Orange sand dunes and rocky mountains at Namib Naukluft National Park

Namib Naukluft National Park

About Namib Naukluft National Park

Coming in at over 19,000 square miles, the Namib Naukluft National Park is one of the largest conservation areas in the world. It is divided in to four main sections: the Sesriem and Sossusvlei area, Sandwich Harbour, Namib and Naukluft and has an impressively varied landscape. Gigantic orange dunes ripple and roll away into the distance while the rocky, craggy Naukluft mountains rise up to staggering heights. Due to millions of years of rain, ravines or "kloofs" cut through the sides of the cliffs, many of which contain small, winding waterways and an array of different plants.

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Namib Naukluft National Park Tours

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Namib Naukluft National Park Hotels

If you are planning a Namib Naukluft National Park holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

A Little Sossus Lodge Namib Naukluft National Park

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

Once an old farmhouse, A Little Sossus is a pretty lodge made up of several stylish stone chalets which have been built from naturally occurring rock from the area. There is a swimming pool at the lodge where weary explorers can soak after a long day in the desert. The accommodation also has its own restaurant. The lodge is 35km southeast of Sesriem. It is surrounded by the Nubib, Tsaris and Naukluft mountains with views of the distant dunes in the west.

Betesda Lodge Namib Naukluft National Park

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

Betesda is a pretty, comfortable lodge with stunning views of the Namib. There are 17 twin-bed rooms and 4 family rooms, all are decorated with an African theme and have their own private patio. In the evening guests are able to sip on an ice cold and highly refreshing Namibian beer while they take a dip in the pool or with their meal, which has been expertly prepared by the hotel's chef. The lodge is on the edge of the Namib Naukluft Park, 38 km from Sesriem.

Hammerstein Lodge Namib Naukluft National Park

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

This simple yet welcoming lodge offers spacious accommodation within a peaceful setting. The comfortable rooms are equipped with en suite facilities, mosquito nets, and fans. Guests can relax by the swimming pool or in the bar or lounge area after a day of game drives and nature walks. The lodge also has its very own cat sanctuary. Situated halfway between Luderitz and Swakopmund and nestled between the Nubib and Tsaris Mountains, this lodge enjoys an enviable location.

Kulala Desert Lodge Namib Naukluft National Park

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Luxury Lodge

Kulala Desert Lodge has luxurious thatched and canvas “kulalas”. Each room has a deck on the flat rooftop where bedrolls are placed for guests to sleep under the stars and take advantage of the warm African nights. The lodge has an outstanding veranda, from which 360 degree views of the park can be had. A plunge pool and dining area are also available for guests. Kulala Desert Lodge is situated on the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve and is close to the Sossusvlei dunes.

Le Mirage Desert Lodge & Spa Namib Naukluft National Park

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

One of the most unique establishments in Sossusvlei, the Le Mirage Desert Lodge & Spa tastefully combines a blend of luxury and nature. Built of exposed brick each of the stunning rooms offers a spectacular view of the Namib Desert. The thick rock walls are perfect for keeping the rooms nice and cool from the relentless heat of the desert. The lodge also benefits from the Mystique Spa where guests can rejuvenate themselves with a variety of massages and treatments. The lodge is located a short drive from Sesriem.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Namib Naukluft National Park Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Namib Naukluft National Park.

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Cultural Experiences, Local Partners

On our OTG Handpicked range we bring you best-of-the-best cultural experiences in destinations where you’ll join travellers from other travel brands on your tour, safari or sailing holiday. Collaborating with our carefully handpicked portfolio of local partners, these holidays represent exceptional value and there’ll be plenty of cultural experiences shared with other like-minded travellers.

Group sizes and accommodation standards vary by destination where typical group size is 18 travellers and hotels, boats and safari lodges are of a 3-4 star standard.

Active Days, Rustic Nights OTG Adventure
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Our OTG Adventure takes you to the true heart of adventurous destinations. Whether camping in the Okavango Delta, staying in rustic accommodation in the Peruvian Amazon or camping under the Saharan stars in Morocco, this range forsakes just a little bit of the comfort of OTG Signature Range, ensuring we deliver you the best value possible for your holiday.

OTG Adventure takes you straight into the centre of where it’s all at, typically using local transport or overland style vehicles and stay at simple, clean and locally-owned guest houses, haciendas, eco-lodges and simple hotels to maximize the opportunity to interact with the locals.

Tailored To Suit You OTG Independent
Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

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