Camp Kipwe

Reviews of Camp Kipwe

Excellent(95%) From 50 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 50 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.
Mr O & Mrs R with sons' - Germany,
Arrived on: 11-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Relaxation and Culture at Camp Kipwe

An amazing camp and great value for money! It is ideally placed for the Twyfelfountain rock engravings, which we all enjoyed so much, that we went back there again the following day. it was the only place where we stayed for three days and it was a great decisions. It is a great place to just relax and enjoy the view. Having said that, we did a lot and went to the petrified forest, Twyfelfountain and the Organ Pipes. We even managed to do a flight down the Abu-Huab river to the Skeleton coast, an experience we would not want to have missed.

They serve sun-downer drinks and a great selection of appetisers on a small mountain behind the restaurant, where there is a 360 degree view over the surrounding plains. Meals were exquisite, we are still debating whether they were the best meals we got served in Namibia, but we all agree that it was absolutely the best lodge we stayed in. On our last day, the waiter as a special surprise served us a candle-lit dinner in a small area enclosed by rocks and illuminated by an open fire and plenty of lanterns.

Whilst I was initially worried by the thought of bathrooms in the open, we enjoyed the wildlife it offered, such as a wild cat licking tooth paste from the sind and little geckos on the rocks. One of our treasured memories are the sunrises enjoyed from the open-air shower!

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Mr K & Ms C from New Jersey
Arrived on: 9-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Elephants are fantastic

Camp Kipwe is in a great location and is a beautifully constructed lodge. We went on a drive to find Desert Adapted Elephants and we found a group of about 20.

We are vegetarians and were served excellent meals on both night of our stay.

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Mr G & Mrs S - Aberdeen
Arrived on: 20-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Camp Kipwe review

Kipwe was an interesting location amongst rock outcrops. Friendly reception and good accommodation although it did get cold at night. They even washed our car for us.

The main reason for staying at Kipwe was to see the desert elephants and we were fortunate finding a group of 10 and being able to see them from quite close up - too close for one of the young bulls! We also enjoyed the trip to the Twyfelfontein rock carvings and the "organ pipes".

Unfortunately, we were told there was no wifi although I could see it on my computer.

En route to the camp there were a lot of roadside stalls selling gemstones. We looked for our own with reasonable success.

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Mr D & Mrs Martina - Switzerland
Arrived on: 18-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mrs & Prof R - Southampton
Arrived on: 17-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Camp Kipwe review

Beautiful location amongst the rocks with lovely views from the cabins. We went for a walk by ourselves when we arrived - you will never get the grass seeds out of your socks! - and then went for the morning elephant drive next day which was expensive but well worthwhile. The excellent guide found us two herds of desert elephants up on the rocky hills and we had superb views of the animals.

Close to Twyfelfontainand the (disappointing) Organ Pipes rocks and easy to drive yourself there.

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Mr & Mrs V - Surrey
Arrived on: 9-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Camp Kipwe review

Beautiful place with lovely warm 'igloos'. We showered outside at midday between 2 boulders under an awning whilst it was still warm! It felt less personal that other camps as there was no central fire place and neither the guides nor management socialised with the guests. A lovely open kitchen and charming chef, Henri who was quite happy to socialise in his kitchen.

Good food and really good excursions.

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Mr J & Mrs V and Mr R & Ms C - Luton
Arrived on: 8-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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The middle earth stop-brilliant

Another warm welcome into what was this most unique accommodation. We lived among a landslide of giant granate bolders. It was the closest thing to being a Hobbit. Yes! there is an outside toilet/bathroom but amazing to be beneath a Africa night sky in all its glory while brushing your teeth.

The lodge was warm and friendly with a myriad of wild birds visiting a giant bird bath almost on the veranda.

A short steep climb above the camp took us to a sunset viwing point where we were served with canapes and drinks. So relaxing before a return to the lodge for an excellent meal.

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Mrs T Mrs N - Woodbridge
Arrived on: 5-May-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Camp Kipwe review

Lovely location, excellent service and food. Great excursion with very helpful and informative guide

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6 from Whangarei, New Zealand
Arrived on: 15-Apr-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Amazing place - must stay here

Off the beaten track, but well worth the journey! Stay at least two nights, we arrived at sunset and had to leave the next morning but would have loved to stay longer.

Met by Adrian and served welcome drinks. The staff (all male) and service are excellent, and the place is very well managed. Food is fantastic, good wine selection. Overall, a top class act. The rooms are unique and well blended into the surrounding rocks, with discreet, outdoor bathrooms. Very special and quite private. We loved this place! Our vehicles were even given a wash in the morning. Balloon trips available nearby.

Lounge and balcony area nice place to relax and view the sunset. Wood burners used for heating hot water. The only adverse comment would have to be that the rooms were extremely hot and the floor-standing fans, although new, were too noisy to use. We were the first NZers to visit this place, and would love to come back one day. Highly recommended.

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Mr W & Miss H - London
Arrived on: 10-Apr-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Unique mountain lodge

Lovely room, though hot even with the floor-standing fan. The outside bathroom was great. Fantastic views.

Very nice plunge pool.

Extremely attentive, efficient staff - we particularly enjoyed the sundowners at the top of the hill.

We were lucky enough to see a big group of desert elephants up close. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.

The rock painting trip was quite interesting but a bit rushed, though it was raining at the time. Entertainment again provided by the Italian coach party we met at Kulala.

The drive from the coast to Damaraland via Uis was beautiful. Another group we met had gone up the skeleton coast and the C39, which was apparently spectacular.

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