Reviews of Mowani Mountain Camp
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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.
Mowani Mountain Camp
Beautiful view from our tent. The tent with a view.Read more about the whole safari
Watch out for football mad waiters!!
We received a very warm welcome at Mowani, after a rather tiresome trip - the road from Khoriaxas was probably the worst of the holiday. The camp was well camoflagued amongst the boulders but very tastefully decorated and with a lovely views, we got an upgrade to the excellent luxury villa which was great.
Some how we got onto the subject of football with our waiter Hennie, who kept us abreast of the latest football news via the satelitte TV in the staff accommodation and we had some good hearted banter with him and his fellow waiters about the merits of various teams and players, at the same time as they provided us with excellent food and service.
The viewpoint for the sunset was great with the bar and nibbles, it was also a lovely location for watching the stars.
We had a good trip tracking the desert elephants, which also gave us the opportunity to see more of the Damaraland landscapes with the wonderful pink mountains - elephant tracks and poo were everywhere but we finally found a large group of females and youngsters, including a 4 week old baby, at the waterhole, having first found a lone male having a sun bathe, we watched and followed the group for ages which was great. Frederick was an excellent driver and knowledgable guide who made the trip very enjoyable.
It would have been nice to stay longer - but we went on our way with a packed lunch which again contained excellent food and even included a minature bottle of vodka - we resisted drinking it - you need to be in control on Nambian roads !! and have kept it as a momento of Mowani Camp.
The trip and road to Swakomund was much better and less daunting than we had anticipated and we were able to visit the Cape Cross seals and enjoy our packed lunch whilst watching their antics.
Tented accomodation excellent and food/wine outstanding
The desert adapted elephant tour was taken by excellent and knowledgable guides and well worth the money.
Views and sunsets to die for! We stayed there for two nights and felt that was ideal.
High quality camp in superb setting
Luxurious place to stay - even in a "standard" room. Wish we could have afforded the honeymoon suite!!
The setting is absolutely fantastic; each tent is gives a sense of being quite secluded nestled in it's own space in between the rocks. There is a wonderful view from the lookout point which should not be missed.
My wife was unfortunately unwell when we arrived, but the waiters (Matthew and one other at least, whose name(s) we can't remember) were lovely and looked after her in a really kind way - we can't thank them enough.
The elephant watching trip was successful and highly enjoyable with two good sized groups of elephants seen.