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 & Mrs W - London
Arrived on: 11-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mowani Mountain Camp review

This Camp is in a great location but we experienced issues on this camp.

Firstly the drains stank at our tent (no 2). The waiting staff are very willing but generally clueless and need more training. Hoever the most disappointing bit was the Game Drive. Activity 1 to Twyfelfontein was very interesting. Activity 2 - the game drive was a disaster - the guide pontificated in the early part of the drive only to find he had lost focus and could not find the elephants - who were tracked by his colleague but he did not listen to the whereabouts accurately and we spent ages flying up and down the river bed like lunatics in search of the elelphants - which we eventually found great but at the expense of being able to enjoy the drive. Then as we were so late we rode back to camp at 60kms and you can imagine how little one can see or appreciate at this speed.

We did give our feedback to the Camp on leaving!

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Miss. H & Mr. R - London
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mowani Mountain Camp review

After Wolwedans this was our favourite lodge of the trip.

Loved the dancing and singing at dinner - our waiter Epson was lovely.

Didn't take any activities, but on meeting the guide Stuart would imagine they were very good.

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Mrs & Mr R - Hampshire
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Mowani Mountain Camp review

We stayed in Mowani luxury bungalow and loved every minute of our experience here, including the snake and ghekos in our room - it really was luxury including hot water bottles in our beds every night (although it was quite warm), and service that was truly out of this world - the staff were so humble and couldn't do enough for you. The rock and bar for sundowners was so memorable and the staff served drinks and wonderful canapes.

We went on the desert elephant trekiking trip and eventually found elephants - great experience.

When we came to leave we had moved our car to the entrance and while we were paying our bill another member of staff took it on himself to wash our hire car - real service and he didn't expect any more money (but we gave him something towards his own car fund) I can't speak to highly of Mowani.

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Miss. TT - London
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mowani Mountain Camp review

Fantastic! The camp was extremely stylish with the most spectacular views. Staff were brilliant and the food was the best we had all trip.

Tents were beautiful but could perhaps have done with little a bit of a deeper clean.

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Ms W & Ms B - Alaska
Arrived on: 5-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mowani Mountain Camp review

What first struck us about Mowani is how the facility was built so that it blends into the environment, complementing the beauty of the landscape that surrounds it.

The highlight of our stay was most certainly the desert adapted elephant tour. Our guide Stuart, while relatively new to being a guide, did a nice job locating the elephants and providing us plenty of viewing time. He also made it a point to share information with us about plants, etc...

We also participated in the Twyfelfontein tour that included stops at the Organ Pipes and Burnt Mountain. While these are easily accessible by your own vehicle we recommend the tour if you want a little more information and don't care to make the drive on your own. On the camp grounds there was a nice self-guided trail, it was well marked and had an information sheet with points of interested to stop and look at along the way. It took approximately one hour and was a nice activity after our morning game drive.

While Mowani was one of the larger camps we stayed at and it was full when we were there, we felt like we were well taken care of and looked after. Being vegetarian they had prepared sundowner snacks especially for us, which were wonderful. In addition, they fixed a slow leak on one of our tires.

Mowani hands down had the best "sundowner" viewpoint of any place we stayed. To add to our viewing pleasure great snacks and comfortable seating was provided.

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Mrs & Dr S - Essex
Arrived on: 19-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Mowani Mountain Camp review

Three nights at Mowani Mountain Camp was ideal. The silence was palpable, and made us realise how rarely places are truly silent. We were so relaxed by the end we almost didn't want to face the next set of gravel roads to Etosha (although we're delighted we did). The settings of the view-tents are spectacular and we spent a lot of time just watching the panorama change with the light, reading and snoozing. They offer trips to the desert-adapted elephant but having read a lot about them we skipped this in favour of chilling out; we did take their trip to the rock art and despite our guide's slightly careless attitude (the only one we found in Namibia who wasn't 100%) we found it a fascinating place. The tents are fine, not huge and getting wet in the shower takes some determination, but they give one a sense of being part of the awe-inspiring scenery. The general service was friendly and helpful and the small water hole by the lounge a constant source of beautiful birds. The highlight of each day for us was drinks on the viewpoint at sunset - worth the trip to Namibia alone....

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Mr & Mrs S - Tunbridge Wells
Arrived on: 22-May-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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'Out of Africa' views

Set in an area with unusual smooth-edged red rocks camp is in a high point with stunning views across the rocky plains below and into the distance - fully taken advantage of each evening with their sundowner activity with on-the-spot service, bar and small eats . The buildings and high class tented accommodation are brilliant in character.

The abundant hyraxes around the rocky camp pathways were amusing. After a good search we found and spent some time with a troupe of desert-adapted elephants. Despite its attraction two nights is enough as having done the elephant trip and taken in the amazing scenery there's not a great deal else to do. Safari walk from the camp interesting but not as dramatic as one imagined these things to be.

Morning drive - With the drive needing to be stretched out to fill its allotted time I had the slight suspicion that we could have found the elephants rather more quickly than we did. With plenty of trees around the area was not particularly desert-like but the elephant herd, about a dozen, was worth tracking down and included Oscar, a young male which has given trouble in the past though we were not told what actually happened. We spent a pleasant half hour with them whilst they browsed on a few clumps of the trees. Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining.

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Ms S & Mr L - Lancashire
Arrived on: 22-May-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mowani Mountain Camp review

stunning view from our tent - no need to go anywhere with a view like that!

We took the early morning trip to find the desert adapted elephants & were lucky enough to find them. Our guide was excellent & was a good story teller.

The food, as usual in most of the lodges, was very good & the staff very attentive.

well worth a return visit

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Mr A & Ms G - Ireland, honeymoon
Arrived on: 13-May-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mowani Mountain Camp review

We returned from Desert Rhino to 2 nights in Mowani. We had one night in the luxury room and then one night in the suite. the Luxury room was beautiful with your own private deck. we had dinner on the deck which was lovely. We asked that Eugene be our waiter again.

Food was excellent.

The next day we were moving to the Suite so we went out on an activity to see the desert Elephants. our guide was Frederik and we had 9 people in the jeep. of all the places that we had been so far we had a max of 4 in a jeep. We felt that this was ridiculous and felt that it was more like a disney park rather than a Namibian activity to search for the Desert Elephants. Frederik's driving was not great and was far too quick in the conditions, causing many of us to be swinging out of the side of the jeep.

We saw plenty of elephants but the first lot that we saw the guide didn't just sit still to see them and for us to enjoy them, he would move the jeep every few minutes. We felt that this was more disruptive to them and we were not able to just sit and admire them. We then went off and his off road driving was not the best and as a result of this we got stuck in the sand. this was a combination of having too many in the jeep and his driving.

We had to radio for help from the lodge. we were lucky that another camp came and helped us out. It involved us all getting out of the jeep and getting into the other jeep as the elephants were walking straight down the river bed where we were stuck. This was in actual fact the highlight of the trip. It was a little touchy for a while as there were lots of baby elephants and matriarchs, but the experience and the heart beating fast was an amazing experience. If we had not gotten stuck in the sand it would have been a very disappointing acitvity,

We then returned to the lodge and went to the suite. It was such a stunning room, outdoor shower and bath and 2 outdoor decks. lounge, bedroom, and bathroom. we again had dinner in the room on the deck. THis was a real luxury and was a real treat.

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Honeymooners from Surrey
Arrived on: 12-May-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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What a location!!

Watching the sunset with a gin and tonic at the view point was a real highlight.

The staff made a real effort to make our honeymoon special with a surprise private dinner under the stars and a private breakfast at the viewpoint - lovely.

The excursion to see the desert elephants was fabulous, we didn't expect to get so close to them.

It's a really little thing but it felt like the staff have been told to say "I hope you enjoy it" after everything - it got a bit repeatative.

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