Namibia is big and spacious. Vast. The landscape stretches for miles (kilometers) often with nothing but nature.
Visitors discover there are not too many stops between Windhoek, the capital city, and Sossusvlei besides a stop in Solitaire. Yet visitors also discover the journey is well worth it. And even more so if you stay at the Sossusvlei Lodge.
Sossusvlei Lodge Location and Accommodation
The Lodge, one the closest to the park entrance and access to the Red Sand Dunes of Sossusvlei, provided relaxing grounds with a chance to recharge with stunning views.
The select private accommodations, half tent, half cement were 100% adventurous and quite comfortable too. And if you did decide to get too comfortable, a bedside sand storm warning card reminded you, yes you are in Namibia, but all you need to do is step outside for that too.
African Game for Dinner
Game. All the different types of game from A to Zebra appear on the menu. Everything hunted in the wild in Namibia was available for tasting each night. Yes, the standards chicken, pork, beef and lamb could also all be found, but the culinary curious could try springbok, kudu, ostrich, wart hog, oryx, zebra, bleesbok, and hartbeest. Yes, all wild and actually quite wonderful too and dare I say delicious.
A Visit to the Adventure Centre
An easy stop for me to recommend. Inside I talked to a guide about the many options available.
Since you can actually see the “milk” of the Milky Way galaxy at night, the lodge offers a stargazer adventure. But with an early, and full moon, the better option for my time at lodge was the sunset adventure (quite appropriate too). Next time I visit Namibia I certainly hope for more adventures in the sand dunes.
As soon as we returned from the sunset adventure, I climbed up the tower to look out on the darkness before the moon illuminated the night sky. I was treated to amazing views of the galaxy.
Tip: Bring your Binoculars to the bar. Outside are a few tables, probably a few too little so arrive early or be patient, you can watch a distant watering hole. Yes, as you are at your local watering hole, enjoying a beer, but from here you can watch the wild of Africa come to take their drink too. This is not TV, and after the sun sets at Sossusvlei Lodge it does get interesting in the darkness.
I can’t recommend Namibia enough for those who want experience emptiness and love to marvel at the wonders of nature. Sossusvlei Lodge served as an oasis for my travels there. A luxurious spot considering where you are in the world, with great food, tour options, and watering holes for everyone.
If you take seven days across Namibia you need to spend at least two here, but you’ll want more than that. I did.
As for cost, it was part of a package deal with Vantage so I didn’t have incidentals. But for this type of adventure, it’s the cost of getting here, more than accommodations, which is why seven days is not nearly enough.
Stay luxurious, Craig
this post is part of the Where to Stay series.