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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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Average Rating

based on 502 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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