Sossusvlei Wilderness Camp is situated twenty kilometres from Sesriem, the entrance to Sossusvlei, one of the most remarkable sites in the Namib-Naukuft Park and the Namib Desert. Huge towering dunes, said to be the highest in the world, rise dramatically over a thousand feet above the surrounding plains at Sossusvlei itself.
The changing colours and the spectacle of lonely oryx silhouetted against red dunes is one which visitors and photographers from around the world, come to savour and capture on film. The camp is situated on a seven thousand hectare property with wonderful desert scenery which offers close access to Sossusvlei but also the privacy and exclusivity of private land. The property has vast desert plains and rugged mountains with views into the magnificent dunes in the distance.
The camp has been built near the top of a mountain, using natural materials of rock, timber and thatch and provides a cool refuge from the desert. There are only nine guest rooms, thus ensuring personal service and attention and little intrusion into the wonderful peaceful atmosphere of the desert.
Each of the bungalows is built onto the side of the mountain. The rooms are beautifully appointed and have charm and style that offers comfort and atmosphere. The private bathrooms have a panoramic view over the plains below - a loo with a view! The main living area is under thatch and a pool allows you to cool off and laze around in comfort. The menu features local specialities, such as the very more-ish "melktart", a pudding made from a traditional recipe.
Activities centre around early morning excursions in 4x4's to the dunes and the "vlei" itself at the end of the Tsauchab River - a dry river bed that only flows in years of exceptional rainfall. Breakfasts are served under spreading acacias and you return to camp via the Sesriem Canyon. Afternoons are enjoyed on the property. This is not a game rich environment, however fascinating animals like the oryx, the springbok and the ostrich live here and it is very interesting to note the adaptation to environment. You may even see the rare and elusive aardvark. However, much of this area's attraction lies in the reflective beauty of the light and space and the stunning natural forms of the environment.
· Swimming pool
· Excursions in 4x4
· Main living area under thatch
· Drinks on drives and house wines at dinner are inclusive
· 9 bungalows with private bathrooms and private plunge pool