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Mowani Mountain Camp

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8/10

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Highlights

- Rare desert adapted elephants
- Innovative architecture
- Local rock art

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Overview

Mowani Mountain Camp is a sophisticated lodge nestled between a collection of giant boulders in the heart of the Twyfelfontein area, in the Western area of Namibia. In a prime position with fantastic views and a great sundowner spot, this property is perfect for couples and families alike.

A sister camp to near by Camp Kipwe, and run to the same high standard, this innovative property enjoys a variety of habitats and dramatic natural landscapes. The camp is made up of unusual, thatched dome structures that house a comfortable lounge and dining area as well as a gift shop and lead to a swimming pool, tucked away behind more boulders.

In this harsh and sparse environment, a number of species have adapted to the desert like conditions. Twice daily game drives search for the elusive desert adapted elephant as well as more common wildlife such as giraffe, baboon, springbok and jackal. Nature walks are popular in the immediate area of the lodge but more serious hikes could also be organised with the guides if you are keen. Nearby Twyfelfontein offers some unique and impressive rock art as well as balooning trips and some good cultural trips can be made to local villages.

The accommodation is split into thirteen ensuite rooms and two private suites. Once again, the structures are thatched domes, and they cleverly blend into the natural landscape whilst still being architecturally impressive. All the rooms are spacious with open views across the valley or the hilltops depending on the room type. Traditionally furnished with African ornaments and materials, all the rooms are ensuite and have private terraces from which to enjoy the fabulous views. Both the mini suite and the suite are air conditioned and have open air decks, outdoor and indoor bathrooms and comfortable lounges. Dinner can be served on the balcony of the suite making it a good choice for honeymooners.

There is no minimum age for children at Mowani Mountain which is unusual and a big plus for families with younger children. However, there are no specific programmes for children and the landscape could be potentially hazardous, so close parental supervision will be needed. The pleasant pool area and private terraces of the accommodation are places children could enjoy during the day.

Mowani Mountain Camp is a good quality lodge with access to some good game and unusual rock art. Whilst stronger game can be found elsewhere, this is a strong contender in the Damaraland area and could be ideal for families with older, more responsible children, or those with very young children that are less interested in an intense safari holiday.

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  • We had the most amazing time. It exceeded all my hopes of what the trip would be. The guides, the hotels - everything was of such a wonderful quality. Thank you for organizing everything. I will absolutely recommend Tourdust and use you again.

    MissingClaudia L reviewing Luxury Desert Holiday on 11 January 2024

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    We are already planning a trip to Vietnam next year

    MissingKate B reviewing Morocco Family Holiday: Kasbahs, Mountains & Souks on 10 January 2024

  • Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again

    MissingGodfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023

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