Accommodation, Southern Namibia

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

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The Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is one of the top lodges in the country providing its guests with the ultimate in desert luxury. The lodge sits in an ideal location for exploration next to the NamibRand Nature Reserve, the world’s oldest desert. One of the highlights of a stay at this lodge is the incredible view of the night sky, which can be enjoyed and interpreted with help of the oft-resident astronomer.

The lodge offers just 10 intimate, air conditioned, spacious chalets built and decorated with neutral coloured stone, paintwork and decor. The chalets provide private bathrooms offering both indoor and outdoor showers with elegant glass doors. Each chalet has an open plan design with a double bed that can be changed to a twin if desired. Above the beds is a skylight enabling guests to fall asleep under the stars if the wish. Downstairs is a living area with comfortable seating, well-stocked mini bar and CD player. Outside there is a terrace with sun loungers and a personal telescope for the avid stargazer.

The main reception building also houses the restaurant, bar and upstairs lounge. The restaurant serves delicious a la carte meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner and changes its menu every seven days. Upstairs is a communal lounge with plenty of seating, satellite TV and library and outside terrace with powerful computer-controlled telescope. Just down from the main building is a small but inviting pool fed by an underground spring, great for relaxing in the heat of the day. The lodge has created a small waterhole visited by antelope, birds and occasionally foxes or jackals.

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Sossusvlei Desert Lodge -24.779536, 15.888596 Sossusvlei Desert LodgeView

Facilities

Private bathroom, restaurant, lounge, bar, swimming pool, library, satellite TV, air-conditioning, CD player, mini-bar and telescopes.

Local Wildlife

The impressive desert landscape is the main attraction of a visit but gemsbok, springbok, kudu and Hartmann’s mountain zebra, are commonly seen. Although many other mammals such as cape fox, black-backed jackal, brown hyena and leopard are present in the mountains they are rarely seen. Birds include ostrich, Ruppell’s korahan, Karoo scrub robin and vultures. Desert adapted reptiles such as geckos, sand snakes and side-winding vipers also occur in the region and many interesting insects such as scorpions and beetles can be spotted at night.

Optional Activities

Stargazing, nature walks, scenic drives, quad biking, visit to a waterfall and excursions in the Sossusvlei dunes.

Alan Godwin

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding our Namibia tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

Beautiful country with a wide range of opportunities on offer – wildlife viewing, varied scenery, culture and memorable sunsets. The colours, shapes and shadows of Deadvlei at dawn will stay with me forever. Very helpful and informative discussions with Alan Godwin before booking.  Everyone in country did their bit at the right time in the right place. I felt very well looked after. The care and attention to detail was outstanding and this helped me to relax and enjoy the experience and enabled me to begin to make new but different memories.

Mrs RF- Suffolk