Overview

The Nest @ Sossus, located in the Namib Desert’s magnificent escarpment, is tucked away in a verdant valley on the exclusive Namib Tsaris Conservancy. This valley is a seasonal natural water pool and waterfall oasis in the middle of a barren desert, drawing in a variety of nearby game. A floodlit waterhole offers fantastic birding as well as fascinating and barren desert wildlife viewing.

The Nest At Sossus, one of Namibia’s most exceptional private villas in terms of both design and décor, was created over the course of eight years, including a three-year build, utilising the distinctive structure of a Sociable Weaver nest as inspiration. The Nest was conceived by Swen Bachran, a landscape environmentalist, designed by Porky Hefer, one of Africa’s most celebrated creative figures, and embellished by Maybe Corpaci, a rising star.

At a glance

  • Only exclusive use
  • Best sold for groups of four up to maximum of seven guests
  • 3 private en suite bedrooms (king & queen beds) as well as an additional en suite kiddie’s room
  • Each room is equipped with en-suite facilities with flush toilet, shower, fans, and electronic safe
  • Hosted on an exclusive basis by one of Namibia’s best naturalist guides, private butler and
    renowned gourmet chef
  • Swimming pool
  • Fully inclusive
  • Outdoor and indoor lounge and dining areas.
  • Outside areas with art installations on display
  • A discreet children’s playground
  • Open all year round
  • Minimum of three nights which includes a scenic Sossusvlei helicopter transfer, weather permitting
    (non-redeemable)
  • Exceptions can be made for 2 night stays on case by case basis (excluding hot air ballooning)
  • Children very welcome
  • 100% solar powered
  • WiFi
  • A floodlit waterhole for wildlife viewing
  • Only 40 minutes’ drive to the Sesriem gate with access to Sossusvlei.
  • Yoga at an additional charge

Location

The Nest @ Sossus is just a short drive from the entrance to Sossusvlei and the Great Namib Sand Sea, which has just been designated a World Heritage Site. It is situated on the private 24,000 hectare Namib Tsaris Conservancy, hidden between the Nubib and Zaris Mountains. Swen Bachran, a landscape conservationist, developed The Conservancy in 2010. It acts as a haven for wildlife during the dry season and a natural buffer from the harshest desert conditions.

One of the most beautiful and ecologically sound tracts of land in the area is the result of eight years of intensive work to undo sixty years of unsuitable farming practices, which included 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 previously occurred here.

The Conservancy is made up of gravel plains, mountainous regions with dry riverbeds, and a sizable raised plateau that rises above the desert below. It is now home to some of the highest concentrations of wildlife in the region, 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. There are ongoing plans to expand the Conservancy by acquiring adjacent land and removing fences from around conservation areas that share the same values.

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Experiences

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.

Ballooning

Take flight above the highest sand dunes on Earth to get a bird’s eye perspective of the vast sand sea.

Impact

Pack for Conservation

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

Namib Tsaris Conservancy

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

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Are you ready to start planning your Nest @ Sossus Experience?

To create an itinerary just for you based on your travel wishes, get in touch with one of our Africa Safaris Specialists.

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