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Desert Hills Glamping Camp
Desert Hills Glamping Camp
Desert Hills Glamping Camp
Desert Hills Glamping Camp
Desert Hills Glamping Camp

Desert Hills Glamping Camp


24°35’42.5"S 15°57’59.5"E

Desert Hills Glamping Camp: Our full report

17km south-east of Sesriem is located Desert Hills Glamping Camp.

Often referred to simply as Desert Hills Camp, it is perched on a hillside overlooking a valley. The views across Namibia's namesake desert, the Namib, should be breathtaking and the camp is conveniently located for trips to the iconic dunes at Sossusvlei.

Desert Hills Glamping Camp opened in May 2018. We haven’t had the chance to visit it yet but here is what we know so far:
It is based in an isolated, scenic valley on private land close to the Namib-Naukluft National Park, we believe that the new tented-camp, only accessible by 4x4, offers stunning views of the stark, seemingly lifeless desert plains.

The camp consists of just 10 simple twin tents. The design combines wooden-style frames with canvas. Each walk-in tent is furnished with double or twin beds. An en-suite shower room is complete with a washbasin and in a separate room a flushing toilet. To unwind after a day climbing the dunes and enjoy the sunset over the valley, there is a large terrace with chairs just outside the tent.

The main area consists of a large modern tent with a lounge, a well stocked bar and a dining area. There is also a shaded patio area outside. In front of the main tent, a fire pit is the perfect spot to stargaze the impressive Namibian night skies. We also understand there are plans to add to the wooden deck and to add a swimming pool to the main area at some point in the near future.

Activities at the camp will focus on guided trips to the Namib-Naukluft National Park to see highlights such as Dune 45, Sossusvlei, Deadvlei and Sesriem Canyon.


Our view

Whilst we haven’t visited Desert Hills yet we are excited by the prospect of another well run and fairly economic option in the Sossusvlei area. We have long known the operation behind the camp and are excited to experience what their new camp has to offer, we will keep this page up-to-date as we learn more.

Sabina Hekandjo

Sabina Hekandjo

Namibia expert

Geographics

Location
Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia
Directions
Desert Hills Glamping Camp is 17km south-east of Sesriem close to Sossusvlei.
Accessible by
Self-drive or Fly-and-Transfer

Food & drink

Usual board basis
Full Board
Food quality
A full English breakfast will be served at the start of the day. Dinner will consist of a three-course buffet-style meal.
Breakfast and picnic packs will be on offer for guests wanting to depart early.
Dining locations
Indoor and Outdoor Dining

Children

Attitude towards children

Our travellers’ wildlife sightings from Desert Hills Camp

Since mid-2018, many of our travellers who stayed at Desert Hills Glamping Camp have kindly recorded their wildlife sightings and shared them with us. The results are below. Click an animal to see more, and here to see more on our methodology.

Giraffe

100% success

Oryx

100% success

Wildebeest

100% success

Zebra

100% success

Aardvark

0% success

Brown Hyena

0% success

Cheetah

0% success

Leopard

0% success

Meerkat

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Spotted Hyena

0% success

Health & safety

Dangerous animals
Moderate Risk
Fire safety

Activities

  • 4WD Safari

    4WD Safari

  • Birdwatching

    Birdwatching

Extras

Disabled access
On Request

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