Camp Aussicht Campsite & Self-Catering
|Sesfontein Area, Namibia
Camp Aussicht is situated on top of a hill overlooking Damaraland to the west. Originally practically single handedly built as a dioptase mine (a rare mineral found only here and in Russia) Marius Steiner started a small lodge and camp site.
Camp Aussicht offers four double rooms and two 'bucket showers' which are both environmentally friendly and a lot of fun. Tap your bucket of hot water directly from the wood fired boiler and pour it into the bucket shower. You will find one bucket is enough! There are two toilets outside, simple but clean. Breakfast and dinner are served either on the terrace or in the dining room. Current (220V) is available for charging batteries, etc.
Just above the lodge area you will find the perfect camp spot. There are five stands with enough room for your car, tent and braai (barbeque).
- Himba and Herero villages - Himba and Herero live scattered around the wider Camp Aussicht area. Marius Steiner functions as a local advisor and offers guided tours to these remote villages. You will meet tribes which are not spoilt yet by too much tourism. Marius also set up a doctor's post and home for visiting doctors;
- Wildlife & Mineral mine - In Damaraland you can see the rare desert elephants (if you're lucky) and many other species of beautiful wildlife. Also, Camp Aussicht is a nice stop over on your way to Etosha. For lovers of minerals Camp Aussicht is a must see. Visit the dioptase mine at the lodge or ask to see the new one on your guided tour;
- Damaraland / Kaokoland trek - On request you can take a special tour through the incredible landscape of Damara and Kaokoland. Prepare for some serious off-road driving with the steepest decent of all of Namibia! This tour takes several days and is only available when circumstances allow.