Camp Sossus, a brand-new camp by Ultimate Safaris in the heart of the Namibian desert, brings ultimate freedom back into the supreme safari experience.
Life outdoors is possible all year round in the stunning new Camp Sossus, set in a nature conservancy and nestled between two mountain ranges. The new camp by Ultimate Safaris is just 30 from the gateway to Sossusvlei and the Great Namib Sand Sea World Heritage site, one of the most picturesque places in the region.
The eco-chic ethos of Camp Sossus is the epitome of Ultimate Safaris’ aim to redefine immersive exploration and luxury. With the qualities of privacy, intimacy, unforgettable experiences plus total flexibility at its core, the idea of perfect comfort has not been neglected. The all-inclusive camp offers just six tented guest rooms and provides a striking alternative to any traditional lodge or camp in the Sossusvlei area while offering unparalleled opportunities for guests to explore the majestic Namibian Desert environment.
A landscape of plains, mountains, and dry river valleys overlooked by towering plateaus, is also home to one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in the area – Oryx, Springbok, Bat-eared foxes, Zebra, Hartebeest, Giraffe, Kudu, as well as predators such as Cheetah, Leopard, and Spotted Hyena.
The large west-facing windows and south-facing doors in the tented guest rooms allow natural cooling by the prevailing afternoon south-westerly wind, and all the tents have a basic infrastructure that offers necessary comforts. Guests feel perfectly at one with their surroundings while they enjoy semi-open-air en suite bathrooms with flush toilets and hot bucket showers with locally sourced amenities, spacious extra-length three-quarter twin beds, solar lighting, 220V electrical charging station, pedestal fan, a shaded patio, a shaded day-bed, and a magnificent star bed. Looking up at a billion stars as you fall asleep in the comfort of a feather bed is an experience to be treasured, and just one of the many forms of ultimate personal freedom to be experienced at Camp Sossus.
There is plenty to explore, and outdoor adventures include biking with a guide on Mountain Plus bikes, nature drives to learn about the intricacies and complexities of the ecosystem as well as nature walks on foot, a Sossusvlei excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage site at Deadvlei and the giant dunes at the Namib.
In addition to being open all year, and available to be booked on a per tented room basis; the camp is accessed by local airstrips at Hammerstein and Witwater, while access for self-drivers is via a designated pick-up point.
Conservation and sustainability are at the heart of everything Ultimate Safaris does, and Camp Sossus is the result of eight years of intensive work to reinstate one of the more ecologically sound tracts of land in the area. Miles of internal fencing has been removed, wildlife watering points installed, and road networks improved. The rehabilitation of land and the reintroduction of wildlife have all been key to the restoration and renewal of this stunning natural resource, home to some of Africa’s most adapted desert species