As unassuming as a Damara lean-to and as luxurious as a big-city hotel, Camp Kipwe is another iconic Namibian safari lodge from the ingenious creators of Onguma Tented Camp and Mowani Mountain Camp.
In design Camp Kipwe embraces the distinctive Damaraland scenery: massive red-purple granite boulders piled atop each other form inselbergs separated by carpets of blonde grass peppered with acacia trees.
While every item of furniture and every detail of the decor and construction at Camp Kipwe bears a striking resemblance to the striking scenery of the Aba Huab River Valley, the luxury offered within these wobbly walls raises the royal finger to the stark aridity of Damaraland's endless plains.
Built of stone, thatch and an impressive collection of slightly off-straight tree trunks and branches, Camp Kipwe is at once charming, authentic and something unique in this world of carbon-copied safari lodges.
Camp Kipwe is near Twyfelfontein in Damaraland, Namibia: a place of singular beauty and unimaginable tranquillity. The lodge has just nine dome-suites with polished floors, en suite bathrooms partially open and built into the enclosing boulders. A large deck opens out to the glorious view across the valley. The living area is a collection of larger domes, split level decks, a rock pool, lounge, dining area and curio shop.
9 bungalows, of which 2 are family rooms plus 1 suite built into the granite boulders with thatch, trees, wooden decking and natural stone; en suite bathrooms with hot running water and flushing toilets; air-conditioning; hairdryer; safe; large private balcony overlooking the Abu Huab Valley; lounge, bar, dining area and viewing deck; swimming pool built into the rocks; curio shop; airstrip
Family rooms can accommodate 2 children in an outside tent.
The suite has everything a bungalow has plus a minibar; satellite TV & laundry service.
Damaraland is about nature, scenery and rare desert-adapted wildlife. Activities at Camp Kipwe include scenic tours of the area and visits to the Twyfelfontein rock art; guided walks (pre-arranged on arrival); self-guided walks and game drives in search of the desert-adapted elephant and chance encounters with several species of hardy animals and birds that thrive in Damaraland.
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Twyfelfontein Country Lodge
Damaraland is a region of ancient oddities and Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is slap bang in the middle. Its cool interior, camouflage exterior and all-important swimming pool turn this humble lodge into a veritable oasis.
Doro Nawas, in the Abu-Huab River valley, is a classic safari camp with the benefit of modern architectural and design inspiration. Everything opens from floor to ceiling to include the spectacular views of the Etendeka Mountains and the red sandstone cliffs of Twyfelfontein - famous for its San rock engravings.
Malansrus Tented Camp
Half an hour from Twyfelfontein, Malansrus is a tented camp in the heart of Damaraland. Spacious. Private. Remote. Immersed in nature. True wilderness.
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