Sesriem is the gateway to the Namib Desert and is a dream destination for landscape photographers. Blistering white ancient salt pans dotted with the remains of age old trees against a backdrop of rolling fiery red sand dunes. The Namib is home to a multitude of unusual plants and wildlife adapted to life in this harsh climate. Many of these are endemic to this region. Watch a sunrise from the top of the highest sand dunes, feel the desert sand beneath your toes or just snap away at the endless photo opportunities. This part of Africa is off the beaten track however a number of tours do pass through and there are several established lodges and campsites in the area to make use of.

Why we like it

Unique desert safari experience, Interesting desert wildlife, Mind-blowing landscapes

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 1500 km
Reserve Type: National Park
Big 5: No
Specialist Specie: Gemsbok (Oryx)
Malaria Area: Yes
Nearest Town: Sesriem

Accommodation in Sossusvlei and Namib Desert

Desert Camp, Namib Desert

Desert Camp in Namibia provides self-catering accommodation at its best! It is situated on the doorstep of the park, only 5km from the gate to Sossusvlei and Sesriem Canyon. It provides a fantastic 180-degree view of the surrounding desert landscape and mountains. The camp is the perfect base for nature and landscape photography enthusiasts. Desert Camp is made up of…

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Accomodation Type: Self-catering
Budget: Less than $150 p.p.p.d.

Desert Quiver Camp, Namib Desert

Desert Quiver Camp is situated on the edge of Namibia's spectacular Sesriem Region, only 5km from the main entrance gate to the park. The Camp consists of comfortable, stylish and modern self-catering accommodation, surrounded by magnificent views of granite rocky outcrops and roaming desert wildlife. Each self-catering room has an en-suite bathroom, spacious bedroom, private parking, and shaded patio areas.…

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Accomodation Type: Self-catering
Budget: Less than $150 p.p.p.d.

Greenfire Desert Lodge, Namibia

Greenfire Desert Lodge is located in southern Namibia, in the remote and beautiful Sossusvlei and Namib Desert region. The lodge is situated on a 20 000-hectare private wilderness reserve that sits next to the Namibrand Nature Reserve, which is home to a variety of desert wildlife species. The lodge's location is unique and breathtakingly beautiful- solitude-seekers will love being surrounded…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: Less than $150 p.p.p.d.

Tours and Activities in Sossusvlei and Namib Desert

5 Day Sossusvlei & Swakopmund Tour

Visit the fascinating, beautiful landscapes of the Namib Desert and Sossusvlei in Namibia, as well as the seaside town of Swakopmund, the adventure capital of the country. This 5-day tour will take you on a unique safari adventure, where you will get the chance to marvel at the distinctive landscapes of the Namib Desert: rolling red sand dunes, searing white…

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Duration: 4 nights / 5 days
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

Aspect V: Desert Aspects of Namibia

Namibia is a truly unique holiday destination. Sparsely populated, the country is made up of large tracts of desert, savannah grassland, immense canyons, and incredible wildlife parks. The landscapes are always evolving and provide a continually changing movie set as you move through the country. Experience the best of Namibia's famous deserts on this tour. Go in search of unique…

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Duration: 5 nights
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.

Aspect X: Ultimate Aspects of Southern Africa

Visit the most iconic destinations of Southern Africa on this incredible 3-week safari holiday. Visit the crown jewels of five countries: South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Mozambique. Experience a supreme safari experience in the Okavango Delta, walk through the sand dunes of the Namib Desert, get sprayed by the mighty Victoria Falls, feel the buzz and bustle of Cape…

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Duration: 3 weeks
Budget: More than $500 p.p.p.d.
Where

Lookout for

Brown Hyena
Aardwolf
Leopard
Brown Hyena
Jackal
Zebra
Springbok
Gemsbok
Ostrich

Key Species

MAMMALS
Gemsbok
Springbok
Zebra


BRIDS
Burrchell's Courser
Ludwig’s Bustard
Ruppell’s Korhaan
Namaqua Sandgrouse
Ostrich


REPTILES
Puff Adder
Namaqua Chameleon
Peringuey's Adder


TREES
Camelthorn Acacia
Grey Camel Thorn


HABITAT TYPES
Desert
Sand Dunes
Pans
Rocky Outcrops


Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 1
Mammals: 6
Birds: 7
Reptiles: 7
Trees: 5
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