Camp Kipwe – Damaraland – Namibia

If ever there was a property that blends seamlessly with its surroundings it it Camp Kipwe, perched on a boulder strewn rock outcrop in Damaraland, Namibia. Damaraland is one of the most beautiful areas of the country and Camp Kipwe is a perfect oasis in the middle of it all. Perfectly situated to explore all the highlights of area and as a stop over between Swakopmund and Etosha.

Rocky luxury

The 9 bungalows and 1 suite at Camp Kipwe blend effortlessly into their rocky outcrop. The rooms are built around, and incorporate the boulders giving you a real sense of location. The large rooms are fully air-conditioned with en-suite bathrooms and views out onto the dramatic landscape beyond. For those travelling with children 2 bungalows have attached tents for the young ones to have a taste of adventure! The suite

Camp Kipwe Suite

Activities

The Damaraland area is all about the spectacular scenery, without a doubt some of the most beautiful in all of Africa. A visit to the ancient San rock art at Twyvelfontein is a must, easily combined with curious geological sites like the petrified forest, the organ pipes and the burnt mountain. For those looking for animals, the area is home to rare desert-adapted elephants (desert-adapted black rhinos and lions are also present but exceptionally rare and unlikely to be seen), gemsbok (oryx), greater kudu and springbok. The area is well-suited to self-drive exploration, but Camp Kipwe also offers both wildlife and rock art excursions.

Desert Elephants Kipwe

A little extra…

As the day draws to a close there is no where better than right at the top of the rock outcrop with commanding views of the amazing scenery all around. Sundowner drinks and snacks are served here as you watch the sun sink below the horizon and give way to some of the best star gazing available.

Kipwe Sundowners

Prices:

Price from: £175.00 / €205.00 / $230.00 per person in a double room per night*

Contact us for the best rates for Camp Kipwe – ask about special 2 night all inclusive packages which includes all meals and daily activities.

Based on travel 01 January – 31 March & June & December 2020 on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis excluding conservation levy.

What’s included:

  • Accommodation

  • Breakfast and dinner

What’s Excluded:

  • Travel to and from Camp Kipwe

  • Lunch (unless on 2 night package) and drinks

  • Activity excursions (unless on a 2 night package)

  • Items of personal expense – i.e. laundry (included when staying in the suite), telephone calls etc

  • Conservation Levy

Wildlife highlights:

  • Desert-adapted elephant

  • Gemsbok (oryx)

  • Springbok

  • Ancient rock art

When to visit:

  • January – April: Summer months, this semi-desert area is covered in billowing grasses and beautiful clear light. Temperatures can be very hot. Not a good time for seeing animals.

  • May – July: Winter months, sunny skies and warm days but cold nights. Little chance of rain. Sightings of wildlife increase.

  • August – October: Late dry season, temperatures warming up and hot by October. The terrain is at it’s driest and this is the best time for viewing game which comes in search of any remaining water sources.

  • November – December: Usually marks the arrival of summer rains with higher temperatures. The bush starts turning green and animal sightings because less frequent.

  • Camp Kipwe is in a malaria-free area

Getting there:

  • Drive time from Windhoek City approximately 5h15mins and from Windhoek International Airport approximately 6 hours

  • Drive time from Swakopmund approximately 4h15mins and from Walvis Bay Airport approximately 4h45mins

  • Drive time from Okaukuejo Restcamp in Etosha approximately 3h45mins

  • Closest main airports – Walvis Bay and Windhoek

  • Charter flights can be arrange directly into Damaraland.

Weather:

  • January – Average High 32ºC (89ºF) / Average Low 17ºC (62ºF) / Average days with rain 9

  • April – Average High 30ºC (86ºF) / Average Low 15ºC (59ºF) / Average days with rain 3

  • July – Average High 26ºC (79ºF) / Average Low 9ºC (48ºF) / Average days with rain 0

  • October – Average High 32ºC (89ºF) / Average Low 15ºC (59ºF) / Average days with rain 2