Mowani Mountain Camp is one of the finest in the Damaraland region of Namibia. The setting is amongst a vast and unspoilt wilderness, between the Ugab and Huab Rivers. This allows for game drives to search for desert-adapted elephants, to the backdrop of outstanding desert scenery. Fascinating geological formations and archaeological sites peppered with an impressive variety of desert flora and fauna complement any safari. Self-drive tourists can roam around the area in their own vehicles or be driven by one of the camp's guides.
We have extended our Dining deck, allowing for more open-air space and to take in those beautiful views. This also allows for more social distancing to ensure our guests are comfortable and safe at all times.
Away from the main area we have added a separate chill-out / smokers lounge for those who may wish to smoke.
To the lower-right of the swimming pool deck (heading towards the Mountain Suite), we have added three Salas / Day Beds to the side of the pool area to enjoy the glorious views.
The Luxury Room has had a few changes this year and now boasts Wi-Fi in the room, a telephone which connects to reception to enable in-room dining / service, a new shower and glass doors that open out to an extended deck with a plunge pool and sun loungers.
The Mini Suite has had a soft refurbishment offering Wi-Fi in the room, a telephone to reception enabling guests to dine in the privacy of their suite, and a new deck with a plunge pool to cool off on those hot days and sunbeds.
The Mountain Suite has had a complete refurbishment with new roof, new floors, fresh paint, glass windows all around to let in more light and take advantage of that beautiful view, plus the addition of a plunge pool and sun loungers with sweeping views across Damaraland to ensure guests can really enjoy that complete privacy. The interiors and furniture have also been redone.
The camp is distinguished by thatched dome-shaped structures which represent an almost mirror-image of the granite boulders amongst which they are built. Mowani is taken from the word M'Wane, meaning 'Place of God', indicating a high level of peace and tranquility.
The main complex consists of a reception, bar, dining room and a lounge that overlooks the waterhole. Mowani pride themselves on the services and attention their staff will give to it's guests.
The luxury tented accommodation is built inconspicuously, nestled amongst the natural surroundings to ensure minimum impact on the natural environment. A tea/coffee station, in-room safe and mosquito nets draped over the bed are standard in all rooms and suites, as is a private veranda where you can sit and admire the environment. There are:
Superior View Rooms: (room 1,2,3,4) have the most superior view.
View Rooms: (room 5,6,7) have an elevated view over the valley, not quite as good, but still exceptional.
Standard View Rooms: (room 8,9,10, 11 and 12) look onto boulders and are lower down in the valley.
Luxury Room: a wall separates it from the boma area, adding privacy. One double-bedded, thatched room with partly canvas walls, air-conditioning, en-suite facilities and a mini bar (drinks excluded). The room is west facing with its own private deck overlooking the valley. It is situated close to the lodge and is ideal for guests who are not too mobile.
Mini Suite: A luxury, thatched suite with a lounge equipped with air-conditioning, a satellite television, a double room with en-suite bathroom, a laundry service and mini bar (drinks included). This suite is cocooned in the rocks with granite boulder views. Special long-stay offer available for stays of 4 nights or more!
Mountain Suite: A luxury thatched suite with spectacular wrap-around views. The lounge is equipped with air-conditioning, a satellite television and CD music centre, private dining and bar facilities, a double room with en-suite bathroom as well as a bush bath and shower with a view and mini bar (drinks included).
It's also the southernmost roaming ground for the rare black rhino and desert elephant. This is where you will find the Twyfelfontein Conservancy and the Mowani Mountain Camp.
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.
Mowani Mountain Lodge. Exclusive, luxurious and irresistible.
Desert-adapted elephant: Spend between 4-6 hrs on a morning drive exploring the region in search of the elusive desert-adapted elephants. Usually they travel up to 60kms over inhospitable terrain between feeding areas and known waterholes. In times of drought they will dig holes in dry river beds until water seeps up. This also supplies other desert dwelling creatures.
Twyfelfontein A 2 hour safari to visit some of Damaraland's most famous attractions including the Burnt Mountain, the Organ Pipes and the highlight of your trip over 2,500 rock engravings at Twyfelfontein, a World Heritage Site.
Hiking: This region is ideal for walking with the emphasis as much on scenic exploration and grasping the harshness of surviving in a desert environment as it is game viewing.
This small lodge is located between Outjo and Khorixas - it was one of the first guest farms opened in Namibia.
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.
Small private lodge consisting of thatched domed bungalows scattered amongst large granite boulders. It is well situated near Twyfelfontein and several other major Damaraland attractions.
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.
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.
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