Wolwedans is the prime example in responsible tourism and conservation Namibia has to offer. Sustainability champions. With its 3 camps and the lodge it is not a one-night stop but a place to arrive, to stay and to experience the desert, its people, the wildlife and the most magnificent landscape spectacle in Namibia. It is a perfect location to end a trip through Namibia as Wolwedans ads a philosophic element to a Namibia safari.More Info
The Wolwedans Dune Camp with its 6 tents on large wooden decks is probably one of the most charming camps. Its sophisticated tents offer endless vistas into the red sand dunes of NamibRand. The Dune Camp is perched on a dune plateau and is built with a combination of wooden structures and canvas blinds. Tea-decks, the wine cellar, the library and small pool are additional features.
The Dune Camp provides a more down-to-earth, yet stylish, experience. It has an unparalleled natural charm, which courts the young and more adventurous traveller
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 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 camp is simply charming and intimate. Set up in an environmentally friendly manner on wooden platforms in the middle of a huge sea of sand, the 8 EnSuite tents for a maximum of 16 guests impress with their constructive clarity and timeless elegance. Positioned on the edge of a 250-metre high dune, the Dune Camp tents are pitched on wooden platforms and are comfortable and spacious including a private bathroom. A generous deck with a hammock invites to extensive siestas. A family unit with two tents is equally well suited for friends travelling in a small group and wanting some more privacy.
The main tent houses a lounge, dining area and an open-plan kitchen where the desert chef interacts with guests whilst preparing lavish meals. The traditional campfire invites travellers to share their stories or contemplate tomorrows activities, such as E-Biking, horse riding or the educative Bushman walk.
Special interest activities can include:
Hot air ballooning
Activities available are:
Guided scenic drives,
Walking safaris treading along the ancient hunting grounds of the Bushmen
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