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Desert Camp

Namibia Coast

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Desert Camp overview

Desert Camp is self-catering accommodation.  Simple and comfortable and, at just 6km from the Sesriem entrance to the Namib-Naukluft National Park, this is a prime option for your stay here while exploring this stunning, scenic area.

There are 20 units in total, built from stone and canvas. Inside, the room is spacious, and comfortably furnished.  There are twin beds and a sleeper couch, so 4 can sleep here comfortably, there is a luggage area with hanging space and an en-suite bathroom with shower, basin and toilet. Outside, is the adjoining shaded verandah has a kitchenette area and picnic table. There is also has a 2-plate hob, an under-counter fridge and an outdoor braai (bbq). 

Reception has most things you would need to self-cater, including firewood and firelighters, they can even order groceries for you. However, if you would prefer a delicious meal to be prepared for you, it is possible to book a table at the nearby Sossusvlei Lodge which is 5km away. In the main area there is also a well stocked bar serving up cold beers, a big screen TV and a refreshing swimming pool.  This is a great budget option for couples, families or small groups travelling together who want to be near the park entrance to make the most of this beautiful area.

The views here are to be seen to be believed, it's such a beautiful area of Namibia. There is a demarcated walking trail around camp which you are free to explore and there is also an Activity Centre at nearby Sossusvlei Lodge where excursions such as nature drives, sundowner trips, guided nature walks, archery, scenic flights and more can be booked.


Open: Desert Camp is open year round.

Location: Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia. 

Rooms:  There are 20 self-catering accommodation units. Each has twin beds, a sleeper couch and en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and basin.  The shaded veranda houses a small kitchenette with hob, fridge and washing up area along with a picnic table and bbq.

Activities: A nature trail around camp can be explored on foot, you are free to explore the Namib-Naukluft park in your 4x4 or partake in organised excursions (extra cost) which you can book at the nearby Sossuslvei Lodge

Facilities:  There is a bar area, large outdoor boma, swimming pool and reception.  The bar also has a large screen TV which will show any major sporting events.

Dining: Desert Camp is a self-catering affair.  Food packs can be ordered from reception or you may opt to book a table at the nearby Sossusvlei Lodge, just 5km away.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.

Health: This is a very low risk malaria area. 

Communication: There is no internet or WiFi at Desert Camp, but you are welcome to use the internet at Sossusvlei Lodge.

Amanda Marks
Tracy Edwards
Dave Lock
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