Desert Hills Glamping Camp

Reviews of Desert Hills Glamping Camp

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Below are independent comments from 2 of our travellers who have visited Desert Hills Glamping Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs B from Amersham
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Desert Hills Glamping Camp review

This is about 6kms from the road and at one part very steep. We had to shout to get somebody out to greet us, but after that everyone was very friendly, especially Laura and Santos the stars of front of house. Andreas the chef provided us with some of the best food we had on the trip.

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

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Expert Africa comments

As noted in this feedback the road conditions in the Sesriem area were at their worst during these travellers stay, unfortunately this resulted in the un-expected breakdown of the lodge's vehicle. While we are glad that alternative arrangements were made it seems that they weren't quite up to the standards we or these travellers would have hoped. We hope that Desert Hills' vehicle will be back up and running and that activities will soon return to normal.

Ms M from Colorado
Arrived on: 4-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Desert Hills Glamping Camp review

Although its hard to pick a favorite place, we loved this lodge! The last bit of road getting there was especially pot holed and we got a flat tire. We were lucky that a French family stopped to help. It's been a long time since we changed a tire. Although a bit shaken, we arrived to a warm welcome from the staff. They greeted us with a warm damp towel and freshly made ice tea.

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.

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