Sossus Under Canvas

Sossus Under Canvas: Our full report

Children
Best for 16+
Open
All year

Sossus Under Canvas is a semi permanent tented camp due to open in April 2018 in the Greater Sossusvlei-Namib area in the Neuhof Nature Reserve. It will be open between April and November and available only to book on an exclusive basis, promising an exclusive and unique experience.

We are excited to see this new camp opening in near future. We have long known the experienced team behind it and as such we trust this will be a well-run operation with an emphasis on exceptional guiding.

We understand that Sossus Under Canvas will have eight Meru tents including two family units. Each tent will have an open-air en-suite bathroom with flush toilet and bucket shower.
There will be a central lounge and dining area and a fireplace where guests can gather. We understand the camp is likely to comfortable but perhaps a little more basic than some other options in the area – the focus here is on a real “under canvas” wilderness experience and guiding rather than luxury.

As a protection from the prevailing east winds, the tents will have natural stonewalls on the eastern side. The roofs will be built from recycled oil drums and recycled wood and metal will be used for the interiors too. The visual appearance from the camp is planning to blend in perfectly with its environment and to be nearly invisible from a distance.

Using solar power and recycled materials for the construction will minimize the camp's environmental impact. Hence as with its sister camp Huab Under Canvas, Sossus Under Canvas is aiming to be amongst the most eco-friendly camps in Namibia.

Activities at Sossus Under Canvas will mainly focus on visits to Sossusvlei and the private Neuhof Nature Reserve. A private guide will take guests on game drives and nature walks or arrange some stargazing or desert pool experiences. Further options include trips to a plateau with striking views over the Namib Desert, a multi-day walking safari or a night in the sleep out under the stars. The location also offers great possibilities for hot air ballooning and helicopter or fixed wing scenic flights.

Our view

We pride ourselves in keeping up to date with as many as possible of Namibia's camps, new and old, in order to give you an impartial opinion based on personal experience. While we haven't yet had a chance to visit Sossus Under Canvas (its not been built yet), we expect it to be an exclusive and authentic option for your safari holiday. Once we have more information and/or one of our team has visited, we'll post more details here.

Geographics

Location: Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Ideal length of stay: 2-3 nights

Directions: The camp is only accessible with an Ultimate Guide.

Accessible by: Fly-and-Transfer

Key personnel

Owner: Ultimate Safaris

Food & drink

Usual board basis: Full Board

Cost of meal e.g. lunch: Included

Infrastructure

Power supply: Solar Power

Health & safety

Medical care: The nearest doctor is in Khorixas, 90km away.

Dangerous animals: High Risk

Extras

Disabled access: On Request

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