Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Lantern-lit ambinece at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge on the edge of the Namib-Naukluft National Park.

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge overlooks the magical sprawl of the ancient Namib Desert.

Price From:
POA
Type:
Lodge
Level:
Luxury Five Star
Star Rating:
Five Star
Location:
Sossusvlei, Namibia
No of Units:
10

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is found in the NamibRand Nature Reserve. This reserve shares a border to the west with the Namib-Naukluft National Park, which makes it a fine destination for a unique safari in Namibia. The imposing red dunes of Sossusvlei are found nearby. This desert landscape is home to a surprising number of mammal species both great and small. The Namib also boasts fascinating plant life. Some species of flora which occur here are found nowhere else.

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is set at the foot of a mountain. Ten spacious stone and glass desert villas are scattered with incredible views of a grass plain and the red dunes in the distance. Experience the glorious starlit sky in the comfort of your bed by gazing though the star-viewing skylight. Each glass-encased en suite bathroom has an indoor and outdoor shower to enhance your safari experience. The units are also equipped with private verandas and a split-level lounge area with a fireplace.

With the same stone and glass theme as the villas, the main lodge area is split into two levels. It offers quiet hideaways, viewing decks, a bar and a dining room with a well-stocked wine cellar. The lounge area leads onto a veranda and a library equipped with books and CD's that provide interesting information about the area. An observatory is provided, where guests can spend hours exploring the night sky during the evening. A pool and safari shop are also situated in the main complex.

Guests fly to Windhoek from O R Tambo International Airport and are then transferred to Eros Airport where they will board a chartered flight to Sossusvlei Desert Lodge. Situated within close proximity of the striking red dunes of Sossusvlei, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge provides guests with luxury accommodation in one of the most unique, near-alien landscapes on the continent. When the desert heat begins to encroach, guests can cool off in the refreshing embrace of the lodge pool.

Nature drives in open-air 4x4 vehicles offer spectacular scenery and inimitable encounters with the desert’s curious creatures. The NamibRand Nature Reserve is home to zebra, cheetah, kudu, leopard, baboon, steenbok and the majestic dune-treading gemsbok (oryx). Alternatively, guests can enhance their safari by exploring some of the highest dunes in the world by foot, 4x4 or quad bike. Evenings are typically star-centered, with the resident astronomers unraveling the mysteries of the night sky.

Starting Date:
Any date specified by clients
Starting Point:
Johannesburg
Ending Point:
Johannesburg
Duration:
3 Days/2 Nights
(More nights can be added at an additional charge)
Flights:
  • Johannesburg to Windhoek round trip
  • Windhoek to Sossusvlei Desert Lodge round trip
Transfers:
  • None
Additional:
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Flights as specified
  • Transfers as specified
  • Meals on a full board basis
  • Two safari activities daily
  • Tourism levy
  • All applicable taxes
  • Land transportation in air conditioned vehicles
Excluded:
  • International airfare (to South Africa, and home)
  • Personal and medical insurance
  • Premier drinks not included at the lodge
  • Gratuities

Riaan's Review

The best place to enjoy a desert safari in Southern Africa is Sossusvlei. The isolation of the region and the endless open spaces are almost haunting in nature. It tends to bring a calmness to your being in some mysterious way. Sossusvlei Desert Lodge offers truly luxurious accommodations for those intent on enjoying a safari in this region of Namibia. You will definitely not see as much wildlife as on a safari to Etosha, but you will most certainly find the experience enriching.

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