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Reviewed 16 July 2018

We stayed at Desert Quiver Camp for two nights. Upon arrival we were greeted by fabulous staff who were the most hospitable we encountered in Namibia - they were helpful in providing information on visiting the national park and genuinely enthusiastic about camp.

We were accommodated in chalet 13, the closest to reception. Furnishings were modern and to a reasonable standard, with functioning power outlets and air conditioning. Unfortunately, we found the hot water to be a slight issue as its only hot for about ten minutes; naturally, this isn't a huge deal, but certainly an area for improvement.

The camp is conveniently located about 5 minutes drive from the entrance gate to Namibia-Naukluft National Park. Taleni Africa, the company who run the camp, as well as sister hotels Desert Camp and Sossusvlei Lodge, also operate a petrol station and well stocked convenience store at Sossus Oasis, just before the park entry gate.

While the camp is self-catering and rooms are equipped with fully functioning kitchens, we booked the half board option with meals at Sossusvlei Lodge. The drive to the lodge didn't bother us, though it is noteworthy that you will be driving in the dark (in winter at least). Dinner buffet was actually very good, better than we were expecting with reasonable vegetarian choices and pleasant outdoor seating. Breakfast was average - we felt there could have been more choice, though offerings tasted fine.

Activities can also be booked at Sossusvlei Lodge; we did the Elim dune nature walk. Our guide was friendly, though the walk is really quite strenuous and tiring. Wildlife opportunities probably aren't as good as in Swakopmund - we saw only dune ants and dancing spiders, though it was an enjoyable activity nonetheless.

Overall, the camp offers lovely lodging in a splendid location; there's nothing acutely wrong with the place, only a few minor areas for improvement.

Date of stay: June 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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TaleniAfrica, Manager at Desert Quiver Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Dear Adam,
Thank you for the great rating and review!
Delighted that you enjoyed the hospitality you received from our staff, the modern furnishings at our units, the dinner buffet at Sossusvlei Lodge as well as the Elim dune walk. Noted areas for improvement.
Looking forward to welcome you back!
Best wishes,
The Desert Quiver Camp Team

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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile


What a welcoming sight to see after a long day traveling through the desert. Blending in perfectly with its surroundings- the accommodation consists of a row of well designed little houses all with sloping roofs looking out onto a stunning desert scape. There is a lovely swimming pool with sun beds to relax by. Nice modern design with open plan style toilet and shower. Very comfortable bed. You mustn’t flush your toilet paper, it goes in the bin provided. Each room has an outdoor kitchen which is cleverly disguised under a canvas cover which you can roll up. There’s a sink and kettle and small stove and a barbecue on your patio. Breakfast and dinner is at the Hotel Sossusvlei Lodge just up the road which is very classy and upmarket. Dinner is buffet style eaten outside in beautiful floodlit terraces and warming fire pits either side. Starters, salad and dessert is found inside and all the hot food is outside and prepared by chefs.
At night the sky is alive with stars, it is the most magical sight. It’s just you, the desert and the stars.

Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TaleniAfrica, Manager at Desert Quiver Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Dear Happy Travellers,
Thanks you for the great rating and review! We are delighted that you enjoyed our beautiful surroundings, the modern design units, the dinner buffet as well as the starry night skies!
We are looking forward to welcome you back!
Best wishes,
The Desert Quiver Camp Team

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Reviewed 2 July 2018

We recently had the pleasure of attending our daughters wedding,hosted by Desert Quiver Camp.Totally blown away by the effort,care and dedication of all staff members,that made the weekend so special and memorable for our families,friends and the new bride and groom.So thank you so much. Highly recommend the morning desert dune tour and dinner under the stars by the lodge. The perfect venue for your destination wedding,better than anything you could ever imagine.

Room tip: All units have beautiful views.
Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
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TaleniAfrica, Manager at Desert Quiver Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Dear Martyn,
Thanks so much for the excellent rating and superb review! We are delighted that you enjoyed all our efforts for the wedding, the morning Desert excursion as well as the dinner under the stars experience at our Sossusvlei Lodge!
We are looking forward to welcome you back during your next visit to Sossusvlei!
Best wishes,
The Desert Quiver Camp and Sossusvlei Lodge Teams

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

An excellent spot to explore the southern Namibia desert from. "Camp" is misleading. All amenites imcluding air conditioning, beautiful rooms, comfy beds, magnificent views, pool,bar and great staff. Although self cateriing we had breakfast and dinner at a nearby resort.

Date of stay: June 2018
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TaleniAfrica, Manager at Desert Quiver Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Dear HMC,
Thank you for the superb rating and review! Delighted that you enjoyed all our amenities, air conditioning, comfy beds, pool, bar as well as our great staff! We are looking forward to welcome you back during your next visit to Sossusvlei!
Best wishes,
The Desert Quiver Camp Team

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Well really, if you don’t want to go remote, don’t go!!!
What a beautiful place to be ‘remote’! Service was perfect, bar staff had the knowledge that ‘bar sitters’ love. We stayed two nights. On a Sunway Tour. With use of the camp kitchen, fire place, bar, it was a perfect day to sit back and reflect on each other’s go of the day.
Water a tad cool for me to get in but I did put my feet in while watching a sunset that’s hard to beat colours.
Yep, I’m not joking! Get there!!!!

Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TaleniAfrica, Manager at Desert Quiver Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Dear Steve & Lee,
Thanks so much for the superb rating and review! Delighted that you enjoyed our remote location, the bar area, fire place and the amazing sunset colours!
We are looking forwars to welcome you back during your next visit to Sossusvlei!
Best wishes,
The Desert Quiver Camp Team

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