©

Sesriem trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Sesriem

Trip Planner Africa  /  Namibia  /  Khomas Region  /  Sesriem
Sesriem is a small settlement located in the Namib Desert, in Namibia, close to the southern end of the Naukluft Mountains. It is especially known because the "Sesriem gate" is the main access point to the Namib-Naukluft National Park for visitors entering the park to visit the nearby tourist attraction of Sossusvlei. As many "settlements" in the Namib, Sesriem is essentially a filling station with basic services such as public telephones and a couple of small kiosks where travellers can get general supplies such as food and water. In the surroundings of Sesriem there are several accommodations, such as a few lodges (e.g., "Le Mirage Desert" and the "Sossusvlei Lodge") and at least 24 campsites for backpackers.By the Sesriem gate, hot air balloons depart in the early morning, providing scenic flights over the Sossusvlei dunes.Sesriem CanyonSesriem is also known for the Sesriem Canyon, about 4 km from Sesriem itself, which is the second most important tourist attraction in the area after Sossusvlei. It is a natural canyon carved by the Tsauchab rivier in the local sedimentary rock, about a kilometre (0.6 mile) long and up to 30 meters (100 feet) deep. The name Sesriem is Afrikaans and means "six belts", given by settlers on the Dorsland Trek who had to attach together six belts (made of oryx hides) in order to reach buckets down into the canyon to scoop up water. The Sesriem Canyon is only two metres (6.5 feet) wide in some places, and has a portion that permanently contains water, which many animals use.
Sesriem is in Khomas Region. Add Sesriem and other Namibia destinations to your travel plans using our Namibia trip maker .
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Sesriem

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Sesriem

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Places to visit with Sesriem

Recently planned trips to Sesriem

9 days in Namibia BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Namibia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Namibia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Namibia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 43 days in Namibia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA August, outdoors, relaxing, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 28 days in Namibia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 26 days in Namibia BY A USER FROM NORWAY November, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Namibia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Namibia BY A USER FROM BELGIUM October, culture, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Namibia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Namibia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Namibia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans