Camp Kipwe

Remote and truly authentic Camp Kipwe in Damaraland

Welcome to an extraordinary eco camp in the middle of Namibia’s enormous Damaraland desert region, the remote and truly authentic Camp Kipwe for world class safaris. The name Kipwe means ‘blessed’ in Swahili and this venue feels blessed with its rustic chic design amongst huge old boulders on a hillside with extensive views across the Aba Huab valley.

The nine stone, wood and thatched rooms are shaped like rondawels and beautifully created in dome shapes with different degrees of luxury. Cool cave like interiors of the bungalows feature flawless screed floors and aircon, outside showers and private decks. The special Kipwe Suite is ideal for honeymoon couples with its added opulence and extra space with special chairs to gaze at the view, a queen bed, outdoor bath and stunning décor that offsets the natural environment. 

And then there are the two luxury suites with their large lounge, separate air-conditioned bedroom, and en-suite bathroom leading out to a vast deck with mind boggling vistas. Private dining is good, and there is Wi-Fi, a stocked minibar, heated splash pool and private salas.

Take part in all of the splendid activities at Camp Kipwe – nature drives to find the desert-adapted elephants, or visits to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein to see the rock engravings and enjoy the Camp Kipwe signature sundowner experience with 360 degrees of breath-taking beauty. Take a drive to see the incredible organ pipes sandstone carving tour too.

Guests rave about the excellent food and views from the restaurant. There is a bar at the top of the rock where most people go for sunset but the sunset from your room balcony is just as impressive. The lodge and all rooms seem to be built into the side of a small hill. The use of big boulders is ingenious and gives great privacy while also affording a view to mountains/hills in the distance.

Everything is perfect at Camp Kipwe – quiet and private suites with fantastic outdoor toilets and showers. Big and comfortable beds, a safe and tea/coffee facilities. Food at the restaurant is delicious and varied. There are good hiking opportunities directly from the camp but do keep an eye out for baboons! One of the most amazing features of this lodge is the sundowner location, which is well-worth the trudge up the steps. The lodge has a bar and snacks set up on top with a lot of seating options. The view is really too pretty to describe.

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Overview

Visit the rocky and rugged landscape of the Damaraland, part of the Kunene Region in the north-west of Namibia, located between the Brandberg and the little village of Sesfontein. This awe-inspiring region is like no other Namibia region, to the south of Etosha and the east of the Skeleton Coast. 

Stay at the authentic eco camp, Kipwe, in the Twyfelfontein Conservancy in Namibia, known for its magnificent, infinite views of Damaraland, across the Aba Huab valley. Settle into ingeniously designed guest lounge, deck, dining area and rustic chic bungalows and luxury suites. They are shaped like traditional rondawels with their stone walls, thatched roofs and shaded decks with indigenous poles. Screed floors, outside showers and top-class natural décor make this camp feel very African and inviting. The rooms remain cool thanks to their temperature controlling roofs, floors aand some aircon to help.  

Breath-taking early morning game drives in search of the desert-dwelling elephants or rhinos also take guests hiking in the ancient surroundings of the Aba Huab River. This all becomes a scenic drive as guests gaze in awe at the panoramas around them, heading back to the camp for a wholesome breakfast beside the swimming pool.

Settle into 9 bungalows built into the huge old boulders on the hill, where screed floors, aircon, outside showers and large decks keep the temperatures bearable and the views even more dramatic. Luxury suites contain more space, plunge pools and seating areas for couples. The Kipwe Suite is the king suite for honeymoon couples who love that extra thatch ensure the suites blend into the mountain and guests can wander up the path to the lovely sundowner spot at the top and choose a special seat from which to watch the sun set in its crimson hues.

Get to Camp Kipwe from Windhoek to Camp Kipwe in a comfortable 5-hour drive on tarred roads. The last 100 kilometres is a well-maintained sand road. Contact us here today to secure your special deal to Damaraland.

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Activities

  • Explorations of Twyfelfontein’s rock carvings and art 
  • Morning game drives to find desert-adapted rhinos and elephants
  • Hikes through this haunting landscape 
  • Refreshing dips in the pool.

Included

  • Luxury accommodation
  • All meals and drinks
  • Activities

Two giraffes under the tree looking for shade in Namibia
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Facilities

  • Twin beds which can be changed to double beds
  • En-suite bathroom (outdoor shower and ablutions)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Double bed
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Mini bar
  • Outside Shower
  • Satellite TV
  • Cocktail Bar
  • Hiking trails
  • Hotel Bar
  • Outdoor shower
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool

Highlights

  • An eco-friendly camp cleverly built into the huge round boulders in Twyfelfontein with bungalows, luxury suites and the Kipwe Suite all featuring outside showers and baths
  • Impressive panoramas across the eye-catching Damaraland Aba Huab Valley, where graze desert adapted rhinos and elephants 
  • Guest areas include a stunning rock-rimmed swimming pool and a sundowners spot up the mountain where guests sit on special seats to watch the end of another day 
  • Morning game drives set off early to fine the rhinos and elephants, plus visits to the Twyfelfontein World Heritage Site to gasp at ancient rock art


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