Lying at the foot of a fossilized dune, Namib Desert Lodge is an oasis of comfort in the vast and spectacular Namib Desert.
Accommodations at the lodge consist of sixty-five rooms. Most of the rooms are twins and include two comfy twin beds, air-conditioning, and an en suite bathroom with a shower. The triple rooms come with an open plan bedroom with three beds and an en suite bathroom. While the spacious family room features four beds. Every room enjoys a private veranda where guests can relax and enjoy a morning coffee or afternoon book while admiring either the immense desert or the ancient fossilized dune.
The lodge is located in the red sand sea of the Namib Desert. Stretching from southern Kaokoveld in the north to the South Africa Karoo in the south, the Namib is more than 1,000 miles long and up to 100 miles wide. The desert is perhaps most famous for its sand dunes. Especially in the Sossuvlei area, these reddish-orange dunes are some of the largest in the world, with some exceeding 1,000 feet. Surprisingly in this harsh environment, plenty of wildlife have adapted to life in the desert. Small populations of lizard, gecko, gerbil, mole, hyaena, and jackal have learned to subsist here. There is even a unique population of elephants who have adapted to the arid climate. The plains and the dunes also support large numbers of several varieties of antelope, especially gemsbok and springbok, as well as ostriches and some zebras.