We stayed at the dune camp for the last two nights of our 3-week Namibian adventure. It was a perfect place to decompress and relax before the long flights back to the U.S. The scenery was spectacular. The food was the best we had had at any lodge in Africa. But overall impact was subtle -- no herds of elephants, lion kills, flocks of antelope. Rather the scattered oryx and springbok, and a focus on smaller creatures of the desert -- lizards, spiders, geckos, snakes, birds, etc. But what a wonderful and relaxed end to our trip. The tent was very comfortable with a great shower and soft bed. The staff was knowledgeable and accommodating. The "sundowners" had spectacular vistas. And the quality of the guides was outstanding. Consider your expectations before booking a visit, but if you love desert ecology and scenery, this is the place to go.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- DUNE CAMP – has six canvas tents built on stilts atop a 250-metre-high grass covered dune. A spacious deck allows for sleeping outdoors under the stars, and an en-suite bathroom completes this very civilized camping experience. The main area comprises a lounge, dining area and open-plan kitchen, which allows guests to chat to the chef while their meals are being prepared. The charm of Dune Camp, lies in its tranquil and intimate atmosphere, capturing the romance of a bygone era. ... more less