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 A & Ms G - Ireland, honeymoon
Arrived on: 10-May-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Mowani Mountain Camp review

for our first night's stay in Mowani we had a tented room, which was wonderful. Sun downer spot at Mowani is very special and a great place to see some amazing sunsets with a G&T or two.

Staff were very friendly and professional. we had a great waiter called Eugene who looked after us very well.

As we were on honeymoon we had our dinner by the fire pit which was really romantic. the food was excellent with a very good selection of South African wine! Rooms were very comfortable and we had champagne and a fruit basket in our room!

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Mr & Mrs. O from Jersey
Arrived on: 28-Apr-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mowani Mountain Camp review

Stunningly beautiful accommodation with views to die for.

Sun downer drinks from their viewpoint were unbelievable.

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Mr. H & Ms. W - London
Arrived on: 11-Apr-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Relaxing mountain camp with great views

We stayed at Mowani for 2 nights as the second stop of our holiday and had booked tent 9, the honeymoon tent. Although not strictly a view tent, I think most of the tents have great vistas over the boulder landscape that surrounds Mowani and #9 definitely did. We had an outside bathroom which was great and definitely different, but this also means you have to be comfortable with the insect life that comes with an outdoor space.

The tents themselves were perhaps the most basic accommodation of our trip, but the bed was very comfortable and not too hot either when the side "windows" were left open. The tents could perhaps do with a little fridge to keep water/drinks cold and also insects would tent to make their way into the tent as they can never be 100% sealed off, so it is good to be aware of this.

We had a great waiter, Eugene, who would serve us breakfast, lunch and dinner and he was a very affable character and we enjoyed the banter we would have with him at meal times. He was both efficient and friendly, and we received great service from him. The food at Mowani was good and portions large, but somethings such as pastries, break etc. were not as good as in some of the other lodges. The sundowners on a big rock provided great views, but when there are a lot of people at the camp it can become quite busy and private sun-downers may also be an option. We felt that there was at times some underlying tension between the camp management and staff as well, which did not always make the sun-downers the most relaxing experience.

In terms of activities, Mowani focused on the rock painting excurions and desert-elephant tracking. We went on the elephant-tracking excursion one morning, but did not find them despite our guide's best efforts. Interestingly, a couple we met later on our travels had stayed at Damaraland Camp at the same time and had sighted three herds of elephants so maybe that may be a more reliable lodge to go in April as the elephants will often travel around depending on where they think they can find water.

The scenery around Mowani is amazing and the plentiful rains in Namibia in 2009 meant that the ground was covered in knee/waist-high grass which made the surroundings very picturesque and interesting to photograph. Overall, Mowani was an enjoyable place to stay and experience something different, though if visiting Damaraland again, we may be tempted to try another lodge (e.g. Damaraland Camp or Doro Nawas) to experience something different as well.

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D & S on Honeymoon from London
Arrived on: 26-Feb-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mowani Mountain Camp review

What a simply stunning place! Our view tent here was our favourite room of our whole trip, the view over the surrounding landscape was incredible.

The food was excellent, and service in general was of a very high standard. Sun-downer drinks from the viewpoint, complete with a bar and nibbles was really special. We were on our honeymoon and they went to amazing extra lengths to make it feel special for us - a table for two by the camp fire under the stars for dinner one night, followed by breakfast for two on top of the viewpoint the next morning.

Vincent the manager even helped us change our flat tyre! Unfortunately due to the rains there was very little wildlife, but it was an amazing place just to sit and enjoy the sun and scenery.

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Mrs. B and friend from Bodmin
Arrived on: 6-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mowani Mountain Camp review

Mowani is yet another five star camp. The staff were wonderfully friendly and their smiles will be with us for months to come.

It is a fun place to stay with every comfort, and finding the desert elephants and spending time with them was very special.

We have lots of photos of the singing, the sunsets, the staff and warm memories of out stay.

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Mr. & Mrs. T from Welling, Kent
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Fantastic Mowani Mountain Camp

What a contrast to the Burning Shore!

Vincent (the manager) and his team were excellent. Particularly in view of what happened on our way to the camp (see comments under Europcar). As we were late for the afternoon activity Vincent took us out personally. He also handled the arrival of the replacement car (at midnight) so that we weren't disturbed.

All this and a stunning location as well. Can't recommend this camp too highly! Only wished we had booked for a longer stay.

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Ms D & Mr C from Stockport
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mowani Mountain Camp review

Now why were we sent to Kulala when MOwani came along - what a contrast!
Lovely lovely staff
Very welcoming
Good Food
Strange that you had to pay for Sundowners! Makes it look stingy! Just include it in the price if you are FBA and get on with it!
Great place!
Mowani is how it is meant to be!

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Mr & Mrs L from Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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elephant safari was great

Though each of the staff was friendly, we felt that this had a more formal atmosphere. (slightly colonial?)

The guide for our morning trip was excellent.

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Honeymooners from Aberdeen
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mowani Mountain Camp review

Luxurious, very spectacular location. The sundowner spot was amazing, it was good to settle down with a drink and watch the sun go down over the mountains and granite boulders.

The staff were very attentive, making a real effort to accomodate my dietry requirements. We had the same waiter for the duration of the stay making the service feel very personnal. As it was our honeymoon they organised a romantic dinner by the fire and breakfast at the sundowner spot.

This was the best lodge we stayed in durng our trip.

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Ms M & Mr G from Surrey
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mowani Mountain Camp review

It is the best place we ever stayed during our Namibian trip. Felt that we are in the 'out of africa'. The view is stunning.

We wish that we could have stayed there forever because the view is definitely one of the highlights! So peaceful there!

The service was outstanding.

Enjoyed the Elephant drive trip. Saw a baby elephant, only 3 days old - another highlight of our trip!

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