MOWANI MOUNTAIN CAMP & CAMP KIPWE

Mowani Mountain Camp & Camp Kipwe

In the unspoilt wilderness area of Southern Damaraland, these comfortable lodges offer magnificent scenery and desert fauna and flora. Activities include nature drives in search of the elusive desert adapted Elephants, excursions to Twyfelfontein to see the bushman paintings and nature walks.

Mowani Mountain Camp is one of the finest in the Damaraland region of Namibia, and it lies in a vast and unspoilt wilderness, between the Ugab and Huab Rivers. Outstanding desert scenery, fascinating geological formations and archaeological sites, and an inimitable variety of desert flora and fauna, make this a compelling destination for many a visitor.The luxury tented accommodation is built inconspicuously, nestled amongst the natural surroundings, to ensure minimum impact on the natural environment. It consists of 12 luxury tents, all with en-suite facilities, decorated beautifully in an East African style. Individual wooden decks, ensure an open and superb view of the Damara landscape. Activities from the lodge include excursions to the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein, an archaeological site that offers more than 2,500 engravings, as well as various paintings. Historians and visitors alike, consider it be one of the finest examples of rock engravings in Southern Africa. A morning's nature drive with the possibility of seeing the elusive desert-adapted elephant and rare black rhino is another favourite here. The more adventurous might prefer one of the walking trails, between the boulders and mopane trees in the valley below the lodge. It takes hikers to a small waterhole, and a viewpoint. Not to be missed, however, is the spectacular sunsets from the camp sundowner point. Situated close by are other main attractions of the area, including the Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes, all within easy driving distance.

Camp Kipwe is an intimate and remote bush lodge located in Namibia's arid yet starkly beautiful Twyfelfontein region, home to many ancient Bushman etchings. The 8 specially-designed rooms are unique and private, with an outdoor bathroom, thatched roofs and spectacular views over the surrounding area. Camp Kipwe offers guided nature walks around the Twyfelfontein Conservancy, as well as trips to see the Bushman etchings, the mysterious Organ Pipes and Burnt Mountain. For a very special experience, an Elephant Nature Drive is a must-do; explore the terrain in search of these elusive desert-dwelling elephants who have adapted to the dry and sandy conditions of northern Namibia. For a real Namibian experience in one of Africa's most remote regions, a getaway to Camp Kipwe is highly recommended.