Nestled amongst giant granite boulders of Damaraland, overlooking the ephemeral Aba Huab riverbed where desert adapted elephants often traverse, there is a sanctuary – Mowani Mountain Camp.
Dwarfed by massive ochre boulders, the camp is absorbed into the landscape, making it one with this prehistoric land. This region of Namibia is not only famous for its Unesco World Heritage Site, Twyfelfontein, with its thousands of rock engravings, but also for its Petrified Forest, the Organ Pipes, as well as the desert adapted elephants.Download Fact Sheet
The thatch dome-shape structures and en-suite rooms echo the shape of the rough textured granite boulders amongst which they are built. There are 15 rooms total, which are beautifully designed and well appointed with ensuite facilities. Twelve twin bedded rooms (which can be converted to king beds if requested in advance) consist of 4 x Superior View Rooms face westward with panoramic views, 3 x View Rooms have an eastern view across the valley, and 5 Standard Rooms face the east or northeast and have views of the boulder-strewn valley. One Luxury Room features a king bed with partly canvas walls and faces westward with its own private deck overlooking the valley (this room is situated close to the main lodge and is ideal for guest with limited mobility). The Mini Suite is a completely private, luxury, thatched suite cocooned in the boulders and features a lounge, satelite TV, air conditioning, king bed, and ensuite open-air bathroom. The Mowani Mountain Suite is a luxury thatched suite with spectacular wrap-around views, equipped with air-conditioning within the room area, a lounge equipped with a satellite television and CD music centre, private dining and bar facilities with drinks included (a personal waiter is available upon request). Adjacent to the lounge in the Mountain Suite is a double room with en-suite bathroom as well as an outdoor bush bath and shower with gorgeous views once again.
Two rooms feature an adjacent Children's Tent. Children age 3 - 12 are accommodated in a children’s tent or on camping beds in the room with their parents at a special child rate. Please note that Mowani Mountain Camp have a limited number of camping beds. Special meal times and food preferences are to be advised in advance for adequate preparations to be made to accommodate the requests.
Mowani’s main complex consists of a reception area, bar, spacious alfresco dining room, and lounge overlooking a waterhole. A refreshing swimming pool skillfully carved out of the surrounding boulders beckons guests to relax and take a dip. The outdoor boma area is an additional area for relaxing and is used for dining on special occasions and three night stays. The fantastic sundowner viewpoint features its own bar, overlooking a breathtaking vista. What makes Mowani Mountain Camp so special is the spectacular views in all directions - arrive with a sense of wonder and leave in awe of the surrounding ancient landscape.
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. Mowani Mountain Camp activitities on offer: Guided game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, explore the surrounding area in search of animal life such as the desert-adapted elephants and desert black rhino; excursions to the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein to explore the rock engravings, along with seeing Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes; and nature walks on the short walking trails with information showing the names of different plants and trees (self-guided), or guided on a longer walk with one of the lodge's expert guides (longer walk subject to guide’s availability). Don't miss the oppertunity to visit the Living Damara Museum.
The following camps compliment Mowani Mountain Camp well, and should be considered when extending an itinerary.
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