03 Juni 2019 | Tourismus

Wolwedans- Desert Luxury

There is a definite reason why Wolwedans is known for being one of the best known tourist accommodations in Namibia. It is not only for being situated on spectacular sites, but notably also for its deep-rooted values, which sees them trying to be innovative and remaining committed to sustainability. Wolwedans has always remained true to its aims of trying to leave a human footprint and no more.

When buying a piece of land in the desert in the mid 1980’s, everyone regarded local business man Albi Brückner as having turned crazy, for wanting to own land in such a harsh environment, a region totally unsuitable for farming. But his vision was simple in that he created a nature reserve for desert-dwelling creatures - for them to survive in and thrive. So the Namib Rand Nature Reserve was born. Funding an endeavour like this is however not cheap and in 1994 Wolwedans Dune Camp was built in an effort to finance these conservation efforts, as well as providing much needed employment in the area.

Fast forward by 25 years and Namib Rand now covers a park of almost 200 000 hectares which border the Namib Naukluft Park. Furthermore, this non-profit private-enterprise reserve has become financially self-sustaining by serving the Namibian tourism industry through “high quality, low-impact” tourism offers. Visiting Wolwedans, guests can book their stay at either Dune Camp (where it all began) or Dunes Lodge.

The charm of Dune Camp lies in its unassuming setup, which while it remains stylish, reminds one of the safari camps of the olden days. Set on the edge of a 250 metre high dune, spacious tents erected on big wooden decks allow for wonderful views towards the East. The space on the deck also allows for sleep-outs under the millions of stars ruling over a dark desert.

Dunes Lodge is situated on a dune plateau and gives an unrivalled view of the desert in all directions. Built from a combination of wood and canvas, the lodge provides the comfort of a more permanent structure, while staying true to having a small ecological footprint. Additionally it has a pool which is suspended above the sand and allows the visitor to cool off in on the hot desert days, which are common to this apparently forgotten part of the world.

The Namib Desert - as harsh and unforgiving as it can be - is also one of the most intriguing and beautiful landscapes that you will ever have the pleasure to visit and this magnificent experience is rounded off by the magic of staying over at Wolwedans.

Gleiche Nachricht

 

Die Kalahari als einziges Urlaubsziel

1 woche her - 09 September 2019 | Tourismus

Frank Steffen Die Kalahari-Wüste (im Grunde eine Halbwüste) ist Sagen- und Geheimnisumwoben, und sie wird gern besungen. Und doch ist es ein Teil Namibias, der...

The unrivalled Sossusvlei amidst the Namib Sand-Sea

1 woche her - 09 September 2019 | Tourismus

Frank SteffenThe Tsauchab is not particularly long (little more than a 100 kilometres in length), but it takes water to the Sesriem Canyon, which it...

Von Wüstengeistern und singenden Dünen

1 woche her - 09 September 2019 | Tourismus

Theresa Lang Kaum ein Naturschauspiel ist so prägend für Namibias Landschaft wie die imposanten Sanddünen in der Wüste Namib und der Kalahari. Nicht umsonst hat...

The one and only Skeleton Coast

1 woche her - 09 September 2019 | Tourismus

Frank Steffen Originally the Atlantic coast spanning the Namib Desert was loosely referred to as the Skeleton Coast. The name is probably derived from the...

Tsau //Khaeb National Park, the forgotten Park

1 woche her - 09 September 2019 | Tourismus

Heiner DillmannFormerly known as the Sperrgebiet National Park, the Tsau //Khaeb National Park spanning an area of roughly 26 000 km² was proclaimed as recently...

Namibias erste Menschen

1 woche her - 09 September 2019 | Tourismus

Theresa LangDie Weite der namibischen Landschaft mit ihren Wüsten und schier endlosen Savannen, die heute so viele Touristen in ihren Bann zieht, war für die...

Exploring the Zambezi-region

vor 2 wochen - 03 September 2019 | Tourismus

Driving conditions in the north-east vary according to weather conditions. During the raining season lasting from roughly November to April, leaving the main tar road...

Zwischen den Kulturen

vor 3 wochen - 30 August 2019 | Tourismus

Wenn Katrina Kandjii-Black ihre Gäste am Flughafen Hosea Kutako abholt, zieht sie alle Blicke auf sich. Sie trägt ein traditionelles Herero-Kleid mit ausgestelltem Rock und...

Gesetz hat zu viele Lücken

vor 4 wochen - 23 August 2019 | Tourismus

Von Nampa und Clemens von AltenWindhoekSolange die neue Gesetzgebung nicht in Kraft ist, entgehen dem Staat große Summen an Einnahmen, erklärte Sem Shikongo, Direktor für...

Faszinierendes Namibia

vor 1 monat - 13 August 2019 | Tourismus

Namibia ist ein Land mit vielen Gesichtern - seien es die weiten Landschaften, unterschiedliche Volksgruppen oder die faszinierende Flora und Fauna. Um den AZ-Lesern diese...