Mowani Mountain Camp, Damaraland

Namibia

Organic earthiness, desert scenery and prehistoric land.

Mowani Mountain Camp sits among huge ochre boulders and otherworldly craggy plains. It’s quite a sight to behold, built as it is into the rocks.

It reminds us of a traditional Damara village, with round thatched-roofed huts dotted around the landscape. Each room has earthy colours, vaulted ceilings and wooden decks with views of the valley or granite boulders. The Mountain Suite is the most luxurious and comes with a private butler, satellite television and bush bath and outdoor shower.

From the camp you can track the rare desert elephant and black rhino and discover some of the world’s oldest rock engravings. Some of the best are to be found at Twyfelontein, depicting animals tracks and mysterious geometric signs.

You set the pace of your stay. Explore the fascinating landscape and the desert adapted wildlife that survives against the odds – look out for elephant, springbok, gemsbok and jackal. Or you can simply take some time out with a good book by the swimming pool surrounded by the signature Namibian amber hues. The choice is yours.

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Location

Mowani Mountain Camp is located in the Twyfelfontein Conservancy in south Damaraland. From Windhoek, it’s a 1-hour 45-minute flight or a five-hour drive through the desert.

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