Exclusive lodge with surreal views close to the Sesriem gate of Sossusvlei
A short drive from the incredible dunes of Sossusvlei, Hoodia Desert Lodge is the perfect base for visitors to explore the desert surroundings. Encircled by low mountains and set on the banks of the parched Tsauchab River, a stay at this owner-run lodge is sure to impress. Guests can enjoy guided excursions and sunset drives to absorb the surreal views while testing out their photography skills and learning about the rich history of the area with the help of an expert guide. Back at the lodge, the shaded pool area is perfect to be enjoyed with a cocktail in hand. The day comes to a satisfying end at the restaurant, with mouthwatering international and locally-inspired dishes created by the lodge’s skilled chefs.
Best time to go to Namibia
Namibia is best visited between May and October when safari viewing is at its best. Between the winter months of May and July, daytime temperatures are moderate, while nights can get quite cold, so remember to pack a warm jacket. The veld fills with baby animals during the summer months of November and December. This is also an excellent time for birders as many migrant bird species have returned. The rainy season is from November to April, resulting in dramatic thundershowers and even desert flooding.
Each of the 11 luxury Twin Rooms features an en-suite bathroom and comes with a mosquito net, a fridge and a coffee station. Some of the creature comforts these thatched chalets offer include air-conditioning, an open-air shower, a large bathtub, and a private shaded deck.