Wolwedans is the prime example in responsible tourism and conservation Namibia has to offer. 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. Private Camp is a unique and secluded home at Wolwedans, Situated in a quiet and idyllic valley, it caters for six (6) guests exclusively. The Private Camp is designed for those who enjoy the peace that utter silence can afford.More Info Video
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 open and airy tent landscape of the Private Camp spreads out on a huge wooden deck. The only 3 EnSuite rooms can be booked exclusively as a complete ensemble. From every point of this elegantly and tastefully furnished hideaway, the guest is surrounded by the indescribable drama of the desert landscape. Zebras, springboks, oryx antelopes and many other animals rendezvous at the nearby drinking trough. Here you can hear the silence of the desert. On different levels, there is a 'sala' for the siesta, the central lounge with studio and library, dining deck and a fully equipped kitchen. In addition to the soul safari on site, the Private Camp offers exclusive activities in the reserve, be it a scenic drive or a more active Bushman Walk, on horseback or riding an e-bike.
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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