Camp And Activity Highlights
- Sun rises, and sunsets over the NamibRand
- Surrounding desert scenery, wildlife and birdlife
- A large cool swimming pool
- Guided horse riding and quad bikes
- Stargazing is superb on moonless nights (a celestial theatre)
- Air conditioning and solar power throughout
- Optional hot air ballooning desert trips
General Camp Information
- Lodge type; Safari Camp
- Location; NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namibia
- Lodge size; 12 thatched and tented suites
- Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
A Remote And Exclusive Dunes Camp Experience, Kwessi In the Namib Desert Awaits
The stunning Kwessi Dunes Camp is located in the striking NamibRand Nature Reserve, a mere 75-minute drive from the famed Sossusvlei. Kwessi is open year-round for those wanting to not only explore and experience Sossusvlei and Sesriem but, more importantly, the Namib Desert as a whole.
Kwessi Dunes Camp offers up high thatched roofs and canvas walled air-conditioned suites spread out at the base of dunes offering guests amazing views out over the surrounding exclusive desert terrain.
Kwessi Dunes is ideally paired with her sister lodges, Shipwreck Lodge and Safarihoek Lodge, as a safari route.
Kwessi Dunes is located within a private 15 000 hectare concession of the 200 000 hectares private NamibRand Nature Reserve. Guests staying at Kwessi Dunes Camp have full access to all 200 000 hectares over rolling desert plains, red sand dunes and craggy mountains.
Rooms And Suites
Twelve thatched and air-conditioned luxury suites await all that visit the stunning NamibRand Nature Reserve; two of the twelve suites are family options with interleading bedrooms designed especially for families (or those that just want more space).
All suites offer up vintage four-poster beds, canvas walls, a covered wooden viewing deck, a small lounge area and, of course, an en-suite bathroom with a flushing toilet and both indoor showers and outdoor showers.
As a special addition, all suites offer up a separate 'star gazer' room that’s completely open to the sky, perfect for a night or two out under the stars.
Each suite at Kwessi features an open-air ‘star gazer’ room, perfect for enjoying the clear night sky. Additionally, the suites are air-conditioned and solar-powered, with battery charging facilities available. This makes Kwessi Dunes the perfect destination for those looking for a unique and eco-friendly getaway.
Cuisine And Wine
An amazing team of chefs and kitchen staff at Kwessi offer guests utterly amazing cuisine no matter whether it is breakfast, brunch, lunch, high tea or dinner. All meals are prepared from only the freshest and finest ingredients that Namibia has to offer.
Please let us know of any dietary requirements before arrival; most dietary requests can be catered for.
The central guest area at Kwessi Dunes with high thatched ceilings is cool in summer and warm in winter and offers guests a small library area, a lounge and seating area with stunning desert views, as well as a fully stocked bar and indoor dining areas.
Outdoors, a raised wooden deck with incredible vistas, a swimming pool that is perfect for those needing to escape the summer heat and a fire pit area with seating for those after-dinner drinks under the Namib stars.
Wifi is available throughout the central guest area.
Kwessi Dunes Camp offers guests a range of safari activities to enjoy (all included in the nightly rate).
Morning and afternoon scenic drives through the NamibRand Nature Reserve, nature walks, skybeds experiences, and quad biking.
The NamibRand Nature Reserve is a beautiful area known for its vast desert landscapes and stunning wildlife.
Visitors to Kwessi can expect to see gemsbok, oryx, ostrich, and other desert-adapted wildlife on game drives and nature walks while surrounded by exceptional scenery and vistas.
Stargazing is also popular at Dunes Camp, as the clear night sky provides an excellent view of the stars; the Namib is a registered dark sky reserve.
Quad biking is a great way to explore the reserve's rugged terrain and offers guests a unique perspective on the diverse landscape.
The optional safari activities that are available at Kwessi come at an extra cost and include day trips to the iconic dunes of Sossusvlei, hot air balloon trips, horse riding, and scenic helicopter flights.
Children and families of all ages are most welcome at Kwessi Dunes, with two family suites available, as well as suitable activities and meals for the little ones.
Spa And Wellness
Spa treatments are available on request from a small menu; treatments and massages are in the privacy of one's suite. Please enquire before booking for a list of treatments and massages on offer.
Kwessi Dunes Camp is a luxurious camp located in the NamibRand Nature Reserve.
The twelve air-conditioned and solar-powered suites each come with their own private viewing deck, star gazer room, and en-suite bathroom. Guests can enjoy amazing cuisine prepared from only the freshest ingredients available in Namibia.
There are plenty of activities to keep guests busy such as scenic drives, nature walks, quad biking, the swimming pool and stargazing.
Families are welcome at Kwessi Dunes, with two family suites available.
Spa treatments are also available on request for those looking to relax after a long day of exploring.
Rates from NAD$ 9 500.00 per person
Kwessi Dunes Camp Rates
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in Namibian Dollars (NAD)
*Rates may vary according to season
- All meals and beverages
- Guest laundry
- Daily activities
- Expert guiding
- All flights
- The NamibRand Nature Reserve park fee
- Premium brand drinks
- All transfers
- Sossusvlei excursion
- Comprehensive personal travel insurance
- Items of a personal nature
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.