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Etendeka Mountain Camp

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8/10

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Highlights

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

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Overview

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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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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