Sossus Dune Lodge

Sossus Dune Lodge


Namibia’s diverse landscapes and wildlife rank among those wonders of nature that created the image and fascination of the African dream.


Allow yourself to be hooked by Africa’s magic and discover the beauty of the vast continent. Without any doubt, one of the best places to do so is the Sossus Dune Lodge set amidst the Namib-Naukluft Park and opened as recently as 2007.


The Namib Naukluft Park is stunning 50,000 square kilometres large, a vast expanse that is almost as large as Ireland. read more » In the east, the park is limited by the Kalahari and in the west by the Namib Desert.


The scenery is stunning and dominated by soaring dunes and rugged mountain cliffs. Measuring as much as 325 metres, the imposing sand dunes attract photographers and artists alike. The colour changes dramatically, depending on the time of day and lighting, from orange to red and apricot.


One can not escape the sensation of solitude and seclusion that the vast Namib-Naukluft Park radiates. However, this is quickly put into perspective by the abundant wildlife.


Springboks, kudus, leopards, zebras and baboons all inhabit the region to name just a handful. The diversity is furthermore boosted by countless bird species including majestic eagles. On safaris and hikes, well-trained guides and trackers introduce you to this exotic ecosystem.


The Sossus Dune Lodge is the first that the Namibia Wildlife Resorts Group offers in the Namib-Naukluft Park. Already a success, the Sossus Dune Lodge is composed of 23 chalets and two honeymoon suites arranged like an African village and set atop elevated platforms.


Of course, you unit features an unobstructed view of the dune scenery all around. Moreover, a restaurant, bar and a swimming pool invite you to kick back and relax amidst the rugged backdrop. Lean back and gaze at the brilliant night sky – welcome to Namibia!


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Opened as recently as 2007, the Sossus Dune Lodge is the first lodge of the Namibia Wildlife Resorts Group in the Namib-Naukluft Park. As such, it has already become a beacon of ecologically friendly operations read more » and sustainable tourism.


Perfectly adapted to its rugged surroundings, the Sossus Dune Lodge has been designed like an African village that features a collection of huts nestling beneath typical cone-shaped roofs.


Natural materials were used to construct the 23 chalets and two honeymoon suites, the most apparent being quality wood, toughened linen and straw thatching. The result is at once authentic and luxurious.


The interior meets the high standards set by the design. The select furniture is characterised by warm colours and natural textiles. The small huts are all set atop elevated platforms and are strung up along a boardwalk.


Of course, the Sossus Dune Lodge’s amenities include a bar, restaurant and an inviting pool – just the place to unwind after a long and dusty day spent exploring Namibia’s great outdoors.


It is not only the dune scenery that slackens the jaw, opens the eye and charms the soul. At night, lean back and gaze up into the brilliant heavens for a view of the night sky as you might have never seen it before.


The sunsets are equally stirring. The vibrant colours of the sun pouring its fire into the horizon paint the dunes in intensive shades ranging from red to purple.


You may look forward to these awe-inspiring moments of great natural beauty just as you may look forward to the comfortable Sossus Dune Lodge in the Namib-Naukluft Park!


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An area almost as large as Ireland, amazing 50,000 square kilometres, which is at once the least populated in Namibia and the most stunningly beautiful – look forward to the Namib Naukluft Park!


The read more » elegant Sossus Dune Lodge is located right at the heart of this wilderness wonderland. It is the perfect basis for exploring the surroundings on long tours and hikes or just for leaning back for a spot of star-gazing.


The landscape radiates exotic beauty par excellence. Bordered by the Kalahari Desert in the east and the Namib Desert in the west, some of the Namib Naukluft Park’s most distinguishing features are the 325 metres high sand dunes.


Another awe-inspiring experience is a visit to the Sossusvlei: gigantic salt and clay pans that framed by the towering dunes. In a wet year, the Sossusvlei may even hold several centimetres of water.


With the water comes the wildlife. Countless flamingos and other birds colour the stark landscape and create magical photo moments. Magic is also the right description for the early morning and late afternoon hours, when the glowing sand dunes cast long and ominous shades.


In the Namib Naukluft Park, the flora and fauna put on a show that often comes as a surprise considering the harsh conditions. The experienced guides will introduce you to the region’s great diversity and explain about strategies of adaptation to the rough surroundings.


Later, at night, lean back and enjoy the startling beauty of the Africa night sky – far from the luminosity of a city or polluting smog. On your private deck or next to the bar, let your thoughts fly to the brilliant heavens and replay the day’s adventures in your mind. Welcome to Africa!


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