The deserts of Namibia are unlike anything you have ever seen. Forget about city breaks and lazy days at the beach. Visiting the vast NamibRand Nature Reserve in southern Namibia is an unforgettable adventure.
Best of all, exploring the desert and getting away from modern life doesn’t have to mean getting away from modern convenience. Staying at the Wolwedans Boulders Safari Camp in the vast arid landscape of the NamibRand Nature Reserve, you can have it all.
You can stay in the central eighteen-room Dunes Lodge or the exclusive Mountain View Suite; they both have all of the amenities of a hotel. If you want to go even farther afield, the Wolwedans Dunes Lodge, ultra-secluded Private Camp, and the Boulders Safari Camp will have you feeling at one with nature.
Here’s my experience staying at Wolwedans Boulders Safari Camp in Namibia!
The best way to get around the south of Africa is by renting a car. Namibia is a gorgeous place to explore by car, and you will definitely want to take your time exploring. The Wolwedans Boulders Safari Camp isn’t centrally located, but that’s the beauty in it.
The main Wolwedans Dunes Lodge is located 260 miles from Windhoek, about 265 miles from Swakopmund, and 245 miles from Walvis Bay, so you can fly into any of the major airports in Namibia and drive down in about the same distance.
Both Wolwedans properties are absolutely stunning. The Dunes Lodge is a bit more comfortable and connected while the Boulders Safari Camp, located another 27 miles south of the lodge, is more remote and intimate.
The Wolwedans Boulders Safari Camp in Namibia is all about eco-tourism. Every aspect of the camps has been set up to minimize its environmental impact. Conservation-centered, each camp at Wolwedans uses the most sustainable, green technologies.
The main tent at the camp has a lounge and dining area with an open-plan kitchen, and just outside, there’s an ideal spot to relax around a campfire and share stories with other travelers from around the planet.
With an effortlessly chic style, the tents at the Wolwedans Boulders Safari Camp can sleep up to eight guests in four oversize tents. The tents are on massive wooden platforms with oversize decks that are made for spending long nights under the stars.
Staying at the Boulders Camp is such an amazing, laid-back experience that you’ll want to devote at least two nights to it.
Food and Drink
The Wolwedans Boulders Safari Camp is famous for its chic bush cuisine made from fresh, local, and organic sources. Of course, since all of the food is local, the staff at the camp changes things up all of the time.
One thing that is consistent is the delish South African and Namibian wines that are paired with each meal. Best of all, the atmosphere of the Wolwedans Boulders Safari Camp is incredibly intimate, so it’s a great chance to meet a diverse range of travelers while you chow down together.
Activities & Safaris
Another one of the best things about Wolwedans Boulders Safari Camp is that everything is totally customizable. There are two categories of packages: NamibRand active packages and NamibRand leisure packages.
The NamibRand active packages are perfect if you’re looking for an adventurous escape. If you want to sleep under the stars and explore as much of the desert as possible, this will be right up your alley.
NamibRand leisure packages are designed for luxury and comfort. Whether you opt to stay at the Wolwedans camps or the Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, you’ll feel like a goddess of the desert while you lounge amid the dunes.
While the Wolwedans basecamp has Internet, you’ll want to plan on disconnecting before you go out to the safari camp. There’s also no power or air conditioning in the tents, but you can charge up everything in the main building. The staff at the basecamp also organizes laundry if you need anything washed.
Be sure to check out the hot-air balloon rides! There’s no better way to see the truly awesome beauty of Namibia.
Location: NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namibia
Accommodation: Glamping, Luxury, Safari
Price Range: $$$
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Thanks to Wolwedans Boulders Safari Camp for hosting me during my stay. As always, thoughts and opinions expressed here are entirely my own.