Taking its name from the ancient Etendeka lava flows of northern Damaraland, Etendeka Mountain Camp is a traditional tented camp in a striking setting. Surrounded by scrub plains, mopane bush and towering basalt mountains, this is a surprisingly rich and diverse environment waiting to be explored. This is a place to come and enjoy the incredible natural beauty of the area, fantastic walking and top guides. What it lacks in terms of luxury it more than makes up for in experience.
There are just ten traditional meru tents, all with flush toilets, hot and cold running water and en-suite, open-air bucket showers. The camp can be described as rustic and with a light impact on the environment, that said the necessary comforts have not been overlooked.
Guests can explore the area by open safari vehicles, but perhaps the best way to connect with this environment is on foot. This is a vast place of towering mountains and stretching plains, it is an arid place, but one that is rich in life. Cheetah stalk along the valleys, and herds of the desert-adapted oryx stay alert to the presence of prowling lion. In the thickets you may find black rhino and desert-elephants covering huge distances in their search for water. There is a small plunge pool where you can cool off during siesta time, providing a welcome relief during the hotter months.
The team at Etendeka are proud of their eco-credentials. The camp makes extensive use of solar power throughout both the staff and guest areas, and has been awarded the maximum five flowers by the Namibian National Eco-Awards Alliance.