Where is The Nest Located?
Access to the camp is either by road from Windhoek or Swakopmund, or from any other nearby destination, or by light aircraft coming in to a nearby airstrip.
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.
- 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.
What should I pack and bring with me?
An adventurous spirit and the desire to disconnect as you connect with nature.
- Camera equipment and binoculars – there are lots of exciting photographic opportunities available.
- Comfortable walking shoes with ankle support for scenic and adventurous hikes in the area.
- Well-fitting sandals.
- Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
- Bathing costume.
- Insect repellent (if you have a preference, otherwise supplied locally in the rooms).
- Light and durable clothing for hot days.
- Fleece or pullover for cool evenings and early mornings (suggest multipurpose clothing that offers wind, rain and cold protection in one).
- For the winter months (May to September) we recommend additional cold-weather gear such as beanie, scarf and gloves, possibly even thermal underwear.
Bachran has already transformed the Namib Tsaris Conservancy by removing 120km of fences and opening up wildlife corridors. He has aspirations to reintroduce rhino and potentially re-seed the whole area.