Mowani Mountain Camp: The Lowdown


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It’s a rough road to Mowani Mountain Lodge, but it’s forgotten the minute you walk in. Views are utterly breathtaking (even for Damaraland) and the design extraordinary, as rooms almost vanish into the boulders.

What’s Mowani Mountain Camp really like?

Ludicrously pretty. Mowani has thirteen superior rooms, mainly twin-bedded, though Mowani can happily convert these into a double if we ask them nicely. Six of the rooms face west and have a particularly lovely view. If there’s space, these “Superior View” rooms are well worth it for the small increase in cost in our book! For an extra treat, there’s a mini-suite with a fabulously romantic outdoor shower (a little chilly to say the least in winter, but so worth it for admiring Damarland’s stunning starscapes). Mowani also has air-conditioning –a welcome addition on Namibia’s baking summer days. Finally, for the ultimate hideaway, the mountain suite is utterly private, and has one of the best bathrooms-with-a-view we’ve seen in a long time. And butler service, naturally.

What can I do at Mowani Mountain Camp?

Guests at Mowani can book on to drives to search for the desert elephants- these normally take place in the mornings before it gets too hot for the poor old ellies (not to mention the guests in the game-drive vehicles!). In the afternoons Mowani runs trips out to the rock painting at Twyfelfontein, Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes, though if you’re self driving you can also do this under your own steam.

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