At Agama River Camp in Sesriem Canyon Namibia, there are ten
rustic style Chalets with modern amenities and comforts inside, while the solid roofs serve as a private viewing platform or an ideal position for stargazing at night – or even a place to sleep under the stars. The main camp buildings incorporate a
cosy bar, a friendly restaurant which serves excellent meals and a large viewing deck for sunsets. All the Chalets offer two three-quarter size beds with an area to write in your diary, side tables, lamps, air-conditioning & fan, a spacious en-suite shower-room with basin and mirror and separate toilet. Then there’s the solid
upstairs deck for a night under the stars, a veranda and chairs.
There are also the original campsites should you prefer to sleep under canvas or under the stars.
comforts of home and a surprising range of facilities for relaxation when not exploring the surrounding area. Not least amongst these is the stunning swimming pool and a very practical shelter from the sun. The main building houses the cosy bar, an excellent restaurant, and a large viewing deck.
Around Agama River Camp itself Guests may take self-guided walks
into the foothills of the mountains. The Naukluft Mountains are one of the most beautiful parts of Namibia and self-guided hiking trails of varying difficulty begin from Naukluft itself.
Activities at Agama River Camp
The Olive Trail (10km) takes you to the top of the plateau and offers spectacular views of black eagle nests on vertical red cliffs. o The Waterkloof Trail (17 km) reveals miraculously cold mountain streams and crystal clear pools – all in apparently waterless terrain. o
There are more ambitious 4-8 day hikes (up to 120 km), with camping overnight, for groups of 3-12 people. Note that these involve strict regulations and controls, to maximise your safety in the wilderness. The 8-day hike is considered the toughest in Southern Africa. 4×4 Drivers and Nature Enthusiasts can take the challenging 24 hour 4×4 Nature Trail (73 km), with overnight camping in outstanding landscapes. This exclusive trail has limited access, so reservations must be made in advance (in Windhoek). Sossusvlei is the site of Namibia’s highest sand dune. The stunning red dunes stretching to the horizon are an iconic image of Namibia, not to be missed. While there, don’t forget to visit Deadvlei, a white clay pan between the enormous red dunes, where dead trees, up to 900 years old, starkly and stubbornly reach towards the vivid blue sky – a truly remarkable natural sculpture. Don’t forget your camera! Driving time is approximately 40 minutes. An early start is essential.