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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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  • Trip was great and all the arrangements were excellent so thank you for all the help!

    Drivers and transfers were all good - on time and very good service on each trip.

    Accommodation was lovely - Douar Samra was amazing (weather could have been better but lovely regardless). Riad in Marrakesh was also great!

    All in all a great trip and we loved the variety of the mountains, Marrakesh and the coast.

    Thanks you once again!

    MissingHardeep S reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2024

  • I was also just about to email you to thank you and the team for arranging yet again, another wonderful experience.

    Mount Kenya was spectacular and wild - I think I prefer it to Kili in many ways. The entire support team was professional, friendly and all round fantastic in making sure that we were safe, well fed and well looked after. In particular, we would commend Peter the guide as well as Paul one of the porters who doubled-up as his deputy on summit day. Our route was often shrouded in mist and rain that rapidly gathered in the valleys and moorlands, and we were very impressed at how Peter managed to navigate us safely through all of that notwithstanding. In addition, we loved learning about the history of Mount Kenya from him in the evenings. And ofcourse, I was blown away by the lovely birthday surprise at the end complete with balloons and a delicious cake that had journeyed with us from day 1. One thing we might recommend because of the sudden change in weather (it would sometimes get extremely cold and wet) is for the equipment list to be a little bit more detailed in terms of its recommendations e.g. layers to be moisture-wicking, walking boots be waterproof, doubling up on socks to avoid blisters etc.

    El Karama is a beautiful conservancy and the lodge a true labour of love. Great hospitality in a relaxed environment. Delicious, fresh food. We enjoyed the drives, even if we didn't see much wildlife as the heavens opened on us for the last two outings. However, since it was very much geared towards families, I am not sure if I would stay again without kids. That said, I think it was perfect for a 3d/2n stay post mountain, and a much better choice than flying to the masai mara given the limited time we had.

    Our transits were smooth. Samuel the driver was always on time, drove safely and kept the vehicle clean.

    So it was a brilliant experience and one which I certainly will cherish for some time to come. It was great to work with you for a third time, and I certainly hope it won't be the last

    MissingJuhae C reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 01 March 2024

  • Thank you, we had an absolute wonderful time, and everything was well-planned and as described. Carla was crying on the day of our departure from Ants Nest, she didn’t want to go home and for it all to end, and when I asked how much longer she would want to stay, she responded “four weeks”

    MissingLars B reviewing Best of South Africa for Families on 01 March 2024

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