Reviews of Desert Hills Camp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
2 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Desert Hills Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Desert Hills Glamping Camp review"
We tried to book their trip to Sossusvlei only to be told that their vehicle was broken down. We weren’t happy about this and eventually they arranged for us and another couple staying there to go on a trip from another camp. When the vehicle arrived one of the only seats available was in the back corner next to a window that had been boarded up and hence with no view. This severely restricted the view of all three back row occupants. The seat belt on the corner seat was also broken. The cost advertised for this trip on their website is N$1460 per person but we were charged N$1800, subsequently reduced by N$250 after we complained about the transport inadequacies. It still seemed expensive compared with the other trips we did. Namibia Tracks and Trails should be informed of these shortcomings as we still feel slightly hard done by over this. The trip itself and the guide were fine, although we chose to drop out of the hike to the top of the dune. You need to be fit and sprightly to do this.
The roads around Sesriem particularly from Solitaire were amongst the worst we encountered anywhere.
Solitaire is about the only place to stop between Swakopmund and Sesriem. It is like an oasis where you can get fuel, refreshments (famous for their apple pie) and supplies as well as having a very good puncture repair facility" See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
"Desert Hills Glamping Camp review"
The lodge overlooks a valley with unobstructed views all around. It is so quiet there. We sat on the deck and watched the sun set. The staff also had drinks a appetizers for us. We had a wonderful dinner, the meals were all exceptional. Once the sun goes down it gets so dark and the stars are truly magnificent.
The rooms are spacious and modern. We were there in August so the nights were chilly. They had extra blankets in the rooms but no heaters.
We took the excursion into the park to hike the dunes. Our guide Moses, made a short detour so we could drop off our tire to get fixed. We enjoyed the guided hike up Big Daddy. We also stopped at Dune 45 to take pictures. We also walked got out of the van to see Sessriem Canyon but opted not to hike it." See all these reviews: 6n in Namibia
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Kulala Desert Lodge
The comfortable Kulala Desert Lodge offers fantastic views of the Namib and a private gate to the Namib-Naukluft Park - a bonus on guided excursions.
BullsPort Lodge & Farm
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Hoodia Desert Lodge
The owner-run Hoodia Desert Lodge offers a high standard of accommodation, delicious food and excellent service in a stunning, peaceful setting just 22km from Sesriem.
Sossus Dune Lodge
One of only two properties inside the Namib Naukluft Park, Sossus Dune Lodge has a superb location, for visiting the dunes.
With great-value accommodation in a lovely setting, Desert Homestead is a great base for exploring Sossusvlei.
Zebra River Lodge
Zebra River Lodge offers a range of hikes around the Tsaris Mountains from a comfortable and homely base.
A high-end lodge with spectacular views, Little Kulala, makes a great base for visits to Sossusvlei or a balloon ride over the Desert.
The igloo-style chalets at Rostock Ritz offer exceptional desert views and make a convenient stopover between Swakopmund & Sossusvlei.
Barkhan Dune Retreat
Barkhan Dune Retreat is a welcoming lodge close to the impressive Spreetshoogte Pass, majors on hiking and relaxation.
Sossusvlei Lodge is one of the larger options in this area. However, it occupies a convenient location next to the Sesriem gate into the Namib-Naukluft Park.
About 30km from the gate to Sossusveli, Namib Outpost is a great base for exploring the dunes and surrounding attractions.
Desert Camp is an economical option for independent travellers who want to self-cater, and is well situated for access to Sossusvlei.
Dead Valley Lodge
Dead Valley Lodge is inside the Namib-Naukluft National Park, affording guests almost unprecedented access to the dunes.
Desert Quiver Camp
Desert Quiver Camp is an economical option self-catering, well located for access to Sossusvlei.
Corona Guest Farm
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Elegant Desert Lodge
Elegant Desert Lodge can be used as a base to visit Sossusvlei. It offers comfortable accommodation and facilities in the desert.
Namib Naukluft Lodge
Namib Naukluft Lodge offers clean, comfortable rooms with pretty views, although it's 60km from the Sesriem Gate into the Namib-Naukluft Park.
Le Mirage Lodge
Le Mirage Resort and Spa offers accommodation and a range of massage and beauty treatments in a Moroccan-style building in the desert.
Namib Desert Lodge
Namib Desert Lodge is a good budget option in the Namib-Naukluft although, it is further from Sossusvlei than we'd typically suggest.
Solitaire Country Lodge
Solitaire Country Lodge is a good stop-off on the way to Sossusvlei and can be used as a base to explore the Naukluft Mountains.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the area immediately surrounding Sossussvlei, Sonop offers a luxurious stay in a remote part of the Namib Desert.
A stylish offering giving access to the famous dunes in the Namib-Naukluft National Park as well as to activities on a private nature reserve.
Camp Sossus is a offers top notch guiding in a remote wilderness area of the Naukluft Mountains with easy access to the famous dunes of Sossusvlei.
Designed to emulate the appearance of a sociable weaver nest the opulent Nest at Sossus is arguably the most exclusive private property in the Sossuvlei area.