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Aba Huab Camp

Community Campsites - Damaraland - Namibia

This is one of the nicest camp sites in Namibia, the camp is well shaded from old trees the facilities are generally good and to make everything a little more special during the dry season the desert elephants often bless Aba-Huab with their presence. The site provides ideal accommodation for visitors to Damaraland who wish to visit Twyfelfontein, the Burnt Mountain, organ Pipes and Petrified Forest.

The campsites are situated along the Aba-Huab river bed (nearly always dry as with nearly all rivers in Namibia), the ablution blocks include flushing toilets and some hot showers. All the sites are different but equipment may include fireplaces, tables, benches and taps. A bar is available while a restaurant is in the planning stages.

Why visit Aba-Huab Campsite?

  • Ideally located for visiting Twyfelfontein, one of the most important rock art sites in Africa

What can you experience?

What facilities are available?

  • A variety of campsites along the Aba-Huab River (ephemeral, can be wet in rainy season), some with fireplaces, tables, benches, taps etc. Total capacity is 50-60 persons
  • 2 x ablution blocks with flush toilets & hot showers
  • „A-frame” thatched shelters
  • Bar with cool drinks & snacks
  • Services of local guides
  • Laundry service

Nearby attractions include:

  • Twyfelfontein Rock Art (15 min)
  • Burnt Mountain / Organ Pipes (20 min)
  • Petrified Forest (45 min - 1 hr)

Where is it?

  • 6 km from the Twyfelfontein Rock art site on the D3214 gravel road.

How do I get there?

Aba-Huab Campsite can be accessed from two directions. From the north, turn off the main Khorixas - Sesfontein road (C39/D2620 gravel) on to the D3254 (gravel) and after approx. 15 km take a right hand turn (still D3254; there is a broken rock sign for Aba-Huab), after approx. 6 kilometres you will cross the Aba-Huab dry riverbed. The camp is on the right hand side after crossing the riverbed.

From the south, travel on the main Uis - Khorixas road (C35 gravel) for approx. 72 km from the Uis junction and then turn left on to the D2612 (gravel). Follow this road for a further 65 km (approx.). Turn left onto the D3254 (gravel), after approx. 6 kilometres you will cross the Aba-Huab dry riverbed. The camp is on the right hand side after crossing the riverbed. Access is by 2 x 4 vehicle. Caution may be required in the rainy season when the river very occasionally floods.

Unfortunately we are not able to book community campsites as there are no reliable contact numbers or booking offices in places.
The only way to get a site is to arrange it on arrival at the campsite.

Community Tourism | Namibia
  • Aba-Huab Camp: Camping near Twyfelfontein
  • Aba-Huab Camp: Traditional Damara style huts
  • Aba-Huab Camp: Typical shaded campsite
  • Aba-Huab Camp: The Bar
  • Aba-Huab Camp: Twyfelfontein
  • Aba-Huab Camp: Twyfelfontein OrganPipes
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