We had a great stay at Desert Camp! We were greeted and looked after by Francis who was friendly and informative. Reading some of the TripAdvisor reviews from other visitors shows me that Desert Camp must have made some improvements because we had air con in the rooms. I was really surprised by the great quality of the rooms in the canvas tents. Nice beds, awesome bathroom, plenty of air flow through the tents if you unzip the windows. Not sure why people were complaining about it being cold at night as there are plenty of extra blankets in the cupboard. Cool little kitchenette that zips away nicely so it's protected from bugs/etc. Super cold fridge a winner to keep those Windhoek Lagers nice 'n chilly!
Ordering the raw foods to cook yourself was a major bonus. Was very happy with the quality and price. I thought I had ordered 1 kudu steak and 1 beef steak, but we got 3 little kudu steaks and 2 beef steaks! Boerewors, 2 salads, 2 potatoes wrapped in tin foil, 1 tomato & 1 onion all came to R120! Excellent value. If you pay a R300 returnable deposit, you get a green trunk with all the utensils you'd need to cook and eat your chow, including tea & coffee. We had our own wood and firefighters, but those are on sale as well if you didn't bring your own.
We were happily awoken by 2 owls perched on our tent at 3am in the morning. Incredible moonrise and sunrise all included in the price! Very near to the entrance of the Sossuvlei Park (about 2km's). Great swimming pool & bar.
I highly recommend Desert Camp. It's 1/3 of the price of Sossusvlei Lodge & if I was offered the choice to stay anywhere in that area again & had no idea of the rates, I would have chosen Desert Camp anyway because to us it was the most authentic, chilled Namib Desert experience. It's a shame that the gate keepers and staff at the actual entrance to Sossuvlei Park weren't as friendly and helpful as those at Desert Camp.
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- Also Known As:
- Sossusvlei Desert Camp Hotel Sossusvlei
- Desert Camp Sossusvlei, Namibia - Namib-Naukluft Park