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Camp Kipwe

Accommodation in Damaraland - Namibia

Camp Kipwe is situated within the Twyfelfontein Conservancy in the Damaraland area of Namibia. The entire region is renowned for its geology and unusual rock formations. So it is no surprise that the camp is built amongst large granite boulders, which are cleverly incorporated in the overall design and layout of the lodge. Rock paintings and rare desert-adapted flora and fauna can also be viewed on organized trips from the camp. A sister lodge, Mowani Mountain Camp is a mere 4km away.

An advantage of the small size of the Camp Kipwe is the relaxed and tranquil environment. The lounge in the main lodge is an ideal meeting place to discuss travel and safari experiences with other guests. Wine and dine in the bar and restaurant. The views from here take in the mountains and Aba-Huab River. Stunning sunsets complement the outstanding scenery. Other facilities include a curio shop and reception area. Many guests make a beeline to the swimming pool, which offers a welcome respite from the hot Namibian sunshine.

The rooms are built from natural materials including mopane branches and the local red basalt stones, giving a natural and organic feel. Hot water is heated by an old fashioned wood burning 'donkey'. Guests stay in:

  • Bungalows: There are 9 bungalows with twin/double beds. Air-conditioning, en-suite facilities (outdoor shower and ablutions) are standard. A private verandah overlooks the rugged Damaraland scenery
  • Suite: The luxury thatched suite has a lounge equipped with air-conditioning, satellite television, a double room with en-suite bathroom, laundry service and a mini-bar.

As the lodge is situated close to the Aba-Huab River Activities from Camp Kipwe include elephant nature drives, These guided trips include exploring the surrounding area in a 4x4 vehicle, in search of Namibia's remaining 600 desert dwelling elephant.

The Twyfelfontein excursions last for around 2 ½ hrs, starting in the afternoon. The drive includes visits to the Burnt Mountain, the Organ Pipes, as well as to the fascinating Bushman Engravings.

There are a number of guided nature walks that will cover trails in and around Camp Kipwe, the durations will depend on the guests.

Children are accepted at Camp Kipwe, and special meals can be arranged on request. Meals at Camp Kipwe have fixed timings and are served in the dining room.

  • Breakfast is served at 07h00 and lunch at 13h00 daily.
  • In the winter months of April-September, afternoon tea is served at 16h00 and dinner at 19h00.
  • In the summer months of September-April, afternoon tea is served at 16h30 and dinner at 20h00.

Parents are advised to watch their children closely at all times, as the area is known for snakes and scorpions. Camp Kipwe is also surrounded by boulders, which can get quite slippery and dangerous at times. Parents should also make ensure their kids do not disturb other guests.

The closest airstrip is at Twyfelfontein, which is approximately 15kms from Camp Kipwe.

Accommodation in Namibia

  • Camp Kipwe: View Of The Camp
  • Camp Kipwe: Elephant
  • Camp Kipwe: Dining Room At Dawn
  • Camp Kipwe: Mini Suite Bedroom
  • Camp Kipwe: Standard Room Exterior
  • Camp Kipwe: Lounge
  • Camp Kipwe: Mini Suite At Dusk
  • Camp Kipwe: Mini Suite Bathroom
  • Camp Kipwe: Lounge Deck
  • Camp Kipwe: Lounge And Dining Area
  • Camp Kipwe: Rock Engravings At Twyfelfontein
  • Camp Kipwe: Breakfast With A View
  • Camp Kipwe: Standard Room
  • Camp Kipwe: Standard Room Interior
  • Camp Kipwe: Rock Pool
  • Camp Kipwe: Standard Room Outdoor Shower
  • Camp Kipwe: Sundowner Snacks
  • Camp Kipwe: Sundowner View Point
  • Camp Kipwe: Additional Tent
  • Camp Kipwe: Nature Drive
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Elephant / Nature Drive
a 4-6 hour morning drive to explore the surrounding country and possibly find some of the elusive desert adapted elephants
Twyfelfontein, Burnt Mountain and Organ Pipes Excursion
this 2 hour trip sets out every afternoon and visits the main highlights of this part of Damaraland including the rock art at Twyfelfontein
This region is ideal for walking and guests are encouraged to explore the area surrounding Camp Kipwe
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Directions to the lodge

Camp Kipwe is situated east of Twyfelfontein on the D2612 road

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