Monday, 22 February 2016

Namibia: opening of Sossus Dune Lodge: two Presidents | Соссус Оазис Лодж Намибия

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21 July 2007: historical opening of Sossus Dune Lodge at Sesriem, Namibia. President Pohamba and Founding President Nujoma were present at the event.


Sossus Dune Lodge Sossusvlei Namibia - Air Namibia

Built in an environmentally sensitive manner, primarily from wood, canvas and thatch , in an attractive’ afro-village’ style, Sossus Dune Lodge has been in operation since July 2007.Situated within the Namib- Naukluft Park, close to the Sesriem Canyon, and providing sweeping vistas of the dunes to the west guests benefit from being able to reach Sossusvlei before sunrise, or to stay until after sunset, and on their return after an exhilarating day , to relax in the tranquility and splendor of the Namib Desert, the spectacular African sky.

Sossus Dune Lodge Sossusvlei Namibia


Accommodation at Sossus Dune Lodge
Accommodation Units are interlinked by elevated wooden walkways, and consist of 23 well spaced en-suite desert chalets, equipped with tea stations and small fridges, and 2 honeymoon suites at either end, with an additional relaxation gazebo. All units offer magnificent open vistas of the surrounding landscapes. Rates are on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis, allowing visitors to benefit fully from the exquisite cuisine. Sossus Dune Lodge offers professional guided excursions to Sossusvlei, and a guided / unguided one to Sesriem and the surrounding areas, as well as sunset drives and guided walks, to fully unleash the beauty and biological diversity of the desert environment.


Sossus Dune Lodge Sossusvlei Namibia
Dune chalet at Sossus Dune Lodge


23 Desert Chalets 2 beds, 1 room; Well spaced en suite chalets, equipped with coffee stations and small fridges. The mini bar has bottled water as complimentary at all times. The rest of the drinks are stocked as per guests’ request.
Sossus Dune Lodge Sossusvlei Namibia
Chalets at Sossus Dune Lodge


2 Honeymoon Suite: 2 beds, 1 rooms; the honeymoon suite have an advantage of an outside bed on the balcony. The honeymooner mini bars are stocked fully every time. The Honeymooners receive a fruit basket & a sparkling wine to enjoy the sundowner from the honeymoon suite.
Sossus Dune Lodge Sossusvlei Namibia
Traditional dancers


Other Facilities: Swimming Pool, Restaurant, Bar and Kiosk, Fuel Station

Activities at Sossus Dune Lodge:
Sossusvlei sunset drives
Sossusvlei sunrise drives
Guided nature drives
Guided walks to the canyon Free of charge
The duration of the game drive is 3 hours and departure times can be confirmed at reception

Sossus Dune Lodge Sossusvlei Namibia


Kindly advise at which times (during winter & PM/AM) the below activities/excursions are offered and what is included in the rates (soft drinks & snacks, etc.)

Sossus Dune Lodge Sossusvlei Namibia


Guided excursions to Sossusvlei/This is a morning activity/Wake-up call 4h30 take off at 5h00 and back between 10h00 and 11h00. The Guide will have breakfast packs, water, cool drinks and juices with him. Also included are serials, milk, hot water, coffee and tea.
 

Sossus Dune Lodge Sossusvlei Namibia


Guided nature drives in Namib-Naukluft Park/It is excursion towards the Hyena Spot Drive. Less dunes and more open grass plains is to be seen in this area. It is definitely a must for a romantic sunset among the mountains linked by the grass plains. Good for star gazing. The guide took the same cool box like the one to Elim Dune. Also back to the Lodge half an hour after sunset.
Guided excursion to Elim Dune /This is the afternoon drive it takes off at 16h00 and back half an hour after sunset for dinner at seven. Snacks, water and the guests choice of sundowner drink is packed in the cool box.
Guided walks to Sesriem /Can be done early mornings(7h30) or afternoon from 16h00, the guide will take water with him. Duration: two to three hours walk.

Sossus Dune Lodge Sossusvlei Namibia
Arrival of President Pohamba


Swimming Pool
A heated swimming pool is available for the guest to enjoy a swim at any time of the day. Towels are available at the bar.

Sossus Dune Lodge Sossusvlei Namibia
Arrival of Founding President Nujoma


Restaurant at Sossus Dune Lodge
Meals are served in or outside the restaurant, depending on the weather. Breakfast hours are very flexible, the guests enjoy a full breakfast at the lodge or receive breakfast packs when going on an early excursion or enjoy the breakfast after the excursion. Lunch is served between 12:00 and 14:00 and the menu is available at all times. Dinner is included in the rate and a 3 course set menu of 2 choices is presented to the guest. Dinner is served between 19:30 (Between and 20:30.Coffee and biscuits are available in the restaurant at all times at no additional cost.

Sossus Dune Lodge Sossusvlei Namibia


Bar/Lounge at Sossus Dune Lodge
The bar is open from 08:00 until 22:00.A variety of drinks is available. This is where the check- in/check out process takes place.


Sossus Dune Lodge Sossusvlei Namibia
President Pohamba


How to reach Sossus Dune Lodge (directions)

From Swakopmund, follow the C14 until Solitaire, from Solitaire you automatically get on the C19 road by the junction at solitaire. Carry on driving for about 140 km and turn right by the junction showing C27 and indicating Sesriem or Sossusvlei lodge. At Sesriem you go through the gate and drive in the direction of Sesriem canyon which is also indicated as 4km from that point. From there the lodge turn off is a kilometer from the viewpoint of the Canyon on the right hand side. Client stop at the parking area and are driven up with special golf carts by our attendants.

Sossus Dune Lodge Sossusvlei Namibia
President Pohamba & First Lady


From Windhoek, Use the B1 road to Rehoboth and then 4km outside Rehoboth still on the B1 is the turn off to Klein Aub. From Klein Aub straight to Rietoog and then to Bullsport drive in the southerly direction for 1km and turn on the D854 till the junction of C19 turn left where it says to solitaire and again the same junction will take you to Sesriem .At Sesriem you go through the gate and drive in the direction of Sesriem canyon which is also indicated as 4km from that point. From there the lodge turn off is a kilometer from the viewpoint of the Canyon on the right hand side. Client stop at the parking area and are driven up with special golf carts by our attendants.

Sossus Dune Lodge Sossusvlei Namibia

Sossus Dune Lodge's position within the park's boundaries, allows guests the privilege of travelling in the park an hour before sunrise and an hour after sunset; a luxury which is currently unavailable to anyone staying outside.
Guests can drive to Sossusvlei before sunrise as lodge is inside the park.
 
Sossus Dune Lodge Sossusvlei Namibia
President Pohamba
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