Boulders Safari Camp is located in the very south of the 2,000 square kilometre NamibRand nature reserve in a completely different scenery than the other Wolwedans accommodations. At the foot of a huge granite mountain, granite boulders from the impressive backdrop for this unique place. The sea of rocks in the back opens up a wide grass plain in front of the visitor's eye, bordered on the horizon only by a never-ending chain of mountain cones.More Info Video
Wolwedans is the prime example in responsible tourism and conservation Namibia has to offer. They are the sustainability champions of Namibia.
Starting from sheep breeding, which despite destructive interventions in nature only yielded insufficient profits on the edge of the Namib Desert, the Windhoek entrepreneur Albi Brückner developed the vision at the beginning of the 1990s to renature the ecologically out of balance farmland into a private nature reserve and to economically secure its operation through ecologically exemplary tourism. The idea of the NamibRand Nature Reserve was born and has since been successfully implemented by initially 7 farmers on more than 2,000 square kilometres today. In the second generation of the Brückner family, Stephan Brückner drives the vision forward and thus NamibRand has developed into a globally recognised lighthouse project of successful nature conservation through sustainable tourism. Today, the Wolwedans Foundation plays a central role in the 4 c concept with its training activities. Commerce, conservation, community and culture.
Wolwedans is a founding member of the Global Ecosphere Retreats, an initiative spearheaded by the Zeitz Foundation. The Zeitz Foundation aims to transform all that we do into mechanisms that move this world forward in a sustainable manner. It is inspired by a vision of the Ecosphere – our planet and all of its life-sustaining regions – maintained in the healthiest possible state. Global Ecosphere Retreats are committed to promoting an inclusive, holistic paradigm of conservation that enhances livelihoods and fosters intercultural dialogue.
Wolwedans as the main user of the NamibRand Nature Reserve enables the continuous development process of the reserve to an ecological balance through its income. All human interventions are subject to the reservation of sustainability, which the NamibRand operators have laid down in a binding charter. People, planet and profit are equally important whilst assuring the conservation for future generations. Wolwedans is proud to be a founding member of the Ecosphere Retreats where conservation, enhancement of livelihoods and intercultural dialogue is fostered and are driven by the 4 c concept (Commerce, Conservation, Community and Culture)
Today the populations of springboks and oryx antelopes number thousands of animals again, zebras and wildebeests can migrate rain-periodically again, and giraffes, cheetahs and leopards have been successfully settled. Thanks to the financing shelters, nature has reclaimed the former farmland. NamibRand is one of the few spots in the world to have been certified as a Global Ecosphere Retreat (GER) and Africa's only International Dark Sky Reserve.
The Wolwedans Foundation has helped many young Namibians to uptake a career in tourism and Wolwedans Dunes Lodges sets a leading example in hospitality training.
The main area consists of a dining and lounge tent, a breakfast deck, library, pool and an open fireplace. Sundowners can be enjoyed from the top of a mountainous rock plateau close by, delivering epic impressions of the vast beauty of the surroundings.
The three-night package of Boulders with fixed arrival dates every third day of the year enables them to truly weave the magic with a carefully choreographed programme, making the Boulders experience just perfect. With only 5 tents the camp can sleep a maximum of 10 guests.
Special interest activities can include:
Activities available are:
Guided scenic drives,
Walking safaris treading along the ancient hunting grounds of the Bushmen