I'm a bit confused about the gates opening hours at Sesriem. If we stay in Sesriem, when can we get inside the park? Some information says, that those who stay in Sesriem, are allowed to go inside the park one hour before sunrise and must leave one hour after sunset. Other information says, that only by staying in Sossus Dune Lodge is it possible to get inside the park earlier. If we'd stay in Sossus Dune Lodge, could we really get to the dunes much earlier than people staying somewhere else?
Is the last 5 km to Sossusvlei easily drivable with 4x4 even without any prior experience in driving on sand?