WPCS 2.1.3
WPCS 2.1.3

Sesriem Campsite

“Only campsite inside the Namib Naukluft Reserve for early access to the dunes!”

Budget level: Budget
When to Go
All year
Property Type
Camping, Self Catering
Sossusvlei, Southern Namibia

At the entry to Sossusvlei is Sesriem Canyon, where centuries of erosion have incised a narrow gorge about 1 km in length. At the foot of the gorge, which plunges down to 30 to 40 metres, are pools that become replenished after good rains. Sesriem derives its name from the time when earlier pioneers tied six lengths of rawhide thongs (‘riem’) together to draw water from the pools.

Namibia Wildlife Resorts Sesriem Camping is the only camping available inside the park gates giving it unique access to Sossusvlei and the Namib desert as the exterior gate opens one hour after the camping site gate into the desert making sure that campers at the Sesriem camping site are deep into the desert to watch the sunrise.

Sesriem campsite is in the heart of the Namib Naukluft Reserve. It is the gateway to some of the highest free-standing sand dunes in the world!

Sesriem has been upgraded and offers a tranquil setting on the edge of the Namib. You can view the dunes and beautiful landscapes from your campsite. The campsites are far apart and offer shared ablutions. The campsites are around Camelthorn trees to provide some shelter during your stay in the camp. There is a restaurant and bar and a shop to stock up on supplies. A swimming pool at the centre of the camp allows you to cool off and relax in the midday heat and the bar serves cold drinks.

Sesriem camp is very popular and has 44 campsites each with a designated camping area under the Camelthorn trees. Sossusvlei and Deadvlei are 60 km from the campsite. We recommend rising early and drive towards Sossusvlei to view the sunrise over the Namib dunes. The colours of the Namib Desert especially early morning and late afternoon is spectacular.

The campsite is the perfect location, and we recommend that you plan a minimum of two nights stay at this camp. This will ensure you to experience both sunrise and sunset over the Namib desert.

Why we like it

  • Inside the park gives you a head start of an hour!
  • Great vistas from your campsite with your own Camelthorn tree for shade.
  • Pool and bar to cool off inside and out……
  • Best location to access the Sossusvlei, Deadvlei and the Canyon.

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