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Etendeka Mountain Camp

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- Stunning secluded location
- Authentic eco-friendly camp
- Guided walks and game drives

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Etendeka Mountain Camp is a rustic, eco-friendly bush camp located in a large private conservancy within the stunning Etendeka lava flows of Northern Damaraland, northwest Namibia. This remote wilderness is home to a diverse range of species, including mountain zebra, giraffe, oryx and springbok as well as the more elusive lion, black rhino and desert elephant.

The main camp areas include a sheltered swimming pool and a spacious, open-fronted lounge constructed from local stone. Wi-fi and electrical charging points are available, along with a selection of nature books. Communal meals are served at shared tables and there’s a small bar. Mealtimes are laid back and friendly; guests relax with sundowners and enjoy buffet-style feasts prepared on open fires. With its strong conservation ethos and extensive use of solar power, Etendeka is highly ranked in the Namibian Eco-awards.

Activities include safari walks and game drives with Etendeka’s extremely knowledgeable guides. The area is geologically stunning, with red basalt mountains, and quartz and agate-littered terrain. Excursions further afield include Crystal Mountain, famed for its semiprecious stones, and visits to indigenous tribes in Otjitheka. Minimal light and air pollution allow perfect conditions for evening star gazing. The camp is unfenced and animals roam freely through, allowing guests a thrilling glimpse of wildlife up-close.

The basic but comfortable accommodation comprises 10 ensuite Meru-style tents, each sleeping a maximum of two. The tents are simply furnished with double or twin beds, table and chairs, reading lamp and clothes rail. Bathrooms include electric lighting, flush toilets, washbasin with hot and cold running water and a traditional open-air bucket shower.

To limit vehicles on the concession, guests can self-drive to a pick up point 18km from camp. Alternatively there is an airstrip approximately 5km from the camp for private air charters.

Children of eight years and over are welcome, with discounted rates for under 12s. As there is no child-specific program, Etendeka will suit older children who enjoy wildlife, exploration, and walking activities. Due to the unfenced nature of the camp, parents are reminded they must supervise their children at all times.

Etendeka Mountain Camp offers an authentic wilderness experience amidst spectacular scenery and wildlife, and will suit travellers seeking peace and relaxation off the beaten track.

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  • 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

  • We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil

    MissingPhilip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023

  • It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve

    MissingStephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023

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