Brandberg White Lady Lodge

You have travelled! You have seen places! Brandberg White Lady Lodge in Damaraland will add to your travel experience through Damaraland. This is our promise.

Since its opening in 2002, Brandberg White Lady Lodge has become a destination of choice for nature orientated touristslooking for an experienced guide to take them on a wildlife safari in Damaraland.

Our clients visit us from all over the globe not only for our experience and professionalism, but also for our hospitality in the Lodge, the friendliness of our staff and the tranquility of the Damaraland Camp. Brandberg White Lady Lodge in Damaraland is a place where you will feel at home and enjoy a true warm-hearted hospitality and friendship. Whether you camp or stay in a chalet - there will be nothing you'll miss.

Here, at the foot of Namibia's highest Mountain, nothing has changed since the earth's early days. Clocks, cellphones and watches are not part of this world. Here, you have got time.

Huddled in the rocks, with sweeping views across the Aba Huab valley, Camp Kipwe is full of surprises, starting when guests first arrive. 

It appears as if rocks have tumbled down the hill to reveal this gem of a camp. The setting is one of intimacy and space. An inviting lounge area, where birds fly in to enjoy the water seeping from the rocks, a refreshing swimming pool nestled in the rocks and a scattering of bungalows complete this eco friendly camp. The surrounding space and endless views of Damaraland cannot be contained. They beckon you to explore – enjoy an early morning game drive in search of elusive desert dwelling elephants, hike in the ancient surroundings of the Aba Huab River or travel back in time at Twyfelfontein, Namibia’s first World Heritage Site.

Organic and understated, the rooms at Camp Kipwe are like extensions of the rocks themselves. Inside the dome shaped space, you feel like entering a secluded cave and becoming one with the landscape. Natural touches – rocks embedded in the floor, animals carved into the wood, mimicking the area’s famous engravings – add to the unique sense of place found at Camp Kipwe. Nestled against the boulders, the partially open, outdoor bathrooms provide a bit of whimsy in the bush, while a small deck extends the living space, connecting guests to the riverbed and the views beyond. There are nine rooms at Camp Kipwe and one sprawling, thatched roof suite full of unexpected luxuries, surprising pops of color and spectacular views.

Climb into an open-air vehicle and experience the rush of Africa. Kipwe’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.

In a wide valley sometimes flush with grass, Desert Rhino Camp lies in the enormous Palmwag Concession.

In what is known as a public-private-community partnership, Wilderness Safaris has partnered with the three communities that administer the Palmwag Concession, where a percentage of turnover from Desert Rhino Camp, as well as a minimum annual fee, is paid to the conservancies. The conservancies involved, known as the Big Three, are Torra, Anabeb and Sesfontein.

Desert Rhino Camp works closely with Save the Rhino Trust Namibia (SRTN), a highly-respected NGO almost single-handedly responsible for the preservation of Critically Endangered desert-adapted black rhino in the area. SRTN focuses on the protection, monitoring and understanding of the local black rhino population and is funded through donations and partnerships. Thanks to its work, rhino population numbers have quintupled over the past 30 years. The challenge they now face is increased poaching in the sub-region.

Here, guests set out in the morning by vehicle to follow the SRTN monitors as they track one of their charges. Long distances are covered in the expansive terrain, with sometimes unexpectedly rewarding wildlife to be seen along the way.

Doro Nawas rests on the edge of the dry Aba-Huab River overlooking ancient plains with glorious views of the rugged Damaraland area.

The vast Doro !Nawas Conservancy comprises over 400 000 hectares and is home to some 450 community members. In addition to acting as landlords in the conservancy, these community members hold a 40% share in Wilderness Safaris Doro Nawas Camp. All camp staff come from the community and receive skills training from Wilderness Safaris. Benefits flow directly to the conservancy and its members.

Doro Nawas rests on the edge of the dry Aba-Huab River overlooking ancient plains with glorious views of the rugged Damaraland area. The camp provides an excellent base for exploring in game drive vehicles and on foot, as well as excursions to view fascinating geological phenomena, petroglyphs (prehistoric rock engravings) and San rock art at Twyfelfontein, Namibia’s first World Heritage Site.

Epupa Camp offers you a relaxing yet exhilarating few days of personalised service and excellent meals in the seclusion of a lush riverine wilderness of ana trees, wild figs, makalani palms and baobabs.

We are situated on the southern bank of the Kunene River, from which the Kunene Region in the northwest of Namibia, takes its name. Epupa Falls, acclaimed by many international travel writers as a must-see tourism destination, is about as far north as you can drive in Namibia.

Epupa Camp offers three kinds of accommodation, namely tented rooms, self-catering tented-campsites and traditional campsites, where you do the do-it-yourself-roughing-it, or the city-sleeker caravan or rooftop camping.

The ten comfortable safari-style tents consist of eight twin tented rooms, one honeymoon tented room with a queen-sized bed and a four-bed family tented room, all with en suite bathrooms. The tents have electrical lights and mosquito netting at the windows and doors. Shaded patios in front of the tents overlook the Kunene River on its flow to the Atlantic Ocean.

Apart from our private island and swimming pool with a river view, our facilities include an outdoor bar with free wifi, lounge with small library and dining room. Activities include guided cultural tours, sundowner drives, rafting on the Kunene River and several nature walks.

To experience Epupa Falls and the area in its full splendour, a minimum stay of two nights, ideally three, is recommended.

Guests booked on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis will be informed about meal times upon arrival. Lunches have to be booked in advance. Self catering camping guests and day visitors are welcome to book meals. Kindly note that this should be done about 24 hours in advance.

Conservancy Safaris co-owns, markets and manages the stunningly located self-catering Etaambura Camp – the name means the place from where you can see the rain.

Etaambura, Namibia’s first Himba co-owned camp is situated in Orupembe Conservancy on top of one of the highest hills above the holy plains of Onjuva where livestock and springbok peacefully graze together. It is small and exclusive, offering ten beds only.

The holy plains are steeped in mystery, with several different stories of why the area was consecrated by the semi-nomadic Himba herders who live here. But one thing is sure, hunting is strictly forbidden. Tradition has it that animals on the plains are protected by the ancestral spirits.

Etaambura is the ideal place to relax. You might see a klipspringer or at dusk, a Jameson’s rock rabbit. Tiny footprints are evidence of genets and African wildcats. The calls of a diversity of birds, the whispery rustle of paper-bark and other commiphora trees, bottle trees in bloom, the rich hues of purple-pod terminalia with 360 degree views make this camp unforgettable. After a game drive where you might be fortunate enough to see black rhino, enjoy a stroll and explore the hill, a botanical treasure trove with its many endemic species of plants and shrubs. Or just chill on one of the decks and enjoy the view with a sundowner.

Where man treads lightly and nature is respected.

Dramatically set in the foothills of the Grootberg massif, Etendeka Mountain Camp appeals to the traveller who is prepared to step outside of their comfort zone and experience this remote wilderness with its harsh beauty in an authentic way. Here one is reminded that we are all guests of Mother Nature.

Pathways lead to ten private shaded en-suite Meru tents with their stunning eco-friendly open-air “bucket” showers. It is simple comfort in a rugged and harsh landscape

A rich and diverse environment to be explored on foot or on a scenic drive. The Etendeka basalt lava flows and flat top mountains are nothing short of spectacular and although seemingly inhospitable are full of hidden life.

A highly successful Joint Venture Tourism agreement exists between The Omatendeka and Anabeb Communal Conservancies, Big Sky Lodges and Dennis Liebenberg for the management of the 400km² Etendeka Concession. All operations on this Concession directly benefit the people of these two Conservancies who live in remote and isolated areas bordering the concession in the north.

Hidden among large grey granite boulders and mopane trees, Hoada Campsite has the trimmings of a serene home in the wilderness.

A well-maintained gravel road leads to the camp, located approximately 75 km west of Kamanjab. Pitch your tent in one of the spacious campsites or book one of our permanent tents. Each site has ample space for roof tents and is equipped with a kitchen area and braai facilities, a flush toilet and an open-air shower with warm water. On hot afternoons, take a dip in the pool nestled between the rocks and enjoy a drink on the wooden decks around it. 

Nestled on the banks of the Otjovasandu River in the north, Hobatere Lodge promises uniquely Namibian encounters. The lodge is situated in a concession area of 8 808 hectares, which is home to a rich diversity of game, including elephant and lion.

With conservation in mind, the lodge is actively involved in promoting the peaceful co-existence of man and nature. Thatched roofs keep the well-appointed chalets cool and offer shade against the heat of the African savannah. Hobatere offers a walk on the wild side and is a paradise for birdwatchers and photographers.

Thatched roofs keep the well-appointed chalets cool and shade guest areas against the heat of the African savannah.

A dip in the pool washes away the dust after a day of game viewing while friendly staff prepares homemade meals.

A private airstrip makes access even easier to accommodate guests who prefer to fly in.

Hobatere offers a walk on the wild side and is a paradise for birdwatchers and photographers.

Nestled  on  the  banks  of the  Otjovasandu River in the  north  of Namibia, Hobatere Lodge offers you a uniquely Namibian encounter.

The lodge is situated in a concession  area of 8,808 hectares on the western border of Etosha  and is home to a rich diversity of game, including elephant and lion.

With conservation in mind, the lodge is actively involved in promoting the peaceful co-existence of man and nature.

Access is made even easier with a private airstrip to accommodate guests who prefer to fly in.

Staying with us

Well-appointed chalets  and  guest  areas  are  shaded  by thatched roofs, cooling the air with fragrant scents of African savannah.

Six cozy bungalows as well as six luxurious, adjoining rooms provide comfortable living. The en-suite  bathrooms each  have  a shower, toilet and washbasin complimented with guest amenities. Complete with a writing desk, private deck and a small coffee and tea station, this will be like a second home in the wild.

A dip in the pool washes away the dust after a day of game viewing while friendly staff prepare homely meals for hungry explorers.

Experiences

Staying at Hobatare Lodge allows guests  to become  immersed  in the untamed wilds of Damaraland. The area is a paradise for nature lovers and the proximity of the waterhole ensures an exceptionally intimate experience with the wild creatures that frequent the area.

Sip on a cool drink while a breath away a variety of antelope and big cats like lion, leopard and cheetah quench their own thirsts.

This is tourism  with heart.  Your patronage will contribute to the overall  sustainability   of  the   conservancy   and   conservation  in the area. Monthly financial contributions to the ≠Khoadi //Hoas Conservancy, provides employment  and support to the local community.

Adventures

Embark on an early morning  game drive that  will take  you on an exploration through the bush and savannah. Trained guides will help you spot a rich variety of animals from elephant to Hartmann’s zebra. Night drives offer a unique opportunity to encounter nocturnal animals like bat-eared fox, aardwolf and genet.

The lodge is close to a number  of key attractions including Etosha National Park, Damaraland and Opuwo. Its strategic location makes it perfect as either a stop-over or base camp for your travels.

Guided excursions into Etosha are great for those who would prefer to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

Hobatere truly offers a walk on the wild side.

House on the Hill includes three self-catering stone cottages situated on the hill adjacent to the Marble Campsite of Orupembe Conservancy.

House on the Hill offers affordable bespoke self-catering accommodation for the weary traveller. It is situated in Onjuva village next to Marble Campsite and is about 25km north of Orupembe village on the road to Red Drum and the Marienfluss Valley. From the veranda and braai area you can enjoy the panoramic view of the valley. House on the Hill is also an ideal place for visitors to base themselves and then explore this remote part of Kaokoland and its stone men.

House on the Hill is well signposted when approaching from Opuwo, Puros or Marienfluss. Reservations need to be made at least two weeks in advance. Travellers passing by can also stop in without a reservation providing a cottage is available.

House on the Hill comprises three cottages with a total of 8 beds. These cottages have fully equipped kitchens with a gas cooker, cutlery, crockery, glassware and cooking utensils as well as 12V fridge but also with option for making a fire to braai outside. Bedding and towels are supplied. Lighting and water heating is done with solar.

House on the Hill is a joint venture with Orupembe Conservancy so part of your payment for staying goes towards this community’s conservation activities. You will be welcomed to House on the Hill by Sebalon and Menesia. The following services can be organised with them: laundry, firewood, car wash and fresh bread.

Nestled close to the junction of four countries – Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe – and near the meeting place of the mighty Zambezi and Chobe Rivers, Kaza Safari Lodge is a water-bound wonderland perfect for Tiger Fishing.

Situated on the beautiful Impalila Island, Kaza Safari Lodge, formerly called Impalila Island Lodge, is right on the Zambezi, overlooking the Mambova Rapids. Kaza Safari Lodge is close to Chobe National Park making it an ideal place to experience both the Chobe National Park and the Namibian side. The lodge is built around an ancient baobab that can be seen a mile away as you approach the lodge by boat.

The lodge accommodates guests in eight en-suite thatched wooden chalets, accessed by sandy pathways leading from the main lodge. The thatched chalets are set in lush riverine forests. Each chalet has a private outside deck with spectacular views of the Zambezi River.

The main area is a large mukwa wood-and-thatch structure, built around a pair of ancient baobabs. The bar and lounge area house comfortable sofas and armchairs, and a small library. Meals are served in an outside deck overlooking the Zambezi. The public area also features a curio shop for your shopping.

Guests have easy access to explore an array of activities that include boat trips and island walk with great opportunities for game and bird viewing. The lodge is popular for fly fishing tours.

The Living Hunters Museum of the Ju/'Hoansi-San close to Tsumkwe offers visitors the exclusive possibility within Namibia to experience an original hunt, apart from getting to know a very old hunter-gatherer culture.

Apart from getting to know the fascinating ancient culture of the Ju/’Hoansi, native to the Kalahari desert for thousands of years, experiencing a real hunt with hunters from the Living Museum is the focal point. Here the traditional bow hunt with poisoned arrows, the digging out of spring hares and porcupines, the snare catching of guinea fowls, khoraans and other birds for the daily hunt for food has never been terminated. The San living in this area, the Nyae Nyae Conservancy, are actually the only ones of their cultural group that are officially allowed to still hunt traditionally.  Thus they still master the art of reading tracks and are delighted if visitors show special interest in that. The opportunity for visitors to be able to take part in such a hunt is unique. An English speaking Ju/'Hoansi accompanies the guests and translates everything the hunters are showing and explaining.

The Living Hunters Museum of the Ju/'Hoansi-San was initiated by the San hunter !Amache and was built in cooperation with the LCFN and the family of his wife Beh. The museum was opened in March 2010 and is run and managed independently by the San. The San present their culture dressed in traditional clothes within the setting of a beautiful, reconstructed hunting village of old days. Great importance is attached to representing the old hunter-gather culture as authentically as possible. Nearly the whole village of //Xa/oba is part of the Museum, from infants to great grandmothers and thus they are able to paint an extraordinarily authentic picture of such an old hunter-gather community.

Elephant Song Campsite

Two camp sites are available, each with a dry toilet, bucket shower and braai facilities. Water and fire wood are available. 

The Living Museum of the Ju/'Hoansi-San is the first Living Museum of Namibia. It is a cultural highlight in Namibia as well as a good example for a sustainable development. Right next to the Living Museum there is a beautiful camp site.

Living Museum

The Living Museum of the Ju/'Hoansi-San gives visitors an interesting insight into the life of the friendly San. The Living Museum is an authentic open-air museum where guests can learn a lot about the traditional culture and the original way of living of the San. The Ju/'Hoansi bushmen demonstrate and describe everything with great dedication and the guide translates into English. Almost every offered programme is interactive, because it is also great fun for the Ju/'Hoansi when the visitors try to shoot an arrow, experience the special Ju/'Hoansi rope skipping or try to sing a an original song.

The Living Museum of the Ju/'Hoansi-San was initiated by the Namibian tour guide Werner Pfeifer and the teacher Ghau N!aici from Grashoek. Since July 2004 the ju/'Hoansi have run their museum completely on their own. The Living Museum - the Ju/'Hoansi call it /Xao-o Ju/'Hoansi-Ga (the life of the Ju/'Hoansi) - consists of several huts, but actually this is only the surrounding of the open-air Museum: the San focus on showing their original lifestyle. They present the old, almost forgotten culture in traditional dress in the midst of their reconstructed "nomad-village" from the ancient days. The San of the Living Museum set a high value on presenting the hunter-gatherer culture as authentic as possible.

You won't forget a visit to the Living Museum.

Campsite

Under the shades of majestic Mangetti trees right next to the Living Museum you will find a beautiful camp site. Three sites are available, each with a dry toilet, bucket shower and braai facilities. Water and fire wood are available. 

Madisa Camp is situated in Damaraland. Ideal for the traveler who wishes to camp comfortably without compromising the experience of exclusivity in a vast and magnificent wilderness. Desert elephants, wildlife, culture, rock paintings and much more…

Madisa Camp is situated on the D2612 road to Twyfelfontein, a very popular route. The camp is hidden between amazing rock formations which are scattered with Bushman Paintings and is privy to an ancient desert elephant route that often gets visited by these beautiful giants.

Ideal for the traveler who wishes to camp comfortably without compromising the experience of exclusivity in this vast and magnificent area of Damaraland Namibia. Madisa is a good base camp to explore from as there are very interesting sites in the area such as Twyfelfontein, Brandberg, the Petrified Forest and much more. These are all an easy drive and after a day of exploring what better than to finish with a swim and enjoy your campsite under a blanket of stars.

Each spacious campsite has an exquisite view of the Gauntegab River bed and rock formations. The campsites have individual ablution facilities situated on stilts hidden in the tree tops. The braai facilities also double up as a heater (donkey system) for hot running water at each open air shower. The camp sites are shaded by large Mopane trees and have a low rock wall around each site.

The swimming pool and bar area are very welcoming after a long day and give you a chance to rejuvenate and enjoy your surroundings. It’s also nice to meet fellow travelers and share tales around a communal camp fire at night while the sky puts on a breath taking show of stars.

A few things to know:

1. Madisa does have wild animals around and is not fenced off so it is good to stay alert and responsible at all times.

Some advice when the desert elephants pass through…

Do not shine torches at elephants this makes them aggressive.

Do not run, stop and slowly walk away.

Do not scream or make loud noises.

Do not let your dog bark.

Stop and listen for branches breaking and ‘rumbling’ noises if moving around at night.

Do not take flash photographs, if they are close by just enjoy watching them. Keep your distance. The elephants know we are here, if the situation is calm they will remain calm. So please help us to give the elephants the respect they deserve.

2. We run on a generator at night from sun down to about 9pm this is mainly for lights in the campsites. It is advised to travel with all your necessary back up batteries etc. for keeping your fridge/deep freezers going for your stay.

3.  We do allow dogs to visit too but they need to be kept under control at all times as we do have baboons in camp most of the time and this can be hazardous for your pup. Our dogs are also normally in camp and are well behaved towards other dogs most of the time.

4. Our water is drinkable but does not taste nice as it has large amounts of Kalk in it. We do sell water at the bar but its always a good idea to travel this area with a decent drinkable water supply.

5. Ice is not always available.

6. 2×4 cars can reach Madisa but the road can get corrugated and quite bumpy at times.

7. We do sell wood at the camp for N$20 per bundle.

8. We do have cold drinks etc.

9. Please love and respect our area as much as we do.

10. Enjoy your stay at Madisa:)

Marble Camp's overnight and stopover facilities are perfectly situated in the middle of nowhere in Namibia.

Orupembe Conservancy took over the old marble mine buildings at Onjuva and converted it to a camping for travellers heading to and from the Marienfluss and Hartman Valley.

Quiet, clean, potable water, flush toilets and hot showers. Situated on a dry riverbed. There are also chalets to rent. the campsites are private and secluded with food preparation areas, sinks, and braai areas; a stone-built reception area, and a large ablution block with separate male and female showers and flush toilets. Solar hot water is provided. Deep freeze facilities are available.

This is a community operated camp and it is not always possible to contact them to make bookings in advance.

Okarohombo Community Campsite is situated on the banks of the Kunene river at the head of the Marienfluss Valley.

Marienfluss Valley is a remote area of breathtaking natural beauty populated by the local Himba people.

Okarohombo Community Campsite has 5 large sandy campsites under Ana trees. There are two ablution blocks, with showers and toilets, fireplaces, tap water, braai areas and solar heated water. Guests can enjoy activities such as bird watching, walking and photographing.

As this is a community operated camp it is not always possible to get in contact and make advance bookings.

Photos: Trip Advisor.

Nestled under the waving Makalani Palms and situated 200 meters upstream from the spectacular Epupa Falls, along the Kunene River, lies the cosy Omarunga Lodge.

Omarunga Lodge and Campsite is scheduled to be added to the product range of the Gondwana Collection Namibia on 1 May 2019.

Our Lodge Nestled under the waving Makalani Palms and situated 200 meters upstream from the spectacular Epupa Falls, along the Kunene River, lies the cosy Omarunga Lodge. The Epupa area has much to offer such as stunning sunsets, perennially flowing waters, the thundering Epupa Falls, a vast variety of bird species with some being endemic to the Kunene River area, as well as the Himba tribes who still enjoy a traditional way of life.

Our Services include the following: sundowner drive, swimming pool, Himba excursion, guided crocodile walks. Well laid out hiking trails along the Kunene River can be enjoyed with spectacular views as well as bird watching.

Daily meals can be enjoyed at our river facing restaurant as well as drinks at the restaurant bar or at the pool bar overlooking the Kunene River.

Omarunga Lodge is the ideal get away destination from which the diverse Epupa area can be explored.

Where else on the planet can you drive across one of the most stunning deserts by day and be sung to sleep in one of the world's most ancient and unique languages by night under a star crammed sky without emails, phones or even a postal service? Omatako Valley Rest Camp is such a place.

On arrival it appears unassuming but don't pass by - take the time to stop here for a night or two and experience this unique community run campsite in the heart of the Kalahari wilderness where you can witness one of the oldest cultures on earth and see how the community are facing the challenges of the 21st Century. Their community has altered rapidly and now they are positioned in a liminal place between many conflicting issues and lifestyles. The community though the Rest Camp offer a very honest and poignant insight into their life and your stay benefits them directly. You will be warmly greeted by all and guided by a guide whose sensitive approach will enrich your trip.

You won't forget your visit no matter how short. It may transform you.

Facilities include a variety of spacious campsites on sand under shady trees, each with braai areas, table, taps and sinks. Wood is available for purchase. Ablution blocks with flush toilets, sinks and showers. Craft shop. Information and English speaking guides.

Activities offered include a village tour, bush walk and an evening of traditional songs and dances.

Otjipahuriro Community Campsite, also known as Hippo Pools Campsite, is situated next to the Ruacana Falls.

The campsite is surrounded by water and mountains and is located below Ruacana Waterfalls. Ten campsites under Mopane trees and Acacias are situated on the bank of the river.

Each site has a braai area and a communal ablution block offers hot showers and eco-toilets.

Overlooking the sweeping northern Damaraland landscape peppered with green euphorbias, Palmwag Lodge and Camp await their guests amid swaying makalani palms and robust mopane trees.

The spectacular surroundings harbour the famous desert elephant and the rare desert adapted black rhino. The Palmwag concession area is home to the largest predator population outside the Etosha National Park, with over 100 lions, cheetah, leopard, brown and spotted hyena. Bird life is prolific and diverse with most of Namibia's endemic species occurring here. Join a guided rhino tracking activity, a wildlife excursion, a fascinating morning hike or enjoy our Under Canvas overnight safaris – at Palmwag you are simply spoilt for choice.

Join a guided hike, a day or morning of exploration, a sleep-out or a sundowner drive in the 582 000-hectare Palmwag Concession.

Palmwag collaborates with neighbouring conservancies, the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism and Save the Rhino Trust to safeguard this rich wild heritage, offering guests extraordinary unrivalled African experiences.

Gondwana took over the existing joint venture agreement with the Sesfontein, Anabeb and Torra conservancies (also known as the Big-3 conservancies). The agreement ensures that financial benefit from the lodge operations is shared with the conservancies and the communities of the Big-3 conservancies.

Puros Bush Lodge is 100% conservancy-owned, only the second lodge in Namibia to be community owned (Grootberg being the first).

Puros Bush Lodge offers accommodation in chalets with hot water. Bedding and towels are provided. The chalets are not self-catering units but there is a braai area available at every chalet (bring your own cutlery). There are no communal kitchen or fridges available for clients, however from February 2020 the lodge will be able to provide breakfast and dinners (bookings essential).

Activities offered by local guides include Himba cultural tours or village walks.

The newly renovated Rest Camp has 4 double and 2 single sites facing the Harubandi channel. There is a fire place and water tap at each site. The sites share 2 new ablution blocks with hot water provided by a wood-burning donkey. Fresh water and 12v lights are provided.

The self-catering units consist of 3 fully equipped double chalets, and 1 family chalet (sleeps 2+3) with private ablutions, fresh water and 12v lights.

The newly renovated Rest Camp has 4 double and 2 single sites facing the Harubandi channel. There is a fire place and water tap at each site. The sites share 2 new ablution blocks with hot water provided by a wood-burning donkey. Fresh water and 12v lights are provided.

The self-catering units consist of 3 fully equipped double chalets, and 1 family chalet (sleeps 2+3) with private ablutions, fresh water and 12v lights.

The campsite is located on the banks of one of the many channels of the Kwando-Linyanti river system on the southern boundary of the Wuparo Conservancy. It is 3km north of the Nkasa Rupara National Park entrance, 10km south of the village of Sangwali in the Zambezi region of Namibia.

Since June 2017 the rest camp has been managed on behalf of the community by a sister company of Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge that is located 3km away.

The tranquility of the African bush in the woodlands of Eastern Zambezi.

Salambala campsite is a quiet campsite in the middle of the Salambala Conservancy with four individual private campsites which can take 3 or 4 tents each. One site can accommodate 5 or 6 tents. Each site has a tap, braai area, lapa kitchen with sink, shade from large trees and ablutions with a flush toilet and shower. The services of local guides can be requested.

Activities include walking trails and watching birds and other wildlife such as small game and the possibility of elephants and lions.

It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy nature before continuing your journey.

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Set under verdant trees on the banks of the Kunene River, Serra Cafema is one of the most remote camps in southern Africa.

Set under verdant trees on the banks of the Kunene River, Serra Cafema is one of the most remote camps in southern Africa. Guests can truly disconnect, unwind and relax to the sound of rushing water, and explore one of the driest deserts in the world.

Respectful interaction with the semi-nomadic Himba community, fascinating nature walks, boating (water levels permitting), and low-impact guided quad-bike excursions complete the experience.

The land on which Serra Cafema is constructed is leased from the 300,000 hectare Marienfluss Conservancy which is owned primarily by the Himba people, who are amongst the last semi-nomadic peoples on the planet.

Camping at Spitzkoppe is world famous. A mountain oasis in the Namib desert, with unique oversized boulders and secret caves, allows the visitor to camp in complete peace and tranquility.

    With the majestic Namibian "Matterhorn" as backdrop, and with the next camping site kilometers away, each visitor "owns" the mountain during his time with us.

    • Maximum 8 persons per site
    • Dry toilets at campsites
    • Hot showers are available near reception
    • Rubbish removal from campsites daily
    • 31 campsites available
    • Campsite numbers 2,3,4,5 are overlander only

    Forget lush forests with bird song, if you are a climber, geologist, rock hound, or star gazer, Spitzkoppe is Eden. The diverse and breath-taking landscapes will force your mind to think in vast stretches of time. The Sociable weaver birds build tenement style nests that are occupied for up to a century. The Welwitschia mirabilis plants of the Namib Desert can survive for two thousand years. The Spitzkoppe ("Matterhorn of Namibia") is nearly 700 million years old.

    It is a group of bald granite peaks or bornhardts located between Usakos and Swakopmund in the Namib desert of Namibia. The highest outcrop rises about 1784 meters (5857 feet) above sea level. The peaks stand out dramatically from the flat surrounding plains. The highest peak is about 700m above the floor of the desert below. A minor peak – the Little Spitzkoppe – lies nearby at an elevation of 1584 metres above sea level. Other prominences stretch out into a range known as the Pontok Mountains.

    The Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is located in the Huab valley in Namibia’s Kunene region (formerly known as Damaraland). The area, known as the Twyfelfontein Uibasen Conservancy, boasts various rock engravings and paintings.

    These are a silent testimony to the first hunter-gatherer and subsequent Khoi-San inhabitants of 6 000 years ago, who used the area as a place of worship and shaman rituals. There are 17 different sites of rock paintings, totalling 212 stone slabs.

    The developers of the lodge used natural stone and thatch and chose paint hues to match that of the surrounding rocks and plains. Recently a visitor centre was erected and was also built and designed to blend into the red sandstone of the environment. Twyfelfontein welcomes as many as 40 000 visitors per year. For those puzzled by the name: a farmer that settled on the land in 1946 named it Twyfelfontein (Afrikaans for uncertain or doubtful spring) as he was unsure whether the spring called /Ui-//aes on the farm would provide enough water.

    Twyfelfontein was proclaimed a national monument in 1952. It first came to the attention of the wider world when Reinhard Maack included the site in a report in 1921. He is thought to have been informed of the engravings in the area by a land surveyor. The imagery suggests it was part of the Khoi-San belief system, who lived in the area up to about 1 000 years ago when they were displaced by the Damara. No Khoi-San currently inhabit the area, but the beliefs of San 800 km away give insight to the meaning of the paintings and engravings. To preserve this unique history, Twyfelfontein became Namibia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.

    Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is approximately 100 km west of Khorixas and 430 km northwest of the Namibian capital, Windhoek. It can be reached by air or by road (travel along the C39, turn off at D2612, join D3254).

    Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is famous for its excellent meals.  Where most hotels are busy during dinner time only, Twyfelfontein is a just as busy during lunch.  Visitors from other lodges and those on route through Koakoland love there famous food and visit Twyfelfontein Lodge in large numbers.  If you plan to stop over for dinner, please book well in advance. Dinner can be à la carte, but it is our buffet and carvery that has made Twyfelfontein Lodge famous. There is always a wide selection of local and international meals, deserts and salads. Breakfast is as good as it gets.  Visitors are often surprised to experience the wide selection of fresh produce and excellent cheeses on offer.

    The public spaces at Twyfelfontein Lodge are just magnificent.  The lounge and bar is the best place from which to enjoy the beautiful sunsets of Namibia.  Just down the steps from the lounge and bar and you can enjoy one of Twyfelfontein’s famous cocktails at the poolside.   Twyfelfontein is much more than just a hotel.  It is a destination where you can get back in touch with your roots and reload your batteries for the future.

    Guest accommodation at Twyfelfontein Country lodge comprises 56 en-suite rooms.  These rooms are all spacious and with all the amenities that you might require.  All rooms have magnificent views of the surrounding planes or mountains.  It is not unusual to be treated to the sight of the famous desert elephants from your veranda. There is a choice of twin rooms, triple rooms and double rooms. For honeymooners, or perhaps for royalty, Twyfelfontein Country Lodge offers a luxury suite placed a discrete distance from the other buildings.  The suite has its own private bar and private splash pool.  This pool is nestled between the natural rocks and not visible to the paparazzi.  A very romantic and private experience.

    The lodge caters for a host of activities, ranging from swimming facilities, and safaris. The many Namibian plant species, among which the unique Welwitschia, will delight plant lovers. Elephants and giraffe are some of the wildlife that adapted to the desert climate of the Namib that can be seen roaming the area. Those interested in geology will also be in for a treat: volcanic activity of eons ago led to spectacular rock formations that can be viewed at the Organ Pipes, Burnt Mountains, Doros Crater and Petrified Forest. They are all in the vicinity of the lodge.

    Epupa Falls Lodge: it has been here forever, since before the arrival of tour buses and self-drive adventurers from every nation across the globe. Back in the day, it was only a campsite with a fantastic view, now it is both lodge and campsite at one of the most marvelous places in Namibia.

    Crawling along dusty roads through dry riverbeds, dodging a goat or cow, the route reminds one of a scene from Dirty Harry. Except that here you find the Himba and your destination is so much more scenic than any town in a Western-movie. The last 40 kilometers is dotted with rock marvels, stunning Baobabs and then finally… a green oasis of Makalani Palms hiding the very essence of this place, Epupa Falls.

    Right here, on the edge of this small desert wonder, is the very heart of Epupa, Epupa Falls Lodge. All 5 en-suite chalets have the same spectacular view onto the falls. The limited number of chalets ensures that you receive personal attention and are treated as a special guest. You also have a the luxury of a sitting area to enjoy the view during the heat of the day. All the chalets are equipped with mosquito nets. Epupa Falls Lodge & Campsite has become famous for its deck and restaurant. Christa's Kitchen serves the best food in the area while you either enjoy the spray of the falls or a chat around the bar. Epupa Falls Lodge runs on solar power and tries to be as green as possible while we still provide our guests with wireless internet as well as the option to charge camera equipment etc.

    The Kunene region is already a very popular destination for cultural enthusiasts that want to meet the Ovahimba up close and personal. Add to this the mighty Kunene and its even more spectacular falls, and we have a top destination. The Epupa Falls remain the main attraction while the Himba people come a close second. For the returning traveller, it is the isolation of the Epupa area that appeals.

    With its beautiful surroundings, Epupa Constituency is one of Namibia’s prime tourist destinations.

    Kapika Waterfall Lodge offers access to this region with 10 luxury chalets, pool, and restaurant. Visit one of the last Nomadic tribes on our earth the Himba or Ochre people who live in Kaokoland. They are very a friendly, loving and caring tribe. We offer our guests the opportunity to visit a Himba village with a guided tour with one of tour guides who know the people and the area.

    The Epupa Falls are a series of cascades where the Kunene River drops a total of 60m over a distance of about 1.5 km, dividing into a multitude of channels and forming a myriad of rock pools.

    It is possible to swim in these pools, but keep a lookout for crocodiles. With its richly-coloured rock walls, variety of trees including wild fig, baobab and waving Makalani palms, spectacular sunsets and perennially flowing waters, the Epupa area offers much to see, do and experience. There is an abundance of birdlife in the area, about 311 species. Come and enjoy the wonders of just relaxing in pure nature and feel the freedom that life can offer.

    Feel the freedom of living in nature amongst the Himba people and experience the amazing Epupa Falls.

    Perched on the rim of the Etendeka Plateau, the Grootberg Lodge stands sentinel over the Klip River Valley.

    12,000 hectares have been set aside by the #Khoadi//Hoas community for conservation and tourism and it is through this pristine wilderness that you meander either on foot or by car to encounter the inhabitants of this remote biosphere. Grootberg Lodge is a landmark in Namibia for the tourism industry as it is the first middle-market establishment in the country that is 100% owned by the conservancy. For travellers making the journey between Etosha and Swakopmund, this lodge provides the ideal midway stopover, whilst allowing guests to experience the true wilderness that is Damaraland.

    The staff are all employed from the community and well trained in their various duties. Guests are hosted in genuine local hospitality complimented by excellent food prepared by the well trained kitchen staff. The waitresses and barman are at the beckon-call of each guest, always ready to serve and assist where needed.

    Mashi river safaris was established in 2010 to provide the ever more adventurous tourist a means to explore the beautiful Kwando/Mashi river system.

    Our base camp for operations is Mavunje which is open as a campsite to the general public.

    The operation focuses on a river based camping safari overnighting at carefully chosen island campsites along the course of the river providing the guest with a superb wilderness experience combined with an opportunity to learn more not only about the region and its wildlife but to discover its history and culture. The Kwando forms the eastern boundary of the newly proclaimed Bwabwata National Park which is home to ever increasing numbers of game and over 350 species of birds providing for stunning game viewing, birding and excellent fishing as well as tremendous photographic opportunities.

    “A sense of place in an archaeological landscape”. The Barnard Family is honoured to welcome you at Spitzkoppen Lodge. The same owners and developers of Kalahari Bush Breaks Lodge, have the privilege to share their dream come true of an exclusive destination on the edge of the Namib Desert, which started some 14 years ago.

    You are invited to indulge in the pleasure and passion of a friendly service in a relaxed ambiance.

    The lodge is situated on the northern periphery of the Spitzkoppe inselberg, between huge granite boulders, which were created more than 150 million years ago, with breath-taking views onto the Brandberg and Erongo Mountains. The stylish, private accommodation consists of 15 spacious, tastefully furnished chalets, each with private bathroom and outside viewing deck, which connects the guest with the vast stretches of untouched sand and boulders beyond.

    The buildings are linked with elevated walkways all constructed to be wheel chair friendly. Limited use of concrete with elevated floors and decks and composite materials for walls, which can be dismantled easily, will enable nature to restore itself in just a few months after deconstruction. The tented roof shapes simulate the surrounding rock formations and soften the square building plan form.

    Situated on the inland edge of the Namib Desert, the climate of the Spitzkoppe Conservation Area is arid, with a mean annual rainfall of 50mm and a high evaporation rate of 3200mm per annum. Most rainfall occurs between January and April, and with the granite outcrops being impermeable, rainfall runoff collects at the foot of the outcrops creating unique micro-habitats for woody plants to grow in an otherwise arid area.

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