Wolwedans fulfilled all my expectations. It was the higlight of our Namibia tour in 2004. Unfortunately we spent only 2 nights there, had we known before how exceptional the place is, we would have stayed longer, even though it's not exactly cheap. Friends who had been there before told us to stay at the camp to get the "real desert feeling". It was a good advice.
After we were shown to our tent (very nice on a wooden terrace overlooking the desert) we were introduced to the friendly staff and had a delicious diner. There I was told to leave the tent open during the night so I could watch the wonderful night sky. Even though I was a little nervous about reptiles and insects I followed the advice and so I fell asleep while watching the stars above me. I think I never slept so well! When I got up the next morning there was a tray with hot water for tea and coffee waiting for me and so I sat outside and watched the sunrise. The day we spent with our guide (I'm sorry I forgot his name) who told us everything we wanted to know and took us to the most beautiful spots in the area. Especially the place where we had our sundowner with its spectacular view I will never forget.
As I already mentioned the place is pretty expensive but since you have no extra costs and everything is included I found that it is worth it.
- 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