Nhoma Camp

Reviews of Nhoma Camp

Excellent(98%) From 25 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 25 of our travellers who have visited Nhoma Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Ms S & Mr B - Charlotte
Arrived on: 2-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Stay with the local expert

We had a very nice stay for 2 nights at Nhoma camp. These are simple tent rooms with wood floors and tent ceiling and walls. Furniture is simple and functional. The bathroom is connected. The first night porcupines ate the water line so there was no water for showers in the morning.

The toilet kept malfunctioning....but this is the place to stay to be close to Arno who I esteem was the resident expert. He was more chipper in the morning and gruffer as the evening went on. His frustrations with Namibia, the government, NGO's, and the bushmen were palpable ...and understandable. I think he is a realist and unfortunately a little miserable. I appreciated very much his expertise and his honesty. I think some others in the camp did not. I found his discussions eye opening.

Don't drive that last little bit to this lodge without a 4 wheel drive. The sand is steep and deep. The lodge is within walking distance of a Bushman village. The visits were genuine and not fake. They were and were not as I expected. Overall a very very nice stay. I recommend a 2 night stay to be able to visit the village and go on a Bush man hunt. Ours was long and very hot. Be prepared.

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Ms T & Mr C - San Francisco
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Unforgettable experience

One of the highlights, if not the highlight of our trip.

Both the experience with the bushman and the personal interactions with Arno and Estelle are exceptional.

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Dr E & Family - South Yorkshire
Arrived on: 2-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nhoma Camp review

The most authentic stay of our whole trip. Although in no way a luxury destination or accomodation, the experience was one that I hope we will all remember for a very long time. Arno is a fabulous host and his knowledge of the country and its politiics engaging.

It was great that everything wall inclusive - and the only place we stayed where this was the case ie we were not presented with a bill of extras, at the end of our stay.

We stayed for three nights and it was worth it - the cooking of the ostrich omelette, the hunting with the men folk and the walk with the lady etc all really interesting.

The only suggestion I would make, would be for a small box with some childrens books or toys eg snakes and ladders would go a a long way, especially as there is no pool etc.

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Mr and Mrs L from Paris
Arrived on: 21-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Nhoma Camp review

Exceptional place for several reasons.
1. Only place worldwide where you (as a tourist) can get a true understanding of the Bushman culture
2. Interesting discussions with Arno (the camp owner)
3. Communal tables which is good for interaction with other guests
We stayed here for 4 nights and this was the cultural highlight of our trip through southern Africa.
4. Home cooking
5. Whatever activity they offer, including visiting the reservoir at Oliphant's Water (animals) or Tsumkwe (lots of Baobab, animals, anecdotes), the walks, village visit, do it all.
6. Bring a power strip and adaptors in case there is a full camp using the charging station (and mark your smartphone cable to avoid mix ups and don't forget it!)
Film crew was there and used up the solar power for WiFi quickly.
7. Bertus is a very knowledgeable guide who answers all of your questions.
8. Our tent was the farthest out - great for morning sunrises

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Family A - New Zealand
Arrived on: 18-Dec-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nhoma Camp review

Our time with the Bushmen was one of our highlights of our 4 week trip.

This unique experience will be treasured by both the adults and the children in our family.

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Mr & Mrs W - fourth visit to Namibia
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nhoma Camp review

Fascinating insight and experience spending time with the bushmen, and should have stayed for longer.

Arno's in depth knowledge of the bushmen was invaluable.

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Mr D - New York
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nhoma Camp review

An A+ to Nhoma Camp. In addition to very decent facilities i.e tents, bathroom, dining room, Arno and Stelle's hospitality, attentiveness and awareness of little details made the stay very pleasant. it was cold at night (minus 2 -3C) and beds were warmed up with bottles of hot water.

Food quite good and service simple but also attentive. Definitively a great choice.

The visits to the village and the activities very rewarding as well.

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O Family - Vancouver
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nhoma Camp review

We really enjoyed our stay at Nhoma Camp. Although more rustic than the previous camps we stayed at, the huts were clean and very comfortable. The experience with the Bushmen was unforgettable. The culture & lifestyle is so completely different than what we experience in Canada. The kids also enjoyed this camp. We found that 3 nights gave us ample time to try things, and we were ready to move on. It was very cold in the mornings - we should have packed thin down jackets.

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Family Tsuchiyose - USA
Arrived on: 16-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nhoma Camp review

It was a special and unique place, and the owner of the camp, Arno always made sure that all is well with us. He sincerely wanted to show us the best in Khaudum National Park and came back 8pm. The drive back at night with all kinds of animals at water pan in the sunset color was really scenic.

The walk with bushman in the morning, some demonstrations of making arrows, starting fire, preparing food etc at the village, and watching the healing dance at night were all very interesting and special.

The food was very good, and the canvas tent was nice with a bath tub. This visit was right after visiting Etosha National Park(Big animal park), so we really felt that we were able to see the real things here. Many thanks to Arno.

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Mrs P with Mrs L & Mr C - Derbyshire
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nhoma Camp review

Thoroughly enjoyed the time here. It was a fantastic experience.

Arno was very friendly and a great host. The location of the camp to the Bushmen's village made everything so easy.

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