Mowani Mountain Camp

Reviews of Mowani Mountain Camp

Excellent(93%) From 84 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 84 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.
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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Mrs B & Friends, Switzerland
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mowani Mountain Camp review

In our room allocation, the junior suite was inferior to the double room -
(1) the shower and wc were only outside . With the cold weather, we couldn't take a morning shower.
(2) the junior suite did not have a terrace with a view at all compared with the double room which had a nice terrace with a good view
(3) The food was disappointing
We expected much more from this Camp

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Ms. V family trip - Namibia holiday
Arrived on: 30-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Fabulously stylish place with stunning views.

Another amazing destination. We were glad we'd paid the extra to stay in such a remarkably designed place - where everything looked exquisite. The attention to detail was on another level - better than we've experienced in designer hotels in Los Angeles or New York!!

Fabulous scenery and a truly memorable trip to find the desert elephants - another highlight of our stay.

Our guide Athanassius was brilliant - charming, funny and very knowledgeable.

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Mr C & Mrs S - Namibia in July
Arrived on: 19-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Unbeatable location

Wonderful and clever location amongst the huge boulders, with great views. Game drive was outstanding and well worth an early start (5.30 am). The wild desert elephants, especially babies are a feature.

Suggest they ditch attempts at city centre style nouvelle cuisine !

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Mr & Mrs D - Chester
Arrived on: 1-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mowani Mountain Camp review

We particularly enjoyed the trip to track the Desert Elephants, the guide was knowledgeable , it was unhurried and gave us plenty of time to watch the elephants.

We felt that the camp lacked positive management which reflected on the service in the dining room. When taking the bags to the room one of our bags was damaged due to lack of care.

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Ms B & Ms M - Washington DC
Arrived on: 30-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Mowani Mountain Camp

The accommodations at Mowani Mountain Camp are simply stunning. We stayed in numerous beautiful places during our time in Namibia, but Mowani was in a league of its own. There are few places in the world more beautiful for a sundowner.

We also enjoyed a fun excursion tracking rare desert adapted elephants, which ended with us watching a herd feast near a dry riverbed.

That said, service in the restaurant was a bit lacking (we waited 20 minutes at dinner before being given the menu, and when, at their instruction, we showed up at 6 am for a pre-excursion breakfast, no food was out).


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Mr & Mrs J from Coventry
Arrived on: 18-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Superb location and accommodation

The iced home-made lemonade on arrival was much appreciated after the long drive from Cape Cross, but the welcome was a bit on the cool side too. The location and accommodation was, however, superb. Our secluded thatched chalet sat snugly between the granite boulders, with roll-up canvas walls giving views over the surrounding bush. Inside, the chalet was the most spacious we encountered, with lots of storage space, double washbasins, and inside shower and toilet.

Walking from the chalet to the communal areas there are countless birds, basking lizards, scampering dassies, and, at night, the odd small snake. The sundowner spot, with drinks and snacks on hand, is spectacular, both at sunset and sunrise. Food is of a high standard, but when the camp is full the service from the kitchen can be somewhat slow.

On the day we arrived the guides had not managed to find any desert elephants, which had left the nearby river bed to go up into the mountains. But next day, our guide Athan was determined to find them, which he did with skill, persistence, and much checking of the age of the dung we encountered on the way. It made the early chilly start and long drive worthwhile.

Mowani also offers guided tours to the Twyfelfontein rock engravings, to the organ pipes, and to the Damaraland Living Museum, but these are all very close and we chose to visit them in our own vehicle, particularly since you have have a guide when you get there anyway.

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