We flew in from Swakopmund over the dunes and saw this interesting set of 'cabins' nestled against the mountain as we came in for our landing. We were picked up and driven to the Lodge early enough before sunset that we could enjoy the beauty of the setting as well as the lodge itself. This was the place we saw from our small plane. The night was quiet and sleep was easy. This was to be a very early morning wakeup as we were trying to get to the top of Big Daddy dune by sunrise. So, missing breakfast we drove to the dunes, very happy that we were staying inside the park so we could travel when we wanted to, and began the hike upward. As the sun rose above the distant mountains, some folks were up there already and we were pretty close. This morning was to be one of the true highlights of our trip, hiking Big Daddy, plunge walking together down the dune into Dead Vlei, photographing Dead Vlei almost by ourselves and then, as the folks from outside the gates began to arrive, having a picnic on site. On the way back to the Lodge, we stopped at the Canyon nearby to marvel at the natural beauty of this place, so near, yet so deep in the ground. For our second night there, we could appreciate the positioning of the cabins on the raised boardwalk that allowed us to enjoy the jackals on the ground and still feel safe. In the morning, we could partake of the very nice buffet laid out for us. Even though this Lodge is in the middle of the desert, there was a power plant, diesel generators, hidden away on the other side of the mountain and obviously very quiet, as no sounds were heard in the night at all.
- Also Known As:
- Sossus Dune Hotel Sesriem
- Sossus Dune Lodges Namibia/Sesriem