Our schedules get so hectic that all one would think of is a dose of fresh air, not to mention some peace and quietness to unwind. In such a soul stirring country with a spectacular natural beauty, remote and intimate lodges, as well as a rich diversity of cultures and wildlife, it might be so hard to decide as to where one would want to go. To help you get out of that rut and plan on your next vacation within a twinkling of an eye, we have listed 3 of the very best places to visit.
Located in seclusion, on the rim of the majestic Etosha Salt Pan and far away from the public self-drive routes, Onkoshi provides a beautiful escape within the Etosha National Park. The 15 freestanding chalets overlook the vast pan, which is home to a variety of exotic wildlife, including a crowd of pink flamingos and 4 of the big 5 game in the rainy season. The unobstructed panoramic sunrises and sunsets are spectacular sights to behold. At night, the stars fill the vast open African sky, allowing for sensational stargazing opportunities.
The exclusive chalets are built on elevated wooden decks, with thatched roofs and large, wooden-framed retractable doors permitting spectacular panoramic views. Rooms are tastefully equipped with locally crafted fittings and furnishings to create a natural ambiance. Each chalet has two queen beds, except in the honeymoon chalet where a king-size bed is provided.
The restaurant and bar at Onkoshi ensure a succulent and delightful evening for all. Guests may relax on the sun deck or by the swimming pool that overlooks the breath-taking Etosha pan. Onkoshi organizes morning and afternoon game drives, allowing guests to indulge their curiosity in Namibian flora and fauna, and offers them a remarkable photography opportunity. Onkoshi Camp is committed to sustainability, running exclusively on solar power.
Distance from key cities/ areas:
Windhoek – 513 km
Swakopmund – 641 km
Sossusvlei – 875 km
Per person N$ 1500
Single person N$ 1500
Per person N$ 1700
Single person N$ 1700
Game Drives: Morning and Afternoon = N$ 550 pp
Sossus Dune Lodge
Sossus Dune Lodge is built in an eco-friendly manner to resemble a traditional Namibian village. Located inside the Namib-Naukluft National Park, the lodge boasts 25 spacious chalets, each offering a view of either the mountains and Sesriem Canyon or the spectacular dunes. Located in the heart of the world’s oldest desert, Sossus Dune Lodge has the best beds in the region, and every chalet is equipped with all of the amenities to make your stay enjoyable. The Namib Desert is home to the world-renowned Sossusvlei salt and clay pan, which lies in close proximity to lodge. In fact, from the property, you can reach Sossusvlei before sunrise, and stay until after sunset- a special and unique amenity from your stay with us. Upon returning from a busy day of sightseeing, you can relax by the lodge’s swimming pool, or tantalize your taste buds at the restaurant or bar while gazing at the stars. If you are feeling adventurous, then why not try Namib by Night – a guided desert walk. Learn about the region, and marvel at the breath of the sparkling African sky. Other activities such as the sunset drives, guided nature drives, and walks to the Sesriem Canyon offer a unique opportunity to be mesmerized by the beauty and the biological diversity of the Namib Desert.
Distance from key cities/areas:
Windhoek – 306 km
Swakopmund – 349 km
Etosha National Park – 721 km
Dune chalet N$ 1500
Honeymoon chalet N$ 1700
Dolomite Camp is located in a previously restricted scenic area in the western region of Etosha National Park, rich in biodiversity due to the absence of mainstream tourism. The dolomite formations in the area give the camp its name and provide a lush vista. With no less than 15 waterholes, wildlife sightings are very common around the camp and provide excellent photography opportunities. Black and white Rhino have often been spotted at the Klip-pan waterhole. Moreover, the specially arranged game drives bring you to the most exclusive areas of the park, generally only known to conservationists. This area is also home to hundreds of plant species, which bloom at different time of the year, giving Dolomite Camp its seasonal cadence of colors, aroma and mood. It is a must-see for botany enthusiasts.
The camp offers two types of luxurious chalets for lodging –
En suite and Deluxe, both boasting sweeping panoramic views of the dolomites. For an even more luxurious experience, the deluxe chalets have their own plunge pools. Other amenities at the Dolomite Camp include a restaurant with a view of the watering hole, bar, swimming pool and shop.
Distance from key cities/areas:
Windhoek – 570 km
Swakopmund – 499 km
Sossusvlei – 905 km
Dolomite Camp Rates:
The Deluxe Chalets come with:
A plunge pool
A veranda/sunrise deck with a view
Plush Bath robes and slippers
Bush Chalets (2 people):
Per person N$ 1300
Single person N$ 1300
Per person N$ 1600
Single person N$ 1600
Guided Game Drives” Morning and Evening N$ 550 pp