Opening in March 2020, Kwessi Dunes is situated in 15,000 hectares of exclusive desert with access to Namibia’s NamibRand Nature Reserve, just south of the dunes of Sossusvlei. The NamibRand is an extraordinary private nature reserve of over 200,000 hectares (one of the largest in southern Africa) and was established to protect and conserve the wildlife of the Namib Desert. At Kwessi Dunes you’ll find 12 cool and comfortable (and air-conditioned) chalets all with canvas walls and thatched roofs for a maximum of 28 guests. Each bedroom has a separate ‘star gazer’ room, completely open to the sky, and the perfect spot from which to watch the celestial theatre show above. Views from the rooms, the main area and the swimming pool are of the vast, desert vistas and when you can bear to tear your eyes away, enjoy quad biking, scenic drives and walks, hot air ballooning, helicopter flights, horse riding and day trips to Sossusvlei.
Hoanib Valley Camp
Hoanib Valley Camp is in the Sesfontein Community Conservancy Area, Kaokoland, in the very remote northwest of Namibia. The camp sits on the bank of the Obias River, overlooking the Hoanib River Valley, a linear oasis running through one of the most beautiful deserts in Africa, where desert-adapted elephant, giraffe, lion and rhino move freely. There are 6 tents – 5 twin/double and 1 family with 1 king size bed and 2 single beds which are raised on spacious decks, each with their own private veranda. All tents are ensuite with a separate loo &, indoor showers.
Shipwreck Lodge is the only lodge inside the Skeleton Coast National Park, 45km north of Mowe Bay, on the mouth of the Hoarusib River. The area contains irreplaceable and vulnerable wildlife habitat for species of the highest conservation importance, including black rhino, elephant, black faced impala and the Hartmann’s mountain zebra. The 10 cabins (8 twins and 2 family with 2 extra beds) have been uniquely styled to look like the shipwrecks that dot the coast. All are ensuite (with indoor showers), solar powered and have wood burning stoves to ward off the coastal chill.
Safarihoek is in the heart of the 600 square- kilometre Etosha Heights Private Reserve. Elusive mountain zebra, kudu and lion hide in the dolomite hills, and the waterholes attract large numbers of antelope and elephant. The Etosha area is famous for rhino sightings, and the reserve is home to both white and black rhino. Safarihoek has 11 chalets, all with a view: 8 luxury, 2 classic and 1 family suite. Ensuite bathrooms with indoor showers. The 8 luxury chalets have outdoorshowers. Each has a writing desk, minibar and tea and coffee stations. All are air-conditioned and have electronic safes, hair dryers and mosquito nets.
Safari House is just to the northeast of Safarihoek Lodge in the heart of the 600 square-kilometre Etosha Heights Private Reserve. Elusive mountain zebra, kudu and lion hide in the dolomite hills, and the waterholes attract large numbers of antelope and elephant. Safari House is a private farmhouse with 3 ensuite bedrooms. Each room is air-conditioned with a private, sliding door entrance. The house can sleep a maximum of 6 adults, with the possibility of adding 3 extra children at an additional cost.
Etosha Mountain Lodge
Etosha Mountain Lodge is in the heart of the 600 square-kilometre Etosha Heights Private Reserve. Elusive mountain zebra, kudu and lion hide in the dolomite hills, and the waterholes attract large numbers of antelope and elephant. Etosha Mountain Lodge has 7 thatched chalets: 6 doubles/twins and 1 family (NB from 15 April 2019, there will be 2 extra twin chalets). A thatched ‘Lapa’ area is at the heart of camp and contains a restaurant, bar, reading lounge and anindoor fireplace. There’s also an outdoor boma andBBQ area, and an outdoor swimming pool.
Malansrus Tented Camp
You will find Malansrus Tented Camp nestled between beautiful shady Mopane trees, with spectacular views onto a set of granite “koppies” close by. Situated on the banks of a sidearm of the Aba Huab River, just 16km east of the Twyfelfontein turnoff on the D2612, the camp has 10 en-suite guest tents and one main tented area. The tents are located well apart to ensure privacy, however, are still within comfortable walking distance to the main facilities. The all new custom-made spacious tented accommodation provides the ideal overnight facility for guests seeking the adventure of a tented camp without sacrificing luxury.
Ozondjou is the Herero word for “on the tracks of the desert elephants” and this is exactly what awaits guests at Ozondjou Trails, as they will not come closer to these gentle giants anywhere else in Namibia. The base camp of the Elephant Human Relations Aid (EHRA) is situated close to Ozondjou Trails and knowledgeable guides inform guests about the elephant population, the farmers living in this area who coexist with the elephants, and the scientists who work to protect the elephants daily. Consisting of only eight comfortable en-suite Meru tents, Ozondjou Trails opened in September 2016.
Desert Hills Glamping
Set on a ridge, Desert Hills Glamping Camp offers amazing views over the valley beneath. Promising tranquillity and serenity, the camp is located off the normal tourist track and yet still close enough to Sossusvlei and Sesriem for day visits. Situated just 17km south of the Sesriem turnoff on the C19, the camp is situated in an isolated scenic valley on a private farm approximately 1.5km away from Desert Hills Lodge. Even though Desert Hills Glamping Camp is a tented camp, it is not comparable to one at all. Each tent has been built with a wooden- style frame and canvas panelling covered by a wide flysheet to avoid extreme heat, but to still provide the tented effect.