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An ambitious, eight-year architectural project has come to life in a remote corner of the Namib Desert. Set on the Namib Tsaris Conservancy, a 45-minute drive from the towering Sossusvlei dunes, The Nest has been modelled on the elaborate, otherworldly form of a giant sociable weaver bird’s nest, constructed mostly from thatch and incorporating captivating art and design pieces.

It is a private villa, open all year round and available on an exclusive-use basis, providing multi-generational families and groups of friends with one of the most personalised and luxurious private accommodations in Namibia. Complete with Wi-Fi and solar-powered lighting, The Nest comes with a private guide and game-drive vehicle, a chef and housekeeping staff. There is a swimming pool and children’s play area. With three double en suite bedrooms plus a children’s room, the villa sleeps multiple guests comfortably.

Lying in an area of stunning natural beauty and surprisingly good wildlife, The Nest @ Sossus Villa is a perfect base from which to explore the Namib Desert. Morning drives to the Sossusvlei dunes are balanced with nature drives in the conservancy and you have the chance to enjoy nature walks, too. You can also sit back at night to a flood-lit waterhole (giraffe, leopard and hyena are regular visitors) and some of the most impressive night skies you will have seen, guided through the cosmos by your guide. Hot-air ballooning, helicopter and scenic flights over the Namib and Sossusvlei can be arranged as extras.


  • Extraordinary private-use villa in beautiful desert oasis setting
  • Relax completely with a private guide, chef and butler at your service
  • Visit the Sossusvlei dunes, go on guided nature drives and walks, birding and star-gazing
  • Swimming pool, Wi-Fi, indoor and outdoor socialising areas, solar power and kids’ playground
  • Watch animals come to drink at your own waterhole, which is flood-lit at night!


  • Day tours
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Hot air ballooning


The Nest @ Sossus

The Nest has three large and luxurious double bedrooms, each designed with their thatch ceiling stretching low to the dark wooden floor. Spacious and lit through circular windows, the rooms have their own bathrooms where you find showers plus all the conveniences from fluffy towels, bathrobes and slippers to toiletries, insect repellent and a vanity kit. The rooms are extremely comfortable and have an electric fan and a safe for comfort and peace of mind.

Other rooms

One of the double bedrooms has a smaller child’s bedroom attached to it, containing bunk beds designed in the form of small bird nests. The room comes with a desk and an en suite bathroom.


The three bedrooms at The Nest lead off from a central communal area where you find a lounge and dining area, a study and a modern, open-plan kitchen. The mood in the villa is light and spacious with minimalist art pieces scattered throughout the property creating a quirky and interesting ambience. Step outside and there are more seating and dining areas plus a pool and children’s playground. Wi-Fi is available at The Nest and the villa’s lights are powered by solar energy, also giving you an opportunity to recharge electrical devices.

The Nest comes complete with private guide and vehicle, ready to take you to the Sossusvlei dunes or into the reserve for a nature drive. A personal chef takes care of all the cooking, and a butler and housekeeping staff ensure all your needs are catered for, including a complimentary laundry service.


You enjoy three meals a day at The Nest @ Sossus Villa, served with complimentary local drinks. Since you have your own chef, you can decide on the meal times but a day in the Namib is best started early. A hot breakfast is prepared before you venture out into the desert - porridge and cereals as well as bacon, eggs and toast - and you enjoy a freshly prepared lunch – usually salads, a pasta dish or light meal – before a grand, multi-course evening dinner, best served outside under the stars.

The standard of catering is very high at The Nest and dietary requirements can be accommodation with prior notification.

General facilities

  • Swimming Pool

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