Mowani Mountain Camp
Twyfelfontein, Damaraland, Namibia
At a Glance
Visit the ancient San rock art at Twyfelfontein
Day and night game drives to explore the area
See the rare desert adapted elephant
Relax by the rock swimming pool
Magnificent desert scenery, fascinating geological formations, archaeological sites and a unique variety of desert fauna and flora
A balloon safari will give you a bird's eye view of this beautiful landscape
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
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The best time to visit Damaraland is from May to September as the temperature is tolerably cool, especially at night. The optimum game viewing times are between June and November. The land will have dried out meaning animals must again come to waterholes to drink. Summer (November to April) also known as the rainy season is best time to travel to Damaraland for bird watching as migratory birds (both intra-African and Palaearctic) flock into the park's many habitats after the summer rains.
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Surrounded by breathtaking views, accommodation at Mowani Mountain Camp is in fifteen luxury rooms and suites. It is the perfect place from which to explore the southern Damaraland and visit the geological and archaeological highlights of Twyfelfontein.
Offering spectacular scenery and nestled within the typical boulder landscape that defines Damaraland, a stay at Mowani Mountain Camp is all about relaxation in beautiful surroundings. The camp itself spans out between boulders to create individual pathways to get to rooms which are hidden within the rocks. The main areas of camp are open plan and offer plenty of comfortable space under shade for guests to relax on warm afternoons. The camp has been decorated in neutral colours and natural materials with a touch if traditional Africa design and art throughout.
Each of the fifteen rooms have been individually designed in East African decor and layout, with suites tucked between the vast granite boulders, each with a private deck, en-suite facilities, a mini-bar and include a stunning open-air bathroom from which to enjoy endless views.
Mowani Mountain Camp is also ideally located almost opposite the entrance to the historical site of Twyfelfontein, where guided tours can be take to view a rare example of San engravings and paintings occurring at the same site, as well as enjoying the naturally formed geological site of the Organ Pipes. This marvellous archaeological treasure has 2,500 engravings and is probably the finest example of its kind in Southern Africa. Other activities include nature drives to search for desert-adapted wildlife and nature walks.
Mowani Mountain Camp consists of thirteen luxury rooms and 2 luxury suites, all with en-suite facilities, decorated beautifully in East African style. The luxury tents are all have a private wooden deck offering an open view of the wonderful Damara landscape.
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Standard View Rooms are lower in the valley and look into its impressive boulders. Each has en-suite facilities and a tea and coffee station.
View Rooms face east or north east, and offer views of the valley from a higher vantage point. All rooms have traditional thatched roofs and provide en-suite facilities.
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Superior view rooms face west, boasting incredible views across the valley. Each comes with a double or twin bed, en-suite bathroom, fan and tea and coffee making facilities.
Facing west across the valley, the Luxury Room is a spacious thatched room with a private deck. Although close to the main lodge, the room is separated from the boma area for added privacy.
The Mini Suite is a spacious room with en-suite facilities and a comfortable lounge area. There is an outdoor shower as well as air conditioning and mini bar with complimentary drinks.
The luxury thatched Mountain Suite is tastefully furnished with a distinct African flavour. The private lounge is equipped with a music centre, air conditioning and satellite television, complimented by private dining and butler service, and is ideal for honeymooners.
There are no specific childcare facilities available for children at the Mowani Mountain Camp, however, children over the age of 12 years are most welcome to come and stay.
The lodge has a lovely swimming pool which is tucked away amongst the boulders offering a refreshing retreat in between safaris. There are also some good places to sit and read a book amongst the dramatic scenery.
Adventures and activities available at Mowani include guided nature drives in search of the elusive desert elephant and hiking through magnificent scenery. Guests can also join an excursion to explore the historical site of Twyfelfontein. Twyfelfontein is a rare example of Bushmen engravings and paintings occurring at the same site. This wonderful archealogical site offers more than 2,500 engravings as well as various paintings, and is probably the finest example of rock engravings in southern Africa.
Miles McConnell (Staff)
Mowani Mountain Camp has to have one of the best settings of any camp in Namibia. The luxurious tented rooms with their big shaded decks are nestled high up in the crags of the rock hills and all have stunning views out.
On my last trip there we finished an amazing day of elephant tracking with a surprise sundowners on the top of the Kopjes near camp with a view that is almost impossible to beat!
Louisa Verney (Staff)
Mowani Lodge is tucked away within vast round granite boulders close to the San Rock art site at Twyfelfontein. The large Meru tented rooms have all been refurbished since my last visit. They are all very private and have a deck to sit out on and sock up the stunning views across the valley.
There is lots to do in the area whether you get up easy to find the herd of desert adapted elephant, visit the Petrified forest, Burnt mountain and the organ pipes and off course go to Twyfelfontein to see the ancient rock art.
From its position between the Ugab and Huab rivers in Namibia's Damaraland, Mowani provides stylish accommodation in an awe-inspiring setting. Damaraland is like nowhere else on earth: wild, remote and breathtakingly beautiful, the desert landscape stretches for miles. There are 12 luxury tents with ensuite bathrooms and decks decorated in an East African style. One suite sits high on a rocky outcrop with private dining facilities, butler service and an open-air bathroom
Bushmen Art at Twyfelfontein
Damaraland is home to one of the oldest tribes in the country, the San, and a visit to Twyfelfontein, where you can see their art, is a highlight.
Desert Elephants in Damaraland
Damaraland is the southern part of the Kaokoveld, Namibia's least inhabited area, and is utterly spectacular for its landscapes. Ambling amongst the mountains and valleys are the famous Desert-adapted elephants.
See the Organ Pipes and Burnt Mountain
Take an hour and half excursion to witness the natural phenomenon of The Organ Pipes and The Burnt Mountain.
Visit a Petrified Forest
The Petrified Forest in Damaraland is a National Monument and contains 300 million year old tree trunks.
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Location & directions
Twyfelfontein, Damaraland, Namibia
Mowani Mountain Camp is located in the Twyfelfontein area of western Namibia. Situated in the heart of southern Damaraland, between the Ugab and the Huab Rivers, Mowani Mountain Camp commands a stunning location – perched high on a rocky outcrop, nestled amongst large granite boulders and overlooks the gravel plains and mountains beyond.
How to get there
It is an 11-hour international flight to Johannesburg, followed by a 2-hour international flight Windhoek. Mowani Mountain Camp is approximately a 1-hour 45-minute flight from Windhoek or a 4 - 5 hours drive.
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