If you have ever dreamt of gliding across the stark red sand dunes of the Namib desert in a hot-air balloon, Sossusvlei Lodge - at the Sesriem gate of the Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia, should definitely be your destination.
The unique architecture of this luxury lodge pays tribute to its African desert surroundings. Building materials such as adobe bricks combine effortlessly with canvas, which arguably makes Sossusvlei Lodge Namibia’s most elegant luxury establishment. Small wonder then that Sossusvlei Lodge was named Namibia’s best lodge in 2006 and has also received a silver award of excellence.
Sossusvlei Lodge can be reached by gravel road from Windhoek, Marienthal and Swakopmund, but if you are in a hurry to be spoilt at this luxury lodge, a chartered flight from Windhoek will be a good choice. D826, Sesriem, Namibia
Guests are accommodated in 45 luxury tent rooms, all en-suite with air-conditioning, in sophisticated African style. Each room has its own balcony, providing you with a breathtaking view of the surrounding Namib desert. Enjoy a desert swim in the sparkling pool at Sossusvlei Lodge before enjoying an ice-cold Namibian beer (offered on-tap in the bar). Dine in style under the starlit skies of Namibia:traditional Namibian gourmet dishes are complemented by excellent South African wines. Entertainment comes in the form of desert animals - like the springbok and hyena, visiting the nearby floodlit waterhole.
While Sossusvlei Lodge at Sesriem is a luxury lodge, it is also an eco-friendly destination. All lights are solar-powered and the eco-friendly buildings are shaded by camel thorn trees.
Due to its proximity to Sesriem, Sossusvlei Lodge offers a number of guided excursions into Sossusvlei and the Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia. The area is renowned for its giant sand dunes that are ever-changing in shape and colour. Eco-friendly quad bike excursions, scenic flights across the desert, sand boarding, sundowner trips into the desert and hot-air balloon trips will make your stay unforgettable. A breakfast quad bike trip is even on offer, where you can watch the day break across the Namib desert while enjoying a breakfast served on a table made from petrified mud!