Huddled in the rocks, with sweeping views across the Aba Huab valley, Camp Kipwe is full of surprises, starting when you first arrive. It appears as if rocks have tumbled down the hill to reveal this gem of a camp.
Guests staying here can enjoy guided nature walks around the Twyfelfontein Conservancy, as well as trips to see the Bushman etchings and the mysterious Organ Pipes and Burnt Mountain. For a very special experience, an Elephant Nature Drive is a must-do - explore the terrain in search of these elusive desert-dwelling elephants who have adapted to the dry and sandy conditions of northern Namibia. You may also be lucky and find a desert black rhino too!
In between activities, relax around the pool which is built into the rocks, enjoy a drink at the bar, or make yourself comfy in the lounge/dining room areas and enjoy the scenery. At sunset, make your way to the viewpoint and have a sundowner drink while taking in the 360 degrees of breathtaking views.
The rainy season here is from October/November through to March, but as this area receives minimal rainfall at best, the rain seldom last for more than an hour or 2 at most.
The 9 twin-bedded rooms are in the shape of rondavels and have boulder, cement and rock walls, which gives the initial impression that you are entering a cool, secluded cave. All rooms have an outside deck where you can admire the views. The en-suite open-air private bathrooms are built amongst the rocks, allowing guests to take advantage of the outdoor weather. Hot water is supplied by wood-burning 'donkey' boilers and solar geysers.
The Kipwe Suite is an air-conditioned, luxury elevated thatched suite that has a private lounge equipped with a satellite television and minibar with drinks included. The large double room with kingsize bed opens up onto an en-suite open air bathroom with a beautiful bath area.
Full Board Package: All meals; the Conservation Levy; and 2 activities are included (choose from Elephant/Nature drive and/or Twyfelfontein, Burnt Mountain and Organ Pipe Excursion).
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Camp Kipwe can be included in you own dream holiday.
Kalahari Anib Lodge
Fish River Lodge
The Fish River Canyon
Desert Horse Inn
The Southern Namib
Desert Homestead Outpost
Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert
Swakopmund Guest House
Okaukuejo Rest Camp
Etosha National Park
Onguma Bush Camp
Etosha National Park
Okonjima Plains Camp
Okonjima Nature Reserve
This 18 night self-drive trip around Namibia takes in all the major highlights of this fascinating country, starting from Windhoek all the way south to the Fish River Canyon, across to the coast to Swakopmund, then further north to Damaraland and Etosha and ending with tracking leopards. If you have the time, this will certainly be a holiday you will never forget.
This is a 18 night itinerary including Windhoek, Western Kalahari, The Fish River Canyon, The Southern Namib, Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha National Park and Okonjima Nature Reserve.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Camp Kipwe Location.
General Information For Guests
All of the rooms have an outside viewing deck, a private open air en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, a hairdryer, in-room safe, a flashlight and an air horn (for emergencies). Hot water is supplied by wood-burning ‘donkey’ boilers and solar geysers.
The Kipwe Suite has a private lounge equipped with a satellite television and minibar, large double room with king size bed opens up onto an en-suite open air bathroom with a lovely bath area as well.
There is a swimming pool built into the rocks. The lounge and dining room offer stunning views. There is also a view point and sundowner spot offering 360 degree views.
There is a curio shop.
The camp has no Wi-Fi and limited/patchy mobile/cell phone reception due to the remote location.
Activities include a guided nature drives in search of the desert-adapted elephants and desert black rhino (approximately 4-6 hours departing in the morning at 06:30; including drinks and snacks), or a Twyfelfontein, Burnt Mountain and Organ Pipes excursion (approximately 2 hours in the afternoon; departing at 15:00).
Guests are free to follow the short walking trails with information showing the names of different plants and trees on their own (or, depending on guide’s availability they are welcome to ask the guides to take them on a longer walk).
Visa and MasterCard credit cards are accepted. The lodge also accepts Namibian Dollars, Rand and US Dollars for cash payments.
Please note that there are snakes and scorpions in the area and the lodge is surrounded by boulders so parents need to make sure that their children do not put their hands in little nooks and crannies, and do not climb, jump and leap on the boulders.
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