Camp Sossus emphasises every aspect of our intention to redefine immersive exploration and luxury. Our own definition of this encompasses privacy, intimacy, experiential focus and total flexibility, all whilst being perfectly comfortable. The camp offers just six tented guest rooms and is open year-round, providing a great alternative to any traditional lodge or camp in the Sossusvlei area, whilst offering unparalleled opportunities for immersive exploration of the Namib Desert environment.

The large west-facing windows and south-facing doors in the tented guest rooms allow natural cooling by the predominant afternoon south westerly wind, and the tents all have a basic infrastructure that offers important comforts. These include semi open-air en suite bathrooms with flush toilets and hot bucket showers with locally sourced amenities, comfortable extra-length three-quarter twin beds, solar lighting, 220V electrical charging station, pedestal fan, shaded patio, shaded daybed and a magnificent star bed. The essence of the camp therefore remains both experiential and immersive.


At a glance

  • Open year-round
  • Open to everyone and available to be booked on a per tented room basis
  • Local Airstrips at Hammerstein and Witwater
  • Access for self-drivers via a designated pick-up point (directions supplied upon booking confirmation)
  • Only children 12 years and older (one child sharing per tented room on a stretcher)
  • Bookings of 4 rooms or more qualify for exclusive use – subject to availability and any existing bookings (exclusive use = children under 12 years)
  • Minimum 2 night stays (3 nights recommended)
  • Fully inclusive rate including all meals, local drinks and scheduled activities
  • 6 shaded state-of-the-art all-weather en-suite tented rooms
  • Semi-open-air bathrooms with flush toilet and hot water bucket shower
  • Star beds above the bathroom of each tented room
  • Shaded day-bed/sala
  • In-tented room 220V charging stations
  • Spacious communal lounge with fireplace, communal family-style dining room (private dining can be arranged), campfire circle and viewing deck
  • Separate WiFi lounge
  • Only 30 minutes’ drive to the Sesriem gate with access to the Sossusvlei Dunes
  • Activities include biking, hiking, star gazing, Sossusvlei excursion and nature drives
  • Unique and intriguing desert swimming pools
  • Waterhole for wildlife viewing
  • Artisan coffee
  • 100% solar powered


Camp Sossus is located on the Namib Tsaris Conservancy which is nestled between the Nubib and Zaris Mountains, a mere thirty minutes’ drive from the gateway to Sossusvlei and the Great Namib Sand Sea which has recently been declared a World Heritage Site. The Conservancy was founded by Landscape Conservationist Swen Bachran in 2010, and it serves as a natural buffer from the harshest desert conditions and a refuge that is vital to wildlife through the dry season. Eight years of intensive work to reverse sixty years of inappropriate farming practices, including the removal of 89 km of internal fencing, the installation of wildlife watering points, the improvement of road networks, the rehabilitation of land and the reintroduction of wildlife that historically occurred here, has resulted in one of the most picturesque and ecologically sound tracts of land in the area. The Conservancy has gravel plains, mountainous areas with dry river valleys as well as a large raised plateau which towers above the desert below, and it is now home to some of largest concentrations of wildlife in the area, including Oryx, Springbok, Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra, Burchell’s Zebra, Kudu, Hartebeest, Giraffe, Steenbok, Klipspringer, Bat-eared Fox, and Aardwolf, as well as predators such as Leopard, Cheetah and Spotted Hyena. Plans for the acquisition of adjoining land to extension of the Conservancy are ongoing, as well as dropping fences to neighbouring like-minded conservation areas.



Sossusvlei Visits

Visit Deadvlei, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the enormous Namib sand dunes.

Mountain Plus Biking

Using Mountain Plus Bikes and a bike guide, explore the area.

Nature Drives & Walks

Discover the area’s nuances and complexities while exploring the area in a car or on foot.

Yoga / Massage

Have your own masseuse and yoga instructor available upon request for an extra fee.

Trail treats

As you explore this gorgeous area, allow us to astound you with some of the most spectacular surprises.

Star Beds

Sleep peacefully in a featherbed on a deck above your tent while surrounded by a blanket of a billion stars.


Pack for Conservation

A splendid idea that works to ensure that the equipment and uniform needs of all Namibian rhino rangers are fulfilled.


Reused, Recycled and completely Sustainable

Large swaths of formerly commercial farms have been transformed into unfenced conservation areas thanks in part to Camp Sossus’ significant annual conservation fees.


Are you ready to start planning your Camp Sossus Experience?

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