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Camp Sossus Immersive Exploration Retreats

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Shoulder Season Rate
Fully inclusive per person
From NAD 5 335.00

High Season Rate
Fully inclusive per person
From NAD 6 325.00

Number of Rooms
6 Tented Rooms
2 Night minimum stay



Camp Sossus emphasises every aspect of our intention to redefine immersive exploration and luxury. Our own definition of this encompasses privacy, intimacy, experiential focus and total flexibility, all whilst being perfectly comfortable. The camp offers just six tented guest rooms and is open year-round, providing a great alternative to any traditional lodge or camp in the Sossusvlei area, whilst offering unparalleled opportunities for immersive exploration of the Namib Desert environment. The large west-facing windows and south-facing doors in the tented guest rooms allow natural cooling by the predominant afternoon south westerly wind, and the tents all have a basic infrastructure that offers important comforts. These include semi open-air en suite bathrooms with flush toilets and hot bucket showers with locally sourced amenities, comfortable extra-length three-quarter twin beds, solar lighting, 220V electrical charging station, pedestal fan, shaded patio, shaded day-bed and a magnificent star bed. The essence of the camp therefore remains both experiential and immersive.

At a Glance

  • Open year-round
  • Open to everyone and available to be booked on a per tented room basis
  • Local Airstrips at Hammerstein and Witwater
  • Access for self-drivers via a designated pick-up point (directions supplied upon booking confirmation)
  • Bookings of 5 rooms or more qualify for exclusive use - subject to availability and any existing bookings 
  • Children 6 years and older welcome (6 – 12 years pay 50% of adult rate).
    • No private vehicle requirement for families with children (but can be booked on request).
    • Two-way radios provided for multiple tented room family bookings to facilitate communication between the tented rooms.
    • Kiddies’ menu and family-friendly activities available.
    • Families with children younger than 6 welcome if exclusive use is booked
  • Minimum 2 night stays (3 nights recommended)
  • Fully inclusive rate including all meals, local drinks and scheduled activities
  • 6 shaded state-of-the-art all-weather en-suite tented rooms
  • Semi-open-air bathrooms with flush toilet and hot water bucket shower
  • Star beds above the bathroom of each tented room
  • Shaded day-bed/sala
  • In-tented room 220V charging stations
  • Spacious communal lounge with fireplace, communal family-style dining room (private dining can be arranged), campfire circle and viewing deck
  • Separate WI-FI lounge
  • Only 30 minutes’ drive to the Sesriem gate with access to the Sossusvlei Dunes
  • Activities include biking, hiking, star gazing, Sossusvlei excursion and nature drives
  • Unique and intriguing desert swimming pools
  • Waterhole for wildlife viewing
  • Artisan coffee
  • 100% solar powered


Camp Sossus is located on the Namib Tsaris Conservancy which is nestled between the Nubib and Zaris Mountains, a mere thirty minutes’ drive from the gateway to Sossusvlei and the Great Namib Sand Sea which is a World Heritage Site. The Conservancy was founded by Landscape Conservationist Swen Bachran in 2010, and it serves as a natural buffer from the harshest desert conditions and a refuge that is vital to wildlife through the dry season. Eight years of intensive work to reverse sixty years of inappropriate farming practices, including the removal of 89 km of internal fencing, the installation of wildlife watering points, the improvement of road networks, the rehabilitation of land and the reintroduction of wildlife that historically occurred here, has resulted in one of the most picturesque and ecologically sound tracts of land in the area. The Conservancy has gravel plains, mountainous areas with dry river valleys as well as a large raised plateau which towers above the desert below, and it is now home to some of largest concentrations of wildlife in the area, including Oryx, Springbok, Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra, Burchell’s Zebra, Kudu, Hartebeest, Giraffe, Steenbok, Klipspringer, Bat-eared Fox, and Aardwolf, as well as predators such as Leopard, Cheetah and Spotted Hyena.  Plans for the acquisition of adjoining land to extension of the Conservancy are ongoing, as well as dropping fences to neighbouring like-minded conservation areas. 






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