Camp Kipwe

Reviews of Camp Kipwe

Excellent(95%) From 48 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 48 of our travellers who have visited Camp Kipwe, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mrs S. from Maldon
Arrived on: 31-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wow! What a place!

We LOVED this place. The 'rooms' are so cleverly constructed and very private and comfortable. The food was of a very high standard with a choice of main.

The sundowner terrace was beautiful and the food and drink we were served made it very special. We did a morning game drive and the visit to the rock carvings in the afternoon and both were very worthwhile. Tafi the gui9de was especially knowledgeable about the animals and the area.

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Mr and Mrs C - East Sussex
Arrived on: 15-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Camp Kipwe review

What a beautiful place in a great location. Excellent staff and guides with plenty for us to see and do.

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Mr D & Ms E - Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 25-May-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful stay at Camp Kipwe

Perfect stay at Camp Kipwe.

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Miss S & Mr W - Cumbria
Arrived on: 28-Apr-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Camp Kipwe

A most unusual camp in a stunning location. A superb experience.

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Mr & Mrs R from Corby
Arrived on: 11-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Camp Kipwe review

Excellent service although not booked in by. Do not know whose mistake.

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Mr & Mrs G from Surrey
Arrived on: 20-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Kipwe, an amazing Lodge amongst the boulders

An amazing lodge built amongst rock boulders. It must have taken some imagination to create this!

Rooms were spacious, with loo and shower open to the stars, but our loo was only separated from the adjoining room's loo by a low wall! Fortunately we didn't use it at the same time as our neighbours! Their rock pool was really cold, though I did have a quick splash!

A very good sundowner just above the lodge with drinks brought to us by the staff. Our highlight here was an early morning tour (4 hours!) to find a herd of 10 desert elephants, including young. Very rewarding.

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Mr J & Mrs C - Namibia Sep
Arrived on: 7-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Mowani's laid back sister camp

Whilst not quite as jaw-dropping as Mowani, this is still a very nice camp and the whole bathroom being outside was incredible - although I must admit that I didn't really want to be visiting it during the night. Somebody probably should have given a bit more thought to the design of the rooms though because it was like sleeping in an oven - even though both air conditioning and an electric fan were provided, our room never dropped below 28C.

The camp has a more relaxed ambience than Mowani too, which we did prefer, and we rather liked the fact that some of the staff were clearly still learning as they were more prepared to chat - mainly about football with my equally enthusiastic husband. The sundowner spot was also a very nice place to enjoy a drink although quite a climb - I wouldn't like to be stuck up there in the dark as there is no lighting provided on the way down.

We didn't do any activities from this camp as we chose to visit the rock drawings at Twyfelfontein on our own.

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Mr F and family - Belgium
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Attractive lodge in Damaraland

Attractive and imaginative lodge in the fascinating Damaraland. Nice and comfortable rooms, with lovely outside bathrooms. The boulders provide all the privacy you want. Childeren stayed in a comfortable tent nearby the room.

Superb sundowner high up the rocks! Food was very good, we also had an excellent lunch before we left (chicken and game wraps).

We took the desert elephant safari, with Taffy, an excellent and entertaining guide. It can take a while before you see the elephants but then it is an overwhelming experience to come so close to these beautiful animals. A highlight of our trip to Namibia!

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Mr G & Ms L - from Edinburugh to Namibia
Arrived on: 1-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Camp Kipwe review

We stayed in room 2 for two nights. It was a beautiful domed/circular room which was an excellent size and had stunning views. The whole place was incredibly peaceful, private, laid-back and a wonderful place to relax.

There was a nice outdoor bathroom, a large outside terrace with chairs and a good size safe but no fridge.
The food was excellent - some of the best we had.
The staff were incredibly helpful and genuine (not over-officious).
We walked up to a lovely sundowner spot on the second evening.

We went on the nature drive - our guide was outstanding (one of the best ever guided trips either of us has experienced in Africa). We saw lots of desert-adapted elephants, including a three-day old calf. It was definitely a worthwhile experience even with the cold/foggy early morning start!
We would love to stay there again.

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JBB - Surrey
Arrived on: 16-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fantastic Camp Kipwe !

Camp Kipwe was indeed superb! A beautifully constructed hotel in and around the boulders of this geologically fascinating area. The entire place has been designed with great imagination & is very atmospheric. One gets the experience of living 'close to the desert' / 'under the stars' but without losing any comforts. I cannot praise Camp Kipwe enough.,

It was wonderful experience to watch the sun go down over the desert standing on the highest rocks accompanied by an iced alcoholic drink!!!

The only comment I would like to make is that maybe, in time, the owners should perhaps consider is hiding a petrol pump behind a rock.!. Presumably they must keep a stock of petrol out there for their own use. Because of our fuel gauge problem we were acutely aware that although we had filled our tanks at the last possible location we had driven a very long way to get to the camp & would need to drive some considerable distance before we could purchase more. The worry of this was the only thing which marred our stay there because we didn't dare explore the area as we would have liked.

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