Sesriem Tours and Travels
Characterised by the immense canyon that runs through it, Sesriem is one of the most fascinating area in all of Namibia. Ancient rock formations show the history of the area, which has been shaped and carved over the years by the Tsauchab River. Its name comes from early transporters who passed through the area with horses or oxen. The animals would stop here to drink but could not access the water down in the canyon. As a result, the traveller would have to bring the water up for the animals in buckets. The canyon was so deep it took six (ses) leather strips (riem) to reach all the way down to the bottom, thus the canyon was dubbed Sesriem.Read More
Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Sesriem
If you are planning a Sesriem 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:
Hammerstein Lodge and Camp Sesriem
Home to a number of domesticated wild cats, the Hammerstein Lodge is an accommodation with a difference. Guests can choose from self-catering bungalows and camping or bed and breakfast accommodation. The Lodge specialises in wild cat walks and tours as well as nature drives. The lodge has domesticated wild cats, including cheetahs, cervals and a leopard as well as a friendly local Springbok called Lisa. You'll get to see some of Namibia's best wildlife up close and personal. This accommodation is nestled between the Nibib and Tsaris mountains in southern Namibia.
Sossus Dune Lodge Sesriem
Built from wood, canvas and thatch in a rustic African village-style layout to blend with its environment, the Sossus Dune Lodge creates an evocative experience. Its location within the Namib-Naukluft National Park allows guests to reach the dunes before sunrise and again in the evening once the crowds have left. Each of the 25 chalets provides views either of the dunes or the surrounding mountains. Wooden walkways link each chalet with the main lodge. It's particularly pretty at night when illuminated with electric lights and lanterns. The lodge features an outdoor swimming pool with loungers and a large, light and airy restaurant and separate lounge and bar area.
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.
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.
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 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 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!
Sesriem Tailor made suggestions
Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Sesriem.