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The Nest @SOSSUS, Namib Tsaris Conservancy, Namibia

The Nest at Sossus is the height of style and luxury in the Namib-Naukluft area. An exclusive-use villa with a private guide and chef, it offers you the ultimate flexibility to explore both the private reserve and the famous national park at your own pace.

The Nest is tucked away in a lush valley on the private Namib Tsaris Conservancy and it backs up against the great escarpment in Namibia’s Namib Desert. This valley is a true desert oasis, boasting seasonal natural water pools and falls, and this makes it a magnet for the game moving through the area.

A floodlit waterhole provides exciting and varied desert wildlife viewing as well as incredible birding.

This is a brand new private villa which opened in 2019 and is available to book only on a private basis. Designed with inspiration coming from the sociable weaver nest, it looks to offer an exclusive and luxurious experience in this iconic area of Namibia.

Where is The Nest Located?

From The Nest it is around 45 minutes’ drive to the main gate of the Namib-Naukluft National Park in Sesriem, which gives access the famous dunes and Sossuslvei and Deadvlei. As well as this, nature drives and walks are possible on the private Namib Tsaris Conservancy and scenic flights and hot-air balloon flights can also be arranged.

What sort of accommodation is available at The Nest?

The Nest was eight years in the making and akin to its weaver nest inspiration it is made almost entirely of thatch.

The design looks to major on minimalism with most of the modern, stylish furnishings and furniture selected from up and coming African designers. These adorn the spacious indoor and outdoor lounge and dining areas, as well as the library and open-plan kitchen.

The en-suite bedrooms accommodate six adults. There is a children’s room. Each adult suite sits under thatched roof stretching all the way to the dark wood floor and contain varying designs of king-size beds made from Namibian wood.

Other minimalistic features – a rocking chair, desk and a giraffe skull – add to the ambience. The design of the windows - small, round - underline The Nest theme. The glazed plaster children’s room contains a number of bunk beds, taking on the form of small nests and comes with a desk, shelving and en-suite bathroom.

Is The Nest family friendly?

The exclusive Nest at Sossus comes with hosts, a private guide and a chef, making it a wonderful family retreat with the flexibility to do things at your own pace. A "discreet" children's playground and a swimming pool are an added bonus.

What activities are available at The Nest?

  • All activities are conducted in a private safari vehicle with air conditioning.
  • Morning visits to Sossusvlei inclusive of a magic box picnic brunch.
  • General exploration of the private Namib Tsaris Conservancy.
  • Scenic guided nature walks and drives.
  • Star gazing and night time photography.
  • Drives up the plateau for some of the best views over the Namib Desert.
  • Ballooning.
  • Scenic flights.
  • Mountain Plus Biking (by prior arrangement only).

When is the best time to go?

Best time to visit April through to October during the cooler winter months. The long rains run from November through to March, with the wettest months being January and February. The winter months then run from May through to the end of October offering dry weather and ideal wildlife viewing. April and May are green and verdant, whilst September and October can feel dry. Temperatures cooler during the winter months.

To find out more about The Nest and to arrange your tailor-made journey, please do get in touch with us today.