Namib Desert Lodge Gallery
Namib Desert Lodge is ideally located within 60 kilometres of Sesriem, the entrance gate to Sossusvlei which is around 60 to 75-minute drive. From Sesriem to Sossusvlei, the road is tar and this will take you a further hour to complete driving at the speed limit.
Rooms are more than adequate, comfortable beds, bathrooms with showers en-suite and a small verandah for one to sit back and relax on.
The central guest area offers up two swimming pools(one for adults and one for children), a bar area, and two dining areas as well as a reception and shop. The swimming pool area is ideal for those lazy hot summer afternoons, the perfect spot to lie back and relax with of course a cool drink, beer or cocktail in hand.
Note: The roads in this region are dirt roads and the last few times that we have travelled here, the roads have been in terrible condition. Please take that into consideration when calculating your travelling times (double your travelling time).
Can we recommend a stay at Namib Desert Lodge? Yes, most definitely, Yes. We feel that this establishment offers that perfect balance between comfort, luxury and location when it comes to staying in this region of Namibia. In other words, it is perfect for those that are not looking for anything over the top, perfect for those on a budget and perfect for those on a self-drive safari.
More information can be found here: Namib Desert Lodge
All photographs have been taken by us here at Uyaphi.com with the sole purpose of showcasing the lodge and reserve from our point of view.
Photo Gallery of Namib Desert Lodge
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.