MOWANI MOUNTAIN CAMP – TWYFELFONTEIN – SOUTHERN DAMARALAND

Mowani Mountain Camp is set in the Uibasen-Twyfelfontein Community Conservancy in Damaraland. The camp is set amongst and dwarfed by massive ochre boulders with amazing views out over the Aba Huab Valley and features luxury tented accommodation with open air ensuite bathrooms and private decks which give you great views of Damaraland.

The Twyfelfontein conservancy has been protecting the southern roaming ground of the black rhino and elusive desert elephant and sustainable eco-tourism and community upliftment is key to this camp.

Guides from local tribes compliment day-time game drives to track mountain zebra, kudu, springbok, klipspringer and leopard. Days are filled with game drives, hot air balloon trips over the Aba-Huab Valley, champagne breakfasts and al fresco meals amidst the dusky landscape beneath Mopani trees. Nearby Twyfelfontein offers San engravings and paintings.

LOCATION

Mowani Mountain Camp is located in the Uibasen-Twyfelfontein Community Conservancy in Damaraland in the north-eastern region of Namibia. The closest towns are Uis approximately 122km east and Khorixas approximately 92km south.

Windhoek is 550km away and is approximately 5 1⁄2 hours’ drive. Swakopmund is 320kim and is approximately 4 hours’ drive. The closest airstrip to the camp is Twyfelfontein Airstrip which is a 20 minute transfer by camp vehicle.

CAMP

There is a choice of accommodation at Mowani Mountain Camp:

View Rooms – these rooms have an elevated view across the valley with a king size bed, shower, hairdryer, robes, safe, tea and coffee station and fan.

Standard View Rooms – face to the east or northeast and have a view into a boulder-strewn valley with a king size bed, shower, hairdryer, robes, safe, tea and coffee station and fan.

Superior View Room – faces west with an exceptional panoramic distant view with a king size bed, shower, hairdryer, robes, safe, tea and coffee station and fan.

Mountain Suite – a luxury thatched suite with butler service, a lounge equipped with air-conditioning, a satellite television and CD music centre, private dining and bar facilities, a double room with ensuite bathroom as well as a bush bath and shower with a view.

Mini Suite – a luxury, thatched suite with a lounge equipped with air-conditioning, a satellite television, a double room with ensuite bathroom, a laundry service and minibar (drinks included).

Luxury Room – has a panoramic distant view into a boulder-strewn valley with a king size bed, shower, hairdryer, robes, safe, tea and coffee station and fan.

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ACTIVITIES AND WILDLIFE

Climb into an open-air vehicle and experience the rush of Africa. Mowani’s local guides share with their guests an intimate knowledge and respect for the land that they have built up over a lifetime. With new insight into local traditions, you will come to fully appreciate the geology, botany and wildlife of the area. Local villagers are welcoming and keen to share their experiences.

Guided Nature Drive – usually departs at 06h30 and will go out for +/- 4 – 6 hours to explore the surrounding area and search for the desert adapted animals, such as the desert-adapted elephants and desert black rhino. Drinks & snacks are included.

Twyfelfontein, Burnt Mountain and Organ Pipes Excursion – this usually departs at 15h00 and will last for +/- 2 hours taking in the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein to explore the rock engravings, along with seeing Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes.

GIVING BACK

We believe our community, wildlife and environment should continue to thrive beyond our time here. We invest in the backbone of our structure, our people, through training. Staying true to ‘umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu’, we are currently in the process of setting up a community vegetable garden so as to purchase our vegetables from a community-based vegetable garden in the conservancy as well as support other projects.

Recognising that we aren’t the only ones that inhibit this space, we expanded the waterhole to ensure a herd of 18 elephants have enough to drink when they pay us a visit. Our interest spans far beyond our conservancy, and we proudly support the desert lion project. To preserve our natural environment, we planted indigenous plants which are harvested and replanted around the lodge and waterhole.

We ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ all our refuse and use energy saving bulbs as well as solar geysers to reduce our carbon footprint. The lodge was also designed with this mind – a high roof and ventilation ducts – results in a temperature change from inside and outside of no more than 5 degrees on hot days.

MOWANI MOUNTAIN CAMP IS OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND

THE CAMP WELCOMES FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN OF ALL AGES

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Call +44 1386 830264 or Email [email protected]

Our expert staff are on-hand, happy to assist with any enquiry you have.

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