In the foothills of the Grootberg massif, in stunning scenery set amidst the ancient Etendeka lava flows of northern Damaraland, you will find Etendeka Mountain Camp. Here the ancient basalt has been slowly eroded over millennia, leaving scattered boulders lying upon dramatic flat-topped mountains.
The emphasis here is on nature. Your days here are spent exploring the area on foot and in open game drive vehicles with the exceptionally knowledgeable guides. This is not a fast paced safari, but rather a privileged introduction to an environment that holds many of Namibia's unique natural attractions.
Desert adapted wildlife forge a precarious existence amongst the towering basalt mountains and Mopani-shaded rivers beds of the Kunene region. This apparently unforgiving landscape is actually refuge to a diverse number of plant and mammal species.
Desert elephant and black rhino share boulder strewn valleys with watchful cheetah and thundering herds of oryx. Dew darkened game trails show the heavy track marks of lion and the mountain zebra they hunt. Scorpions prowl between volcanic rock shards and snake eagles drift through the warm afternoon breeze.
Accommodation is in 10 en-suite meru tents, which are connected by pathways to the main dining tent. Extensive use is made of solar power throughout, both in the kitchen and the guest bathrooms, as well as for general electricity requirements. Necessary comforts have not been overlooked though, and these include flush toilets, hot-and-cold running water and the stunning open-air 'bucket' shower.
Simple, fresh, wholesome meals are prepared, either on solar or on open fires, and enjoyed under African skies.
Guests are met at the transfer point, the transfer takes one and a half hours, and gives guests a good introduction to the area, so have your camera ready!
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General Information For Guests
Manager and co-owner of Etendeka Mountain Camp, Dennis Liebenberg has been running the property for the past 20 years and knows the area like the back of his hand. He loves to share his knowledge with guests.
Simple, fresh, wholesome meals are prepared, either in solar ovens or on open fires, and enjoyed under African skies.
Extensive use is made of solar power throughout the camp.
Guest vehicles are parked at the pickup point situated close to the Palmwag veterinary fence gate and guests are transferred the 16 km 4WD road to the secluded Etendeka Mountain Camp in open game drive vehicles by experienced guides.