Monday, June 16, 2014

The gateway to the dunes at Sossusvlei - Sesriem Campsite

The camp site at Sesriem receives its name from the nearby canyon of the same name. This is the gateway to the sand dune desert and on to one of Namibia's most popular and famous tourist attractions, the dunes at Sossusvlei. It is set amongst a beautiful surrounding landscape, with mountains to the east and dunes to the west.

There are 24 campsites at Sesriem, each in the shade of camelthorn trees.

The camp offers a secure parking area, a gas station and a shop selling all basic amenities(although it is worth bringing your own food)
There are also a swimming pool and a small thatched bar serving cold beer and cool drinks.

Attractions and Activities:
Sesriem Canyon

- During the raining season rock pools sometimes form in the canyon and provide excellent swimming opportunities. During drier months you can walk up the canyon.

- This is the reason you are staying here - popular opinion is that the dunes are best seen early in the morning or late afternoon.
Elim Dune

- A petrified dune near the Sesriem Camp proves a popular spot to watch the sunset (for those not rushing back from a late afternoon visit to Sossusvlei)

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