Mowani Mountain Camp

Reviews of Mowani Mountain Camp

Excellent(93%) From 80 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 80 of our travellers who have visited Mowani Mountain Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Devin & Willow from California
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mowani Mountain Camp review

The Mowani is just amazing. The cabins are beautiful, private, and peaceful; with stunning views. The food was first class and the "sundowner" evenings (drinks, appetizers, and chairs on a gigantic granite boulder) watching the sunsets was too much fun.

Our guide (Atan) was friendly and knowledgeable and we really enjoyed the excursions to observe desert elephants and see the petroglyphs.

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Mr K & Mrs N - kayaking in Namibia
Arrived on: 16-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mowani Mountain Camp review

Stunning location amongst the granite boulders of Damaraland. First class service from start to finish - rooms are great, the pool is wonderful, the food very impressive. Don't miss the bar on top of the boulders for sunset or the morning nature game drive (we were lucky enough to see three herds of the desert elephants on our one morning drive).

The birds around the camp are also amazing - we found it hard to pull ourselves away from the birds at the bird pool. Staff great, wonderful place.

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Mr & Mrs G from London
Arrived on: 18-May-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Outstanding Lodge

This is a really outstanding lodge in a very attractive location.

Wonderful sun-downer with a great view, excellent service and food.

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Mr A & Ms J - Hampshire
Arrived on: 29-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great location. Poor service and food.

Wonderful location. But regrettably let down by poor staff and average food. Clearly no manager in charge. Room safe was missing. Other guests complained of no hot water and sewage smells.

Excellent day out with guide tracking elephants.

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Mr J & Mrs C - Namibia Sep
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Stunning setting & magical elephants

This really was an incredible place to stay and we wished we could have been there 2 nights rather than 1 but availability just didn't allow it. The location is nothing short of spectacular and the rooms laid out amongst the boulders are equally impressive. The sundowner spot was also incredible.

However, none of this could compete with the trip to see the desert elephants. It was truly magical, so many elephants and a five week old baby as well. They were completely relaxed with us being there and we followed them for a considerable distance, watching them feed and seeing the baby pick a fight with his elder brother. We were surprised about the relatively small cost charged by Mowani for this trip - we would have paid more!

The one small point we'd make is that the staff were a little stiff at this camp - possibly because this is a high-end camp and it would be nice if they relaxed a little.

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Mr. & Mrs. B - Hampshire
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Pure luxury at Mowani

Disabled persons review: There are a few steps to access the dining room which might have been awkward but the staff were more than happy to lend a hand. The path up the hill for sundowner was well paved with the odd step.

Despite being more expensive and luxurious than other lodges we stayed in, it remained relaxing and very friendly.
Loved the outside shower next to our room (actually a large luxury tent) and we left the curtains open at night so we could wake to the fantastic view. The room, patio and of course the outside shower were completely private.

Great sundowner a few yards away on the top of a hill giving lovely views and photographic opportunities.

I can't praise this place enough - worth the money - and we are definitely going back.

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Mr and Mrs B - Epsom
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mowani Mountain Camp review

A great location--hidden amongst the rocks.
We enjoyed the trip to Twyfelfontein, which was well led. The game drive to see elephants was excellent

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Mr & Mrs J - Munich
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mowani Mountain Camp review

Sundowner location was excellent, with good drinks service! Charles was our waiter for the final two days, and helped make our stay very enjoyable.

Elephant trip was fantastic. Organ pipes / rock paintings trip is better to do by yourself.

Beautiful place! We loved our stay. Three nights were perfect. We would certainly go back!

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Mr & Mrs M - Hereford
Arrived on: 3-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Mowani Mountain Camp review

Wonderful situation and ambiance. Service in the restaurant was a little patchy. Excursions were very interesting and finding the Elephants a highlight. Excellent dramatic scenery. We spent 3 nights here - 2 would have been enough.

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Ms T & Mr C - San Francisco
Arrived on: 13-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Mowani Mountain Camp review

The lodge is located in a beautiful setting and the each tent was private.

The rooms are tastefully decorated with comfortable bed and clean bathrooms. The sunset area, pool area and dining area are inviting. Services were good. The only big drawback was the plumbing. When we flush the toilet, there was the sewerage back up/leaking stink in the room and around the tent, lasting for 20-30 minutes!

We were wondering if we were placed in a particularly "undesirable room" because we just stayed for one night. From behind a pile of rocks in Sossus Dune lodge to Sewerage leaking in Mowani lodge.

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