Etendeka Mountain Camp

Reviews of Etendeka Mountain Camp

Excellent(96%) From 64 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 64 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.
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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Keen walkers from Therfield
Arrived on: 18-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Etendeka Mountain Camp review

We are real outdoors people so this suited us fine but I'm not sure it quite matched its description. For example Etendeka and Erongo Wilderness both describe themselves as wilderness BUT luxury in tents However there is a big difference between the 2 and someone expecting the same might be disappointed in Etendeka.

Bonny the guide was brilliant. The walking and game drives really suited us

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Mr P & Mrs C Leicestershire
Arrived on: 4-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Etendeka Mountain Camp review

Simply the best camp around - forget the luxury camps, this is the one to stay in and spend time at, nowhere gets you closer to nature and you can't beat a few drinks at the end of the day with Dennis and then looking at the night skies.

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Mr and Mrs L - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 15-May-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Etendeka Mountain Camp review

A split opinion on this one. Two of our party would have liked a little more comfort, two of us just absolutely loved the remoteness of this place and the sensitive way the place is run in the surroundings - run by two families we felt very welcome.

It is not an easy place to live, but to share it for a time a priviledge. It will be interesting to see how they develop the reserve whilst maintaining its integrity.

To see the game trully in the wild, not in a reserve was wonderful - thank you to the elephant who wandered by and the zebra who were in their own heaven as the grass was so good - but beware the lions will be back.

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The Larks from Appley Bridge
Arrived on: 26-Apr-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Etendeka Mountain Camp review

An unexpected highlight of the trip. The tents were really comfortable, and the bucket showers were amusing and effective.

The highlights were the morning walk and the evening game drives, all of them with Boni, an exceptional mine of information about geology, the natural environment and local customs, all imparted with enthusiasm and modesty.

Also a superb careful driver, and a great scout - he retraced our steps to find lost sunglasses, which were then posted on to our next destination by our host, Claire. Surely beyond the call of duty !

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Artist from Connecticut
Arrived on: 12-Apr-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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dennnis ,claire and bonny make the place

a bit rougher but lots of style and charm. dennis is the best guide possible. great experience to walk with him
but no choice in the activities... you have to do what they do or else..you stay at home... slight boot camp orders...d id not like that too much...but suited me as i worked a lot

tent beds / cheap linens / no mattress covers...charming bucket shower

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Expert Africa comments

Activites at Etendeka (as at most camps in Namibia) are group excursions. If you want private trips that can be tailor-made to your individual requirements, then we need to know this in advance to see if we can arrange for a private vehicle at an extra cost for you.

M & L from Vancouver, BC
Arrived on: 23-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Etendeka review

As mentioned previously, this was our favourite place, along with Mowani. Such a comfortable camp, yet very environmentally responsible.

The location in the Etendeka mountains was superb. The walks were interesting and we learnt a lot about the geology and the flora. The game drive with Dennis was great - we saw lots of Hartmanns mountain zebras as well as the usual other animals.

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