Camp Kipwe is situated within the Twyfelfontein Conservancy in the Damaraland area of Namibia. The entire region is renowned for its geology and unusual rock formations. So it is no surprise that the camp is built amongst large granite boulders, which are cleverly incorporated in the overall design and layout of the lodge. Rock paintings and rare desert-adapted flora and fauna can also be viewed on organized trips from the camp. A sister lodge, Mowani Mountain Camp is a mere 4km away.
An advantage of the small size of the Camp Kipwe is the relaxed and tranquil environment. The lounge in the main lodge is an ideal meeting place to discuss travel and safari experiences with other guests. Wine and dine in the bar and restaurant. The views from here take in the mountains and Aba-Huab River. Stunning sunsets complement the outstanding scenery. Other facilities include a curio shop and reception area. Many guests make a beeline to the swimming pool, which offers a welcome respite from the hot Namibian sunshine.
The rooms are built from natural materials including mopane branches and the local red basalt stones, giving a natural and organic feel. Hot water is heated by an old fashioned wood burning 'donkey'. Guests stay in:
Bungalows: There are 9 bungalows with twin/double beds. Air-conditioning, en-suite facilities (outdoor shower and ablutions) are standard. A private verandah overlooks the rugged Damaraland scenery
Suite: The luxury thatched suite has a lounge equipped with air-conditioning, satellite television, a double room with en-suite bathroom, laundry service and a mini-bar.
As the lodge is situated close to the Aba-Huab River Activities from Camp Kipwe include elephant nature drives, These guided trips include exploring the surrounding area in a 4x4 vehicle, in search of Namibia's remaining 600 desert dwelling elephant.
The Twyfelfontein excursions last for around 2 ½ hrs, starting in the afternoon. The drive includes visits to the Burnt Mountain, the Organ Pipes, as well as to the fascinating Bushman Engravings.
There are a number of guided nature walks that will cover trails in and around Camp Kipwe, the durations will depend on the guests.
Children are accepted at Camp Kipwe, and special meals can be arranged on request. Meals at Camp Kipwe have fixed timings and are served in the dining room.
Breakfast is served at 07h00 and lunch at 13h00 daily.
In the winter months of April-September, afternoon tea is served at 16h00 and dinner at 19h00.
In the summer months of September-April, afternoon tea is served at 16h30 and dinner at 20h00.
Camp Kipwe’s Bungalows almost all now have solar powered geysers.
The Kipwe Suite also now offers Wi-Fi and a telephone to be able to make use of the in-suite dining option / service – allowing guests to remain in their own bubble should they so wish.
We are in the process of adding two Suites to Camp Kipwe – one is East facing and the other is West facing. These will be similar to Mowani’s Mountain Suite, with a lounge, bedroom and bathroom area, a large deck area with stunning views featuring a plunge pool and sun loungers. And the rates will be common-rated with the Mountain Suite when they open from October 2021.
Parents are advised to watch their children closely at all times, as the area is known for snakes and scorpions. Camp Kipwe is also surrounded by boulders, which can get quite slippery and dangerous at times. Parents should also make ensure their kids do not disturb other guests.
The closest airstrip is at Twyfelfontein, which is approximately 15kms from Camp Kipwe.
Elephant / Nature Drive: A 4-6 hour morning drive to explore the surrounding country and possibly find some of the elusive desert adapted elephants.
Twyfelfontein, Burnt Mountain and Organ Pipes Excursion: This 2 hour trip sets out every afternoon and visits the main highlights of this part of Damaraland including the rock art at Twyfelfontein.
Hiking: This region is ideal for walking and guests are encouraged to explore the area surrounding Camp Kipwe.
We are absolutely convinced that this is where Nelly the Elephant decided to live, after deciding to run away from the circus! A bit run down - but in an excellent location.
Damaraland is home to a community of people who have survived and thrived through a remarkable adaptation and deep connection to the land and to one another. Here lies their history, inscribed in the crumbling rock and stone. This is the community spirit that we offer to our visitors: warm, unexpected, village-esque, and always memorable. Delve into the community setting in the unique cottages, each with its own small vegetable garden. Enjoy the view of unique landscapes from the sunset deck, where the glow of light reflects off the majestic mopane trees. Or select one of three walking trails, to experience the woodland in a more personal setting.
This camp was started by Wilderness Safaris and is now managed by the local community. Expect luxury, desert elephants and rhino.
A good quality lodge located close to the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein. Excursions to the engravings and in search of desert adapted elephant are available.
A fairly basic establishment just outside the town of Khorixas.
Private campsites in a beautiful setting.
One of the most luxurious lodges in the area - accommodation is in luxury tents or more 'solid' suites.
This is Africa, infused with unmistakeable Namibian flair, visible all around you in the staff’s gleaming smiles and the tastefully curated suites
Nestled in rolling boulders of a granite outcrop, Twyfelfontein Adventure Camp is conveniently situated a ten minutes drive from Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings, within walking distance.
Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is much more than just accommodation; it is a destination in itself.
Close to the Vingerklip rock formation and offering exciting views of the Ugab Plains.
The Vingerklip is a 35m high finger like rock structure - this popular and well equipped lodge has two swimming pools and apart from being close to Vingerklip is in close proximity to Twyfelfontein, Burnt Mountain, Petrified Forest and other wonders of Damaraland.
These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.
The place was very nice and very well decorated. However, there was no wifi and the water was not complementary. The elephants excursion was very good.
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