Etendeka Mountain Camp

Reviews of Etendeka Mountain Camp

Excellent(96%) From 66 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 66 of our travellers who have visited Etendeka Mountain Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr and Mrs C - East Sussex
Arrived on: 17-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Etendeka Mountain Camp is splendid

Another amazing place, this time in the middle of nowhere - it is hard to imagine anywhere much further away from "civilisation". The drive in is an experience in itself - good wild life, great scenery.

Dennis set up his telescope and let all visitors see Saturn, rings, moon and all - small but much more exciting than seeing it on TV.

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Mr R & Mrs E - anniversary and birthday trip
Arrived on: 12-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fantastic wilderness camp at Etendeka

This was a two night stay to permit a bush walk and game drive. Boni and Denis were very friendly and knowledgeable and the landscape fascinating. We saw a lot of game - mountain zebra, giraffes and were very lucky to see a group of desert adapted elephants with young.

We also had an astronomy lesson and looked at the stars through Denis's telescope

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Mr D & Mrs J. from Dudley
Arrived on: 4-Apr-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Etendeka Mountain Camp review

Bonnie the guide was excellent.

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Kathryn
Arrived on: 8-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Exciting Etendeka

The walk and the rides with Boni were absolutely wonderful: he knows about all manner of things. In the evening Dennis joined us for meals and we were able to look at the stars through his telescope.

A wild and beautiful camp - loved the bucket shower!

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Dr M & Mrs S - Namibia in November
Arrived on: 27-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Etendeka

Excellent plus for all categories. We loved it here. Absolutely fascinating.

Dennis and his colleagues were so knowledgable and hospitable. Again, we enjoyed eating with everyone together. Wonderful scenery, wildlife . Wonderful morning walk and evening game drive. We could happily have stayed longer. We loved the way the camp was set up. Food was excellent.

Our favourite place.

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Mr D & Ms T - Ontario
Arrived on: 22-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Etendeka Mountain Camp review

superlative experience.

Dennis and Bonnie were great. atmosphere phantasmagoric since our relatively unimportant (human)role in the complex interplay of Nature was highlighted. tents were comfortable; food was great.

We were fortunate since we all got along so well. Could be different if factor in incompatible personalities. Would definitely return.

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Mr G and Ms W from London
Arrived on: 12-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Our favorite in Namibia

This was our favourite accomodation. And it all came down to Dennis and Bonnie.

How can Dennis, after almost two decades of owning/managing Etendeka, be so gracious, warm and friendly, is beyond me. And Bonnie’s passion for the area, coupled with his extensive knowledge (geology; ecology; wildlife – you name it, he knows about it), made him the best guide we had. He is a real asset to Etendeka.

Visitors to Namibia should stay here for the isolation; beauty and quiet. Spotting wildlife is secondary and frankly almost a distraction from the sheer exquisiteness of the location. Food is excellent, the staff friendly, the rooms comfortable. I challenge anyone to stay in a more interesting and personal lodge.

The only one recommendation I would make to Dennis is that if other guests are 'late' for the pick-up, then the guests that have made the effort to be on-time, should not have to 'pay the price'. Five of us waited for 90 minutes for the last two guests to show up. We were all desperate to get to Etendeka as we had heard such great things about the camp. I can completely understand why Dennis would not want to make two trips. However, he might wish to charge a fee for those guests that don't make the rendezvous on time in order to cover his costs for two trips. It seems unfair for those that made the effort to be punctual that they are 'penalised' rather than the tardy guests.

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Mr & Mrs G from Surrey
Arrived on: 21-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great safaris at Etendeka

Denis was another excellent owner/manager who ate with us and made everyone feel welcome. We had a fireside drink, all on the house, and met the other guests. Fascinating real bucket showers outside our tents, but they worked well, with the water heated by solar panels. Being so high it was really cold at night, even under a duvet and blankets!

Saw a lot of game on the game drives, including rhino - in the distance - and had an excellent bush walk with Bonnie who taught us the difference between the spoor of the different species of game who had crossed our path.

Amazingly good internet connection, though we really were miles from any civilization!

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Mr & Mrs M - Hemel Hempstead
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Genuine wilderness with style at Etendeka

Etendeka is a once in a lifetime experience. The drive into the camp is the first taste of proper 4X4 driving. then when you reach the camp, you realise what true wilderness is.

There are only 10 tents, so the number of guests is very limited. The eating arrangements are in the main tent, where there is a single long table around which a long entertaining dinner makes a perfect end to each day.

The game drive we went on was amazing - after more 4X4 driving, we came to a green valley with a permanent spring. And loads of game, including desert adapted elephants. I can't believe that we spent a whole morning looking at rocks, and Bonnie had us all completely spellbound on the geology of the area - how did he do that!!

The whole thing is brilliantly run by Dennis and Bonnie, the best hosts in the whole of our journey (and the others were all pretty good too)

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Mr C & Mrs V - Namibia fly-in
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Etendeka Mountain Camp review

Dennis was an exceptional host as well as being extremely knowledgeable. We enjoyed the communal meals, although there was no choice of food the meals that were presented were very enjoyable. All the staff and guides were helpful and friendly.

The outside bucket shower was fun. It was surprising how little water you actually need to have a shower!

If you have difficulties walking then some of the walking activities were not easy and so Chris couldn't particiapte in them. The walk led by Dennis was by far the most interesting.

The afternoon activity guides were very good and knowledgeable and the 3 drives that we went on were all different in terms of the animals we saw and the information we were given.

Dennis had difficulty finding confirming the times of our air transfer with Wilderness Air.

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