Namib Dune Star Camp Gallery
Namib Dune Star Camp is not a lodge, camp or hotel, rather look at Namib Dune Star Camp more as an overnight excursion in the Namib Desert. An excursion that offers up comfortable rooms, dinner and a sunset walk and drinks option, an excursion where one can simply pull your bed out onto the verandah and sleep under a canopy of African stars.
The rooms are not "star beds" as such in other words, all rooms have roofs. But they do have a trick up their sleeves and that is beds come with wheels attached. So in the evening, one can roll your bed out onto the verandah where one can sleep out under the stars.
The reason for the rooms have roofs is actually quite a simple one, winter, winter here in the desert is seriously cold and many people cannot cope with a whole night under the stars. So you start out under the stars and then when you have nearly frozen, you simply wheel your bed back inside for some warmth.
Can we recommend a stay at Namib Dune Star Camp? Well, Yes. We think that it is a perfect add on to a desert experience when staying at either Namib Desert Lodge or The Desert Grace. Just something that is a little different.
More information can be found here: Namib Dune Star Camp
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 Dune Star Camp
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.