. Choose between self drive or guided.

  • When to go: Apr-Jan
  • Duration inc. flights: 18 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,745 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Namib Naukluft Park & Sossusvlei

The Namib Desert is the oldest in the world and the wildlife to be found here is extremely interesting and often totally unique, having adapted itself to the harsh environment. However, the most remarkable sight is at Sossusvlei, where the world’s highest sand dunes tower more than 300 metres.

  • Where: Karas, Hardap & Erongo Regions
  • Ideal for viewing: aardwolf, cape fox, gemsbok, springbok, lanner falcon
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris