Camp And Activity Highlights
- The views from the dining and deck area
- Late afternoon desert walks
- Sundowner drink on the viewing deck
- The drive-in and out of the camp
- Sunsets and sunrises from all areas of camp
- Sleeping out under the Namib Desert stars
General Camp Information
- Lodge type; Dune Camp
- Location; Namib Desert, Namibia
- Lodge size; 9 Star Bed Chalets
- Recommended stay; 1 night
Namib Dune Star Camp Photo Gallery
Namib Dune Star Camp is an add-on to a stay at Namib Desert Lodge, offering an experience of sleeping out under the stars for a night. An intimate camp set high up on the red dunes of the Namib Desert with views out over plains and rugged mountains in the distance.
Namib Dune Star Camp is a slow 30-minute drive away past petrified desert and desert wildlife along a sandy track.
Rooms And Suites
Nine wooden cabins all offer spectacular views, wooden sleeping decks and en-suite bathroom facilities. Cabins are within an easy walk from the central guest area and are spaced far enough apart to ensure a reasonable amount of privacy (although one can see your neighbours).
All double beds are fitted with wheels, and in the evening, under the Namib stars, your bed can be wheeled out onto the wooden deck. Bedding is suitable for all seasons; for those summer nights, the bedding is light, and for those winter nights, the bedding is heavy to keep you warm and toasty.
Cuisine And Wine
Dinners and breakfast are prepared in the kitchen by a team well known for their delicious offerings. Dinners are a three-course affair as well as a full breakfast with hot and cold options; both meals are served up in the dining area.
Only breakfast is included in the nightly rate; one has to pay in advance for the dinner back at Namib Desert Lodge.
The central guest area at Namib Dune Star Camp is small and compact, with a large wooden deck and an indoor dining area. The views from here are nothing sort of spectacular, with a 180+ degree panorama unlike any lodge in the area has to offer.
The toilets around the corner from the central guest area offer probably the best views of any toilets the team at Uyaphi.com has ever seen. A loo with a view is an understatement.
The camp is completely eco-friendly, with solar panels for hot water and electricity, while water is from a borehole located nearby.
Activities are based around short morning and afternoon nature walks in and around the surrounding dunes. The camp is more about sleeping under the stars and the amazing desert scenery than an activity base; put another way, an evening here is an activity.
Families with children older than 12 years of age are most welcome; unfortunately, under 12 years of age are not accommodated.
Namib Dune Star Camp is an intimate camp set high up on the red dunes of the Namib Desert with views out over plains and rugged mountains in the distance.
Whether you're looking for an unforgettable experience under the stars or simply a unique way to add to your stay at Namib Desert Lodge, this star camp is sure to please.
With only nine cabins available, be sure to book early!
Rates from NAD$ 2 833.00 per person
Namib Dune Star Camp Rates
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in Namibian Dollars (NAD)
*Rates may vary according to season
- Transfers to lodge
- Nature walk
- Dinner (to be paid for at Namib Desert Lodge)
- Any extras
- All drinks
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.