Namib Desert Lodges
A Selection Of Luxury lodge And Camps In the Namib Desert Of Namibia
If you're looking for an unforgettable safari experience in Namibia, look no further than our selection of the Namib Desert and Namib Naukluft Park Lodges! Located in the Namib Naukluft Park - the largest conservation area in Africa and fourth-largest in the world - these lodges offer a unique and unrivalled opportunity to view the incredible Namib dunes and Naukluft mountains. These sand dunes are bathed in beautiful colours that constantly change at sunrise, making for excellent photographic opportunities.
Are you looking for the best Namibian safari experience? We have the best selection of lodges and accommodation options available.
If you're looking to explore this beautiful desert landscape at sunrise or sunset, we recommend visiting the famed Sossusvlei sand dunes that are up to 300 meters high. There is also Deadvlei which is a must-visit, especially for photographers looking to capture that classic Namib image. A short visit to Solitaire and the Sesriem Canon will not go amiss. Get up for an early morning drive before the desert temperature soar when looking to explore Sossusvlei.
You can expect to see gemsbok (oryx antelope), springbok, kudu, mountain zebra and wildebeest on your safari here!
Safari lodges and camps offer up swimming pools (no private plunge pools are there is no water in a desert), air conditioning, Wi-Fi, a lounge and a guest area. However, these amenities do differ from lodge to lodge.
Activities in and around the Namib Desert include game drives, quad bike tours, fairy circles trips, photographic excursions, light aircraft and hot air balloon flights over the desert. Flights over the Namib Naukluft Park offer guests a bird's eye view out over the sand sea that surrounds them in all directions.
Please view the rest of our Namibia lodges portfolio, where one can mix and match accommodation options for the perfect safari.
View the below lodges and camps, and let us get started planning your dream Namib Desert experience today!
Lodges In The Namib Desert
Rates from NAD$ 2 430.00 per person
Büllsport Guestfarm is the perfect option for those who want a bit more of a private experience but without sacrificing location and activities. A small swimming pool is available.
Büllsport is located 155 kilometres drive from Sossusvlei and offers up farm-style accommodation with hiking, horse riding and 4x4 safari activities. Highly recommended.
Kwessi Dunes Camp
Rates from NAD$ 9 500.00 per person
Kwessi Dunes Camp located deep in the heart of Namibia's private NamibRand Nature Reserve, a mere 75-minute drive from the famed Sossusvlei.
A camp with a swimming pool that is open to guest year-round and is specially designed for those wanting to explore and experience everything that the Namib desert has to offer.
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
Rates from NAD$ 16 790.00 per person
Desert Lodge is surrounded by rocky outcrops that form the foothills of the Nubib Mountains; lose yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the desert from the comfort of your private veranda or experience the luxury of an outdoor shower with a view.
One of the few safari lodge options with both a main swimming pool as well as suites, each with a plunge pool.
Kulala Desert Lodge
Rates from NAD$ 5 705.00 per person
Kulala Desert Lodge is situated in the arid Namib Naukluft Park on the 37 000ha private Kulala Wilderness Reserve and is the closest lodge to the red dunes of the Sossusvlei.
A desert safari lodge comprising 23 thatched and canvas suites with en-suite bathrooms, private star beds and verandas. The closest lodge to Sossusvlei, so if getting the early morning photographs of Deadvlei is important, look no further
Wolwedans Dunes Lodge
Rates from NAD$ 4 750.00 per person
The Dunes Lodge is perched on a dune plateau overlooking panoramic vistas in all directions, capturing the desert in a most memorable way.
Each of the 9 chalets offers desert views from a private veranda over vast stretches of sand. A truly stunning desert safari lodge awaits.
Namib Desert Lodge
Rates from NAD$ 2 019.00 per person
Namib Desert Lodge sits at the very foot of fossilised dunes of the protomorphic Namib, a very popular option and for good reason. A family-friendly swimming pool is one of the highlights.
There are 50 en-suite rooms with en-suite bathrooms and a private veranda at Namib Desert Lodge, allowing you to sit outside your room and enjoy a spectacular desert sunset.
Rates from NAD$ 11 388.00 per person
Little Kulala the flagship of Namibia's extraordinary Sossusvlei area, has for several years been attracting informed travellers, who enjoy the first-rate facilities, charming hospitality and nearby proximity to the towering dunes.
Wolwedans Private Camp
Rates from NAD$ 12 600.00 per person
Wolwedans Private Camp offers two spacious en-suite bedrooms, a 'Sala' where one can laze away siestas, various decks, and the central lounge, combining a study, living room, a dining area, and a fully equipped kitchen.
Wolwedans Boulders Camp
Rates from NAD$ 12 600.00 per person
Wolwedans Boulders Camp is best for a 2-night stay and is ideally booked in combination with 1 or 2 nights at any of the other camps in the dunes, which makes for the ultimate dessert experience, sleeping a maximum of 8 guests in 4 spacious tents.
Boulders Camp is located within the private and spectacular NamibRand Nature Reserve.
Wolwedans Dune Camp
Rates from NAD$ 9 450.00 per person
While Wolwedans Dune Camp aims to accommodate those guests in need of relaxed comfort and space, the camp is a more down-to-earth and close-to-nature experience. The camp sleeps a maximum of 12 guests in a perfect setting.
The spectacular NamibRand Nature Reserve awaits with game drives and scenic wonders in every direction.
Namib Dune Star Camp
Rates from NAD$ 2 833.00 per person
Namib Dune Star Camp an intimate camp set high up on the red dunes of the Namib Desert with desert views out over plains and rugged mountains in the distance, offers the experience of sleeping out under the stars for a night.
A star dune suite within an international dark sky reserve, what could be better?
The Desert Grace
Rates from NAD$ 4 086.00 per person
The Desert Grace offers guests a more intimate and luxurious affair with the surrounding desert, making it the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding attractions, including the Namib Nauklauft, Sossusvlei dune, Deadvlei and Sesriem Canyon.
A lodge that offers guests stylish and comfortable accommodation, excellent facilities, passionate guides and a variety of safari activities to enjoy. The Desert Grace will provide an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Namibian desert.
Eagle's Nest Chalets
Rates from NAD$ 2 095.00 per person
Eagle's Nest Chalets consists of eight chalets and eight chalets only, a lodge at that is built amongst granite rocks and boulders with views that are simply unrivalled.
Experience of getting away from the rush and routine of everyday life.
Desert Horse Inn
Rates from NAD$ 1 560.00 per person
Desert Horse Inn is the perfect base from which to explore this region of the southern Namib Desert, a day trip to Luderitz and, of course, Kolmanskop.
Find the elusive deserts horse, mountain biking and walking excursions or just simply experience this very different side of the Namib.
The Road To Sossusvlei
Once one navigates the main Sesriem entrance gates and enters the national park a pleasant surprise awaits, a tarred road (yes, a tarred road) that extends all the way through to the main parking area near Sossusvlei.
Cape Town To The Kunene River
In November and December of last year (2019), we loaded our Jeep and headed north out of Cape Town, destination Namibia and the Kunene River, her border with Angola.
A couple of thousand kilometres later, we returned, this time, more in love with country than ever.
Windhoek Oktoberfest 2021
On the 25th and 26th of October, the Sports Klub Windhoek will host the 55th edition of the Oktoberfest. Over 5000 people are expected to attend (compared to 1000 in 2010).
Adding a certain local flavour will be the Namibian band Famaz Attak, and there will be long-established activities and games like archery and tree trunk sawing.
Top 5 restaurants in Windhoek
Continuing our series of dining in Africa, we look at Windhoek. More and more visitors are becoming aware of the unique attractions that this country as a safari destination has to offer.
Nowhere is too far to travel in this small (and clean) city of 330,000 but be warned when you go out to eat, vegetarianism is not common!
Best Places To Go In Namibia
The Uyaphi team has compiled a list of the "Best Places to go" which most safari itineraries would include. A different destination from most African safari destinations.
Instead of lush green forests or open savannas, the primary attraction being vast, open deserts interspersed with canyons, mountain ranges, and oasis.
Living With The Himba
In May 2012, we arranged for Uyaphi.Com client Ken Vine from Devon in England to stay with the traditional Himba people in two remote villages in the middle of Kaokoland.
He lived, slept, ate, conversed and photographed these Himba villagers.