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Dune Star Camp

Walking Trails near Sossusvlei - Namibia

Dune Star Camp is all about walking and offers the wonderful opportunityfor guided hikes in the Namib Desert. Your overnight stay under the stars is in a scenic and remote desert setting. After booking in at Namib Desert Lodge you will be driven to the camp in an open-safari vehicle. You will be accompanied by an experienced guide sharing his knowledge of the flora, fauna and geology of the area en-route, including the history of several fossilized dunes.

At Dune Star Camp you will be surrounded by stunning landscapes on both your drives and walks. To the west rows of dunes trail off over the horizon contrasting to the endless grassy plains to the east extending to the foot of distant mountains. The camp's central area has a wide balcony with unrivaled views and is the ideal place to sip on a sundowner drink. Namib Dune Star Camp is an eco-friendly camp where consideration has been taken in the design and construction to ensure that it leaves a minimal footprint. Solar panels on the cabins provide hot water and lights, and water is pumped from a nearby borehole. Hot water and electricity is limited and no fan, air conditioning or power points are available.

Each cabin has an en-suite bathroom, a large bedroom and a spacious deck. The rooms are equipped with a double bed that can be wheeled out for a night under the southern skies. Each room has an extra non movable single bed making it perfect for families or friends. Extra bedding is supplied for those cooler winter nights under the stars.

As Dune Star Camp is not reachable in your own vehicle, guests are dependent on trasfers to reach the camp the following itinerary is in place:

Day 1:

Check-in at Namib Desert Lodge: arrival latest at 15:30 to leave for Namib Dune Star Camp at 16:30. Kindly note that guests arriving late for the shuttle departing to Dune Star Camp will be charged a surcharge of N$100 per person.
Drive to Namib Dune Star Camp in a 4x4 vehicle. Guests´ luggage will be transferred to Namib Dune Star Camp. Check-in at Namib Dune Star Camp.
Guided dune walk of approximately 1 hour at Namib Dune Star Camp.

Day 2:
Early start: wake-up call at 5:30 a.m. with coffee / tea / biscuits at the bungalow, followed by a guided sunrise walk (approximately 1 hour) in the surrounding dunes of the Namib Dune Star Camp.
After the walk, you will have time to freshen up and depart on a 30 minute drive back to Namib Desert Lodge, where a hearty breakfast awaits you.
Kindly note that the shuttle for your breakfast at Namib Desert Lodge only departs from Namib Dune Star Camp between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. Unfortunately no earlier shuttle is available. Please plan your further journey on this day or excursions to Sossusvlei accordingly.

Keep in mind:
To make the excursion worthwhile and enjoyable, we recommend a one-night stay at Namib Desert Lodge, followed by a night at Namib Dune Star Camp, or vice versa.
When staying at Namib Desert Lodge, please note that check-out time is 10:00 a.m. No day-rooms are available at Namib Desert Lodge.
At Namib Dune Star Camp hot water and electricity is limited and no fan, air conditioning or plug points (power sockets) are available.
For the nature walk, remember to wear comfortable shoes and a hat.
Guides are English speaking.
Your rate for the Namib Dune Star Camp is bed and breakfast based, therefore dinners, drinks and any extras incurred during your stay must be paid at the reception of Namib Desert Lodge on departure.
Namib Dune Star Camp is not suitable for children aged 12 years or younger.


Accommodation in Namibia

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  • Dune Star Camp: Camp And Surrounds
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activities in the area

Ballooning over Sossusvlei

Drift over the dune fields at Sossusvlei and enjoy a champagne breakfast wherever the wind takes you

Scenic Flights

light aircraft regularly depart on scenic flights over Sossusvlei and its surroundings

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Directions to the lodge

Namib Desert Lodge is situated 60 km north of Sesriem on the C19. The turn off is well marked and the lodge is a further 5 kilometres from the main road - you will need to stay here for one night before joining the walk to Namib Dune Camp.

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