Camp Syncro

The Kunene legend in the Marienfluss Valley!

Camp Syncro is located at the northern end of Marienfluss valley, right at the edge of the Kunene river, at the border to Angola. It is a remote paradise where you can find a place of recreation, far off civilisation-induced stress.

Camp Syncro comprises currently 4 campsites, each with an individual braai area. Hot/cold showers, flushing toilets can be found in the ablution block.

Cold beverages, ice and firewood are always ready to enhance your experience in the Marienfluss.

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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.

The River Camp is an eco-friendly Lodge tucked in a pure wilderness on the Kunene river.

Long grass blows in the wind, lone green trees adorn the vast landscape and springboks roam through the spectacular vistas. These are our surroundings.

The Camp is 100% based on solar power and with traditional lightings we keep the place unspoiled and magical. 

Marienfluss is a remote region far into the north-western reaches of Namibia, bordered by the famous Skeleton Coast and the Kunene River, known to be rife with crocodiles, creating a natural boundary with Angola. Two sets of mountains embrace the lodge and protect its beauty. Cleverly built into the rocky terrain all the accommodation is constructed with wood and canvas and each has a magnificent view of their own. The interiors have been furnished with a minimalist African chic. Fall asleep to the sound of the rushing river below: the perfect african lullaby

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.

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.

Kuidas Camp is visited as part of a Schoeman's Skeleton Coast fly-in safari.

During the course of a safari with us, you will experience fascinating bird’s-eye views of shipwreck remains along the coast, diverse and ever-changing geological formations and the refuges of desert-dwelling animals such as the endangered black rhino and desert-adapted elephant. As our guest, you are taken on excursions by Land Rover to be introduced to the scenic and ecological aspects of the environment with its wide diversity of flora and fauna.

Accommodation consists of three fully equipped tented desert camps, which nestle into the natural environment.

This campsite is a convenient stopover for people driving between Opuwo and Twyfelfontein. It is situated on the banks of the Hoanib River and offers a spectacular view of the desert mountains of the Khowarib Schlucht (gorge).

The Hoanib river that runs through the camp is one of Namibia's few flowing rivers and attracts many bird species. The campsite is ideally situated to explore the spectacular Kunene Region and is a perfect place to relax, take short walks, photograph landscapes, enjoy the varied flora and fauna and soak up the atmosphere of rural Namibia. Birdwatching here is great as many birds are attracted by the perennial spring in the Hoanib River.

Facilities include four well maintained campsites overlooking the river with braai areas and some shade, basic ablution facilities (new facilities under development). Two very private campsites next to the stream, shaded by palm trees. There are some basic traditional Damara and Himba huts as well as a bar with cold drinks & snacks. There is no electricity. Local guides are available.

This is a community operated camp and it is not always possible to contact them in advance to make bookings. Arrange your campsite on arrival.

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Ongongo means “magical” in the Herero language. It is indeed a truly magical if not spectacular place. Set in a small canyon in the far northwest of Namibia, a completely barren landscape with some villages close by – you will find permanent water simply oozing out of the mountain. The water is relatively warm which allows for swimming year round.

We offer 10 luxury campsites including private ablution facilities, hot showers and shaded area with wash basin. Each site may have a maximum of 8 people and 2 vehicles.

The Ongongo Waterfall Campsite is situated 6km from Warmquelle. Warmquelle is about 90km north of Palmwag on the C43. The nearest fuel station is at Sesfontein, alternatively Palmwag. 

Access is by 2 x 4 vehicle, but with caution as the road is rocky and takes some time to navigate through. 2 x 4 drivers are not advised to take their vehicles into the gorge, which is 4x4 access only. Vehicles can be left in a parking area at the top and equipment carried down. We highly recommend travelling with 4x4 vehicles!

What facilities are available?

  • Waterfall and crystal clear water all year round
  • 10 luxury campsites including
    • Private ablution facilities
    • Hot showers
    • Shaded area with wash basin

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.

In line with our commitment to help preserve wild places, the //Huab Conservancy was the first of our exclusive use areas from which we operate Under Canvas Camps.

Our exclusive area is situated in a core area for desert adapted black rhino in the //Huab Conservancy in Damaraland, approximately 90 km north west of Khorixas. As we were, again, pioneering both community development and conservation, we entered into an agreement with the local conservancy which secured an area for the exclusive use of Under Canvas. This agreement is new-age and forward thinking, providing a model that we are hoping to replicate in other areas of Namibia in time to come, and one from which we also hope other safari operators and conservancies in Namibia will benefit. It has already been hailed as a remarkable achievement and one that has highlighted that small scale tourism can have big conservation impact.

Our first and foremost involvement and investment was in conservation, employing two Rhino Ranger teams to safeguard the local rhino population and to assist us with tracking them. We equipped some of the Rangers with solar powered mountain e-bikes bikes to traverse this area in an environmentally conscious way and installed VHF radio communication for patrols to use, as well as investing in the supply of open water for wildlife. The area is home to Hartmann’s mountain zebra, oryx, springbok, steenbok, klipspringer, elephant, rhino, spotted and brown hyena, jackal, leopard, cape fox and African wild cat in addition to several others, and our presence in the area has already seen a change in the frequency of wildlife sightings.

This camp is nestled in a grove of Mopane trees on the banks of a tributary of the //Huab River. Protected from all the prevailing winds and sun, the camp is virtually invisible from anywhere around and it carries arguably the lowest environmental footprint of any camp in Namibia. Tents are raised on mobile platforms and have basic infrastructure that allows for important comforts such as en suite flush toilets and bucket showers, but the essence of the camp remains Under Canvas, semi-permanent, seasonal and experiential. With provision for up to eight tents, two of which are family units, this camp is only booked on an exclusive basis (tiered pricing for varying pax numbers) for each group we take there, and it can currently only be used as part of one of our privately guided or fly-in safaris. The camp is open seasonally between April and November.

A minimum of a two night stay is required to get a true feel of what is on offer, although we believe that a three night stay would be even better in order to do real justice to the area. The camp is a fantastic alternative to any traditional lodge stay in Damaraland, and it offers exclusivity in terms of access which is beyond compare.

Activities include tracking desert adapted rhino, noting that this is completely private and in an area that has the highest tracking success rate in north western Namibia; exploring the upper and less crowded //Huab River in search of desert adapted elephants; nature walks and drives; as well as the possibility to visit some nearby prehistoric rock engravings. //Huab Under Canvas was also the pioneer of our STELLAR ESCAPE, our very own sleep out product, as well as our TRAILS CAMP, a multi-day walking safari.

Access to the camp is either from the north (Etosha) via a Himba village near Erwee (where a visit is already included in many of our safaris), or from the south via Khorixas and along the //Huab River. The last stretch into the camp involves travelling on tracks which are well off the beaten path tracks, and many of these are completely unknown to most travelers.

Quick facts:

  • 8 x medium-sized furnished rectangular Meru tents (4m x 3m and 2.5m high) customised to our specifications, suited to Namibian conditions.
  • En suite bathrooms with hot bucket showers and flush toilet.
  • Located in Damaraland, just north of Twyfelfontein.
  • Exclusive use area.
  • Activities include private desert adapted rhino tracking, exploration of the upper //Huab River, home to the desert adapted elephant, visits to Twyfelfontein and a remote Himba village.
  • Fully-catered – inclusive of three meals a day (including hot breakfast, freshly prepared lunches and three course dinner), all local drinks and limited laundry service.

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.

Located on the confluence of seasonal river valleys, Leylandsdrift Camp has outstanding views over the Hoarusib Valley. It is visited as part of a Schoeman's Skeleton Coast fly-in safari.

This camp replaces Purros Camp on the fly in safari itineraries, as the owners thought the location was getting too busy. Being a new camp, it offers a newer style of accommodation to the fly-in itineraries, with large, en-suite and very comfortable cabins. Used on Skeleton Coast fly in safaris, this camp puts you in the right place at the right time for a true Namibia adventure.

 

Located in the famous Skeleton Coast concession between the Hoarusib and Hoanib rivers in the Skeleton Coast National Park, Shipwreck Lodge is only 45 km from Möwe Bay. The shipwreck-shaped chalets are nestled between the dunes with a view of the Atlantic Ocean where the cold Benguela current provides guests with a refreshing breeze.

Our exclusive clients can look forward to appreciating the harshness of the desert and the beauty of these solitary landscapes filled with geological history. Learn about the fauna and flora adapted to survive in these harsh conditions – all from the comfort of the restaurant deck. There are 8 twin/double chalets and 2 family chalets.

Our 10, ’shipwreck-style' cabins are spread out along the sand dunes. Wake up to spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and fall asleep to the crackling of the wood-burning stove.  The design was inspired by the famous shipwrecks that can be found along the Skeleton Coast.  Emphasising a light footprint in the area by operating eco-friendly and using solar-power. All 10, ensuite cabins are complemented with the necessary guest amenities like a writing desk, bedside lamp, safe and a wood-burning stove.  The 8 twin/double cabins and 2 family cabins all have their own deck to view to enjoy the peaceful landscape.   Hairdryers can be requested at the reception.

The restaurant and dining area is the heart of the lodge. Enjoy morning coffee or an evening sundowner on the outdoor deck, or retreat inside and enjoy the views of the starkly beautiful landscape.

Since opening in 1996, Damaraland Camp has been owned and largely run by the local community from the Torra Conservancy, in partnership with Wilderness Safaris.

Since opening in 1996, Damaraland Camp has been owned and largely run by the local community from the Torra Conservancy, in partnership with Wilderness Safaris. This successful joint venture created the foundation for Namibia’s revolutionary community-conservancy model, where rural people benefit from living with wildlife. As a result, the area has seen dramatic increases in populations of elephant, black rhino, lion and other endangered species within the protected area.

Besides outings to view the impressive local rock art, and nature drives and walks, guests have the opportunity to visit local communities and learn about the unique heritage of the Nama-Damara, Herero and Ovambo people. This activity also includes a visit to a local farm at either Fonteine Pos or De Riet.

In a country jam-packed with vast, spectacularly beautiful landscapes, Kaokoland may just be the most incredible of them all. Deep in north-western Namibia, the area is a melee of towering mountains, sand dunes, and huge expanses of desert, scattered with unique wildlife and nomadic Himba settlements.

It’s also one of Namibia’s most remote and wild environments, and one that not many will get the chance to discover in a lifetime. And that’s exactly why we’ve decided to build Hoanib Valley Camp. A joint venture between the local communities and the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, the world’s only Africa-wide giraffe conservation organisation, the camp is an elegant, intimate affair that immerses you into the wilds of the desert. The six rooms blend seamlessly with the environment, offering a simple aesthetic that matches the rugged landscape down to a tee. Days are spent tracking endangered rhino, desert-adapted elephant, and of course desert-adapted giraffe, before retiring to your private veranda to marvel at the magnitude of your surroundings (G&T in hand).

Dramatic piles of mesmerisingly balanced granite boulders in a rugged desert landscape set the perfect backdrop for Sorris Sorris Lodge. The lodge encapsulates a modern expression of African architecture, with an outdoor pool offering panoramic views over the Ugab River and the Brandberg Massif. 

Dramatic piles of mesmerisingly balanced granite boulders in a rugged desert landscape set the perfect backdrop for Sorris Sorris Lodge. The lodge encapsulates a modern expression of African architecture, with an outdoor pool offering panoramic views over the Ugab River and the Brandberg Massif.

Dining, pool, guest lounge and bar area on an elevated deck with panoramic views over the Ugab River and the Brandberg massif. Rooms and public areas connected by raised wooden walkways. 

Rooms

9 Individual units consisting of: 

  • 4 with double beds
  • 5 with twin beds
  • 2 separate twin bedded units for Guides/Pilots/Tour Leaders are also available

Activities

  • Guided walks and scenic nature drives in the Brandberg area, including searching for desert adapted elephants in the Ugab River.
  • Cultural experience of the Sorris Sorris community.
  • Guided tours to the Brandberg massif, extraordinary geological information and famous for ancient rock art (optional and subject to prior booking).
  • Hot Air Ballooning (optional at additional cost and weather permitting).

Content in the generous arms of a wild Namibia.

A paradise on the Uniab River in northwest Damaraland, Palmwag Camping2Go offers a unique opportunity for a vacation, in which you delve into a tranquil haven nestled within the rough landscape of the Etendeka Mountains. As the lush leaves of the makalani palms sway in the wind and the sunlight highlights the wondrous scenery, there is an atmosphere of quietude and restfulness that settles in every traveller.

The eight Camping2Go tents are equipped with four beds each and an en suite bathroom with a shower. Self-catering guests find a fully-equipped kitchen on the outside terrace with a fridge, stove, sink and all the necessary cooking utensils and cutlery. In addition to this, there is an outside braai as well as a firepit.

Campers are welcome to make use of the facilities at the nearby Palmwag Lodge and Camp and book an activity or a meal at the restaurant, or just take a dip in the pool and visit the very cozy pool bar.

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.

Feel the freedom of northern Damaraland.

Palmwag Campsite offers campers the unique opportunity of being in touch with nature, while having all the luxuries of civilisation at their fingertips. Partake in the many activities in the wildlife-rich Palmwag Concession, take a refreshing dip in the pool and have a bite to eat at the cozy pool bar.

Delight in the rugged Damaraland beauty with its authentic Namibian loveliness.

Whether Palmwag is a destination on its own or a stop en route from the coast and Etosha to Epupa Falls and Kaokoland, it’s an ideal place to pop up the rooftop tent, sit around the campfire and explore the concession area.

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.

The perfect place from which to experience Epupa enchantment.

Nestled under the swaying makalani palms and situated 200 metres upstream from the spectacular Epupa Falls, along the Kunene River, lies the Omarunga Epupa-Falls Camp. This cosy lodge is the perfect place to lull you into a peaceful reverie.

Dine with a river view and wake to the music of the falls and the sound of palm thrushes singing in the trees. The Epupa area has much to offer including 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.

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

A new joint venture agreement between Gondwana and the Epupa Conservancy ensures that financial benefit from the lodge operations is shared with the conservancy and the communities of the Epupa Conservancy. A community development fund is also set up to fund community empowerment projects.

An unexpected treat in the northern reaches of Kaokoland.

The relaxed and rustic Omarunga Epupa-Falls Campsite on the banks of the Kunene River with its unique location just 200 metres upstream from the spectacle of Epupa Falls is a rare find. The campsites are shaded by swaying makalani palm trees and barbecue facilities invite you to a relaxed evening with friends at the campfire. You can also enjoy a meal on the restaurant terrace with a magnificent view of the Kunene River.

Spend time absorbing the jubilant energy at Epupa Falls or join one of the activities providing variety and fun. Go hiking on well-maintained trails along the Kunene River, participate in a guided visit to a Himba village or join nature drives and seasonal rafting tours.

A new joint venture agreement between Gondwana and the Epupa Conservancy ensures that financial benefit from the lodge operations is shared with the conservancy and the communities of the Epupa Conservancy. A community development fund is also set up to fund community empowerment projects.

For a once-in-a-lifetime staycation, EHRA is offering its treetop Base Camp to families who want to enjoy the benefits of the outdoors in one of Namibia's most remote areas.

For a once-in-a-lifetime staycation, EHRA is offering its treetop Base Camp to families who want to enjoy the benefits of the outdoors in one of Namibia's most remote areas. Located 50km outside of Uis, towards Khorixas in the Erongo region, EHRA's famous treetop Base Camp is nestled between the Ugab valley in a secluded area next to the Ugab riverbed. The perfect answer for those seeking privacy, guests can soak up the sun, enjoy unparalleled views of the Ugab valley, and, if lucky, enjoy special visits from Namibia's free-roaming desert elephants at EHRA's manmade water point. This self-catered escape features artistically designed kitchen facilities, a large dining space, braai area, a tree-top platform overlooking the riverbed and eco-friendly ablution facilities.

Rates: N$250 pp local rate N$350 internationals.

Kids between 6-12 pay 50%. Kids under 6 are free.

Elephant Educational Drives are also offered, email for more information.

All proceeds go directly to EHRA's desert elephant conservation programmes. If you would like to only book elephant tracking, please email rachel@ehranamibia.org.

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