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.
The Doormice - Norfolk
Arrived on: 24-Feb-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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wonderful location

amazing location and tents with a fantastic view.

we didn't do the elephant excursion as we were ill but I gather they rarely see them in the wet season anyway
the food we had was delicious and the staff attentive

the only negative was that having brought us soup to our balcony for lunch one day they still had not cleared away the dirty dishes by the time we checked out the next morning

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Ms. F - War
Arrived on: 12-Dec-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mowani Mountain Camp review

We stayed at a veiw tent overlooking with 180 degree of the vast horizon; spectacular. The tent was well equiped and in good condition. The service was friendly and attentive. The food excellent.

Mowani put a lot of attention to the detail - sundowner drinks on the rocks overlooking the vast countryside, a log fire to relax after dinner and chat to the other guess before bed. On our last morning they laid a private table at the viewpoint on the rocks for our breakfast, a wonderful surprise. We felt really pampered.

We took the trip to see the desert elephants which was a long and dusty ride of over 5 hours but our guide was tenacious and found two seperarte herds, to our delight and satisfaction.

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Miss F & Mr H from York
Arrived on: 14-Nov-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mowani Mountain Camp review

The guide was exceptional (Reinhold) went out of his way to ensure we saw the Desert Elephants.

The Suite is something special!!

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Mr F & Mrs V - Kent
Arrived on: 12-Nov-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hot days at Mowani

Another excellent stay in Damaraland. Set among the rocks the tented accomodation fulfilled expectations (though some zips could do with some replacing}. and the otdoor shower and bath were appreciated.

The open style lounge and dining room overlooking the desert/scrub were comfortable as you would expect and on our first day the misting machine was appreciated. However the nest day it was exceptionally hot but too windy so the luxury of the mister was absent Meals were in general very good and staff attentive.

It is worth pointing out that in the heat on day two nobody moved about much so no trips were taken - something to bear in mind in the summer months.!

Also the tents retain the heat so for comfort maybe freestanding fans should be introduced.

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Mrs. E - Broom
Arrived on: 10-Nov-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Beautiful setting

Mowani was in a beautiful setting. The rooms and communal areas were exceptional. A highlight was the sundowner.

One night was the right length of time here as we felt there wasn't a huge amount to do although it was very nice relaxing by the pool.

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Miss. Alma Square
Arrived on: 9-Nov-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mowani Mountain Camp review

This was a great location and the only disappointment and suprise was the size of the extra's bill. We had not known and were not told that water was not free and that every bottle requested would be charged for - something the other camps did not do and a bit cheeky we thought given the heat and that we were staying on a full board basis.

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M & L from Vancouver, BC
Arrived on: 21-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mowani Mountain Camp review

Along with Etendeka, this was our favourite lodge. Just a really beautiful setting. We were lucky enough to have been given the honeymoon tent with its lovely outdoor bathroom set amid the rocks!!

There was a problem with our booking as they only had us booked for one night. However the manager (Vincent?) handled it well and was able to tell us later that a cancellation meant that we could stay in the same tent for the second night. Although it didn't end up as a problem for us, Expert Africa might want to look into why the booking was incorrect to avoid future problems.

The serving staff were exceptionally nice people - obviously well trained, but happy to talk about themselves. We enjoyed finding out about their families, their lives and their plans.

The guide (Frederick) for the game drive for very good - friendly and informative.

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Expert Africa comments

Expert Africa have looked into the reason behind the booking only being made for one night and not two with our ground handlers in Namibia. Steps have been taken to improve the current system in order to avoid any similar occurances in the future. We are grateful that Mowani were able to help our guests in this instance and ensured their stay was an enjoyable one.

Mr. P - Penny
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Magical Mowani

Not just by contrast with Kulala, Mowani was an experience of considerable style and elegance. Much of the excellence of this visit derived from the careful and courteous leadership of Vincent, general manager. Accommodation, cuisine, service all perfect; one regret that given the quality of the cooking, neither of us were sufficiently recovered to take advantage of what was on offer - and paid for in advance. Staffing was first class - not only friendly but everyone know what to do, when and how. The search for the desert elephants managed with huge expertise - wonderful! A great stay; if Mowani can do it ...

One minor concern; the house rule, a sensible one, was that tipping was centralised; guests' material appreciation of good service would be distributed equally throughout the whole staff; we very much approved since it was a whole effort and not one restricted to high profile employees. The young man assigned to us as 'our' waiter quite clearly disapproved, asking directly for his reward; when I explained my understanding of the principle of the communal tip his reponse was that 'everyone' would then have a share of my generosity. Exactly so. Persist with that, Vincent, we say; it's a principle that informs the much wider organisation and philosophy of Mowani - and it shows.

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Mr H - Bucks
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Luxury on the rocks at Mowani

Loved the luxury tented accommodation here. Service was very good. have to be prepared to walk through uneven paths to get to tents.

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Mr DS - Surrey
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great camp

This lodge was absolutely great, everything you could expect, the best we stayed at! Just looking over the balcony of our 'tent' at the valley and the mountains, and feeling that we were the only ones there.

The 'sundowner' with drinks and nibbles, watching the sun go down, sharing the view with a small group of Hyraxes - that was great. Service was very, very good, bird-life was fantastic, particularly around the restaurant.

We found our trip in search of the desert-adapted elephants rather too long and a bit disappointing - we found them in the end, back at the water-tank in the village, more or less where we started. And we found that three stops for food, drinks and 'comfort' during the course of the morning were rather unnecessary. But our guide tried very hard - he was determined that we were going to see these elephants! And they were, of course, well worth seeing.

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