Etendeka Mountain Camp

Reviews of Etendeka Mountain Camp

Excellent(96%) From 70 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 70 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.
D & S on Honeymoon from London
Arrived on: 28-Feb-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Etendeka Mountain Camp review

The drive in to the camp was one of the most exhilarating moments of our whole trip. We got caught in a flash storm, and were thankful for our guide Bonny's driving skills as he managed to drive us through and up rivers! At one point we passed a group of eight girrafes stood watching us struggle past.

We were the only people staying at the camp and so we got a very special experience - Dennis and Bonny were excellent hosts and we enjoyed great food and hospitality. The camp was more basic than others we stayed at but the location was stunning and Bonny was extremely knowledgable so it was great to get the opportunity to go walking with him and learn about the wildlife and local plants.

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Mr F and party - Portugal
Arrived on: 7-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Afterall Good things come simple and small

We were very fortunate to visit Dennis, Claire and Boni (and the all team behind), at Etendeka Mountain Camp.

Details are not forgotten, like pick up time at the Veterinary fence, so that while you are transfered to the Camp you are on the afternoon drive and enjoying it.

Fabulous activities and meals by the fire. Confortable and simple accomodation. A must.

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Mrs. F and Family - Horsley
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Camping in the middle of nowhere

Our girls loved this camp, even more than the luxurious lodges we had stayed in. The tents felt a bit cramped to us, but it was a real 'safari' experience. The bucket showers worked well, and there was plenty of hot water. Each tent was very private. looking out over the wonderful mountain scenery.

The mountain walk was excellent, with plenty of stops needed for the heat. We were told about plants and rocks and even given a lesson in the local click language. Food was very good, especially as we were so far from a road. More tea and coffee would be good though, as this was only served at breakfast and dinner, with no means of making any ourselves.

We saw 2 leopards during our stay, one sat in the road infront of the Landrover while we were trying to drive back to our car, which had been washed for us while we were away. Also they kindly gave us a large packed lunch as we were driving to Swakopmund afterwards. This was wonderful, as we drove through desert most of the way, with no restaurants en route!

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Mr & Mrs W - Chipstead
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Etendeka Mountain Camp review

Well, Etendeka is Etendeka and it's an experience we wouldn't have missed. Our second visit too.

However, we do feel that the "no frills" philosophy is taken to excess, particularly given the exorbitant cost. Surely, they could rustle up some eggs for breakfast!

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Mr. & Mrs. T from Welling, Kent
Arrived on: 26-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Etendeka Mountain Camp

This camp was abit of a shock - we hadn't realised how rustic it was! Having said that the tents were clean and comfortable.
The atmosphere was good - Dennis and Claire were very hands on.

The morning walk was interesting but we only stayed one night instead of the two we had booked because of the car issues. Claire was very helpful in arranging our additional accomodation in Kamunjab.

Another camp that is a long distance from the road - 1 to 1.5 hours - although the camp do transport you.

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Mr S & Ms J from Cymau, Wales
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Etendeka Mountain Camp review

Etendeka Mountain Camp is what staying in Africa is all about. You get a real sense of being out in the wilderness. Through the flap of your spacious and comfortable tent, you can see game wandering by, and at night you can hear the animals through the canvas. It is a remote camp, even by Namibian standards, and we saw our best night sky ever here - awe inspiring. It's a well run operation, the owners were good hosts, the staff were friendly, the guide excellent and the food fabulous.

We did a fantastic morning bush walk which was a leisurely 4 hour on-foot safari, and an afternoon game drive. Even after 2 weeks in Namibia, we still found the scenery new and spectacular.

We left the camp wishing we'd booked a 3rd night, however, on our drive back to the pick-up point, we were rewarded with a once-in-a-life-time view of a young leopard, who wandered up to our jeep out of curiosity!

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Honeymooners from Aberdeen
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Etendeka Mountain Camp review

Lovely family run camp with good with basic accomodation. The bucket shower was fun to use and even warm!! We saw more game here than anywhere else apart from Etosha.

We hope that the camp does not change too much.

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Mrs. P - Glass
Arrived on: 14-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Etendeka Mountain Camp review

Despite spartan conditions (it was unexpectedly cold). The owner Denis is a thoughtful man , who interestingly described the relationship of ranch to local community and to tourism in general .

Had a wonderful Indian head massange from his wife Clare. Pick up drive was part of the attraction, number of game seen.

Opportunity to go on guided walk particularly appreciated

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Crowned plovers from Suffolk
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Etendeka Mountain Camp review

Very interesting camp - I was afraid that we might have been jaded by all the good food, facilities and service by this stage of the trip but this was not the case. This was so different from everything we had experienced thus far that we were not in any way disappointed.

Dennis was extremely informative as was our guide Boni who was very competent. Clare was a very attentive hostess and generously supplied a lunch box when we left.

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The Waterbuck family from Salisbury
Arrived on: 17-Jul-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Fabulous experience - unforgettable

We loved Etendeka (all 4 of us, including our children aged 11 and 10 who really didn't want to leave). It is a fantastic place in a fantastic part of the country. The simple comfort of the tents, the excellence and homeliness of the food, the outstanding quality of the guiding by Bonny and Dennis. There is nothing else to add - it is one of the most memorable places we have stayed anywhere in Africa.

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