-Elusive desert elephants
-Impressive boulder strewn landscape
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Camp Kipwe is located in the Damaraland area in the western region of Namibia. This charming camp is nestled in a collection of boulders with sweeping views across the valley and offers a slightly different safari experience for a reasonable price.
Built between huge boulders resting on the hillside, this camp blends into the natural landscape and offers a simple lodge setting. A pleasant open air lounge area and a modest swimming pool make up the communal areas and are great places to relax after a day out on safari.
The wildlife in the area is good year round and unusually, offers the chance of spotting the elusive desert elephants as well as baboon, giraffe, jackals and the occasional leopard. Vehicle safari is the main activity at Kipwe, and the camp runs to a strict schedule of twice daily game drives around the local area. Walking safaris are also offered with this being a fantastic landscape for some unusual hikes. the guides have valuable local knowledge of the area and should be able to take you to some breathtaking viewpoints. Rock art is also a major draw of the area and there are some impressive works to be seen at various locations. Cultural interaction is a big part of the camp’s ethos and there are some really interesting local villages guests can visit. Hot air balloon rides are also offered at nearby Twyfelfontein.
The accommodation is split into ten eco friendly bungalows that are a pleasant change from the usual safari tents. Each room features a private verandah and can be made up as a twin or double bed. The large, open rooms use natural colours and materials to blend into the rocky landscape and all have ensuite bathrooms with outdoor showers and washing facilities. Air conditioning is also in each bungalow to counteract the much hotter months between August and November. Two family suites are available with separate children’s tents; perfect for families with older children who would enjoy their own space. One mini suite is also available:- a thatched bungalow with a bedroom and lounge area, verandah, television, mini bar and personal laundry service.
Unusually, there is no minimum age for children at Camp Kipwe, which is a great advantage for those with young children. However, close parental supervision will be needed as the camp is not specifically geared up for children and with so many boulders, the landscape is not particularly child friendly. In addition, the family suites have separate tents for the children which may not be appropriate for those not old enough to be left to sleep alone.
Camp Kipwe is a pleasant camp in a fantastic location for impressive hiking and good game viewing. Whilst the wildlife here may be slightly more sparse than in other areas, the guides do a good job of getting the most out of the area and provide an enjoyable desert experience.
- Close to famous Twyfelfontein rock carvings
- Beautiful, rugged location
- Namibia Country Lodges portfolio
- Spectacular setting with amazing views
- Easy access to rock art at Twyfelfontein
- A chance to see desert-adapted elephant
- Game drives and cultural interaction
- Fantastic cultural activities and ethical tourism
- Mountain landscapes
- locally run
- Stunning Views
- 25 Bungalows
- Two swimming pools
- Between Etosha & Damaraland
- Rare Rhino tracking
- High concentration of desert adapted wildlife
- Remote and secluded
- Stunning views
- Guided walking trail
- Sleeping under the stars
- Remote location
- Unique experience
- Black Rhino and Desert Elephant tracking
- 100% run by the local community
- Fantastic cultural programme
- Stunning Views
- Stunning isolated setting
- Day and night safaris
- Rhino tracking
- Rare desert-adapted wildlife
- Stunning secluded location
- Authentic eco-friendly camp
- Guided walks and game drives
- Rare desert adapted elephants
- Innovative architecture
- Local rock art
- Excellent rock art and rock formations
- Peaceful, laidback property
- Stunning mountain backdrop
- 10 chalets, pool, lounge area, bar
- Breathtaking desert location
- Close to Sossusvlei entrance
- Communal bomas and Braai facilities
- Taleni Africa Portfolio
- Secluded desert location, great views
- Characterful, comfy & friendly lodge
- Informative Sossusvlei dune visits
- Swimming pool
Condensed 7-day self drive adventure focusing on Northern Namibia (Etosha NP, Damaraland, & Central Highlands) with superb wildlife viewing and good value, characterful accommodation.
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Yes everything went incredibly smoothly , excellent guide and set up u have . I might need a new pair of calves though !!! Thanks for sorting ALL the changes out. Regards Charlie
charles b reviewing 6 Day Toubkal Circuit on 03 May 2023
Hi Lisa, We had a fabulous time thank you. The accommodation and other ideation were all terrific - that’s so much for your help. The apartment in Cape Town was particularly good - we would never have found that: Boschendal was great as well and game lodge was superb. Thanks again, Alistair
Alistair A reviewing Cape Town, Garden Route and Kruger on 28 April 2023
Well, we are back and still buzzing. We have had a marvellous time. The weather helped. We left Manchester in the snow and arrived in Marrakesh at 30 degrees. We were well looked after in the Riad. I'm glad we booked a meal for the first evening - ate it on the roof terrace. We can recommend that. It was delicious. We ate at the Foundouk, as per your recommendation and on the following night we ate at Le Jardin - got lost on the way to it!. We can really recommend Le Jardin.
The following day we went to Majorelle gardens. Fortunately we had looked it up before we travelled because you have to book in advance online only from Jan 2023. We found our own way to the Medera Ben Yousef and Latifa took us to Bahia Palace - both were stunning.
The following morning our lovely taxi driver Mohammond collected us to go to the EcoLodge. Yet another Mohammond made us very welcome. Again we ate well! You were right, the pool was freezing, but I can't sit next to water and not get in. Once you're in you forget how cold it is! I wasn't the only person to try the pool.
Rashid, our guide for our walk collected us. He was brilliant. It was hard work, but worth it. I was determined I would make it. Kevin is fitter than me! The Berber family were lovely. We stopped when we were nearly there to see how rag rugs were made. When we got back Rashid and Mohammond confessed that Mohammond had said to Rashid that he should get us to a road if we got too tired and they would send a taxi (or a mule!) to collect us - or me, but Rashid was sure that I'd be OK. He was right. I think they wondered about these 2 70+ year olds. We can't praise Rashid enough. He had walked over from Imlil in the morning and was going to walk back after he left us.
Thank you so much for putting our holiday together. We never thought it would be 3 years before we went. We are so glad we persevered. We did wonder what we had let ourselves in for as 2 oldies!
Fiona and Kevin
Fiona B reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 21 April 2023