Camp Kipwe

Reviews of Camp Kipwe

Excellent(95%) From 81 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 81 of our travellers who have visited Camp Kipwe, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr I P - February in Namibia
Arrived on: 16-Apr-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Camp Kipwe review

Camp Kipwe is very relaxing venue with a lovely small pool set amongst the rocks. Our room was like a large round hobbit home with a brilliant outside shower and bathroom.

The staff were all superb and we thoroughly enjoyed quality of the food in a super elevated dining room. The bar area and lounge area had a variety of very comfy chairs to while away a few hours. This was one of the best venues for sundowners on our trip and it is definitely worthwhile walking to the top (5 mins) where you will be greeted by the most amazing views.....as well as a bar and staff serving canapés.

The only thing that we feel detracts from this venue is the occasional smell of burnt wood from the wood burners that heat the water for each of the rooms.

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Mr D. from Farnham
Arrived on: 9-Jan-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A great stay in the great outdoors.

Everything is geared towards ensuring you have a great stay and nothing is too much for the extremely friendly and helpful staff. The the rooms are perfectly situated but can leave you feeling that you are in pizza oven, even though they have air-con. Nevertheless, the game drive we went on (with the local guide, Willy) was one of the best we have ever experienced!

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chrisbrianevans@btinternet.com
Arrived on: 25-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Wonderful environment and cam

The camp was exquisite, the situation amazing and the staff so friendly and interested. Rooms delightful and we all loved our semi outdoor bathrooms. Public areas were beautiful and comfortable , the sundowner spot amazing and the pool for afternoon siestas really special.

The food was fantastic and service impeccable.

We all really loved our time here and could have stayed longer just to enjoy the beauty of it.

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Mr & Mrs B.from Herts
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great sunsets from the hilltop viewpoint

The accommodation in huts with outside bathroom facilities need to be experienced along with the views and sunsets from the camp.

Great guide for the visits to see the Desert Elephants and Petroglyphs. The visit to the elephants was particularly memorable and during this we had an opportunity to see the magnificent landscape of Damaraland finishing up with a drive up a dried up riverbed where we saw this magnificent Kudu bull.

Just a quick point the C35 was particularly rough, not just because of our problem on that road, the guide at Kipwe commented on it as well.

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J & K London
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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We loved Camp Kipwe

What a fantastic lodge, cleverly built into the rocks. We were upgraded to the only suite for the one night we were there, which was a wonderful treat. Elevated accommodation with a vast bedroom and lounge area, outside bath with a private view and large decking area. We were hot and tired after a long drive and decided to postpone sightseeing to make the most of it (plus the all inclusive bar) .

The food was delicious, as we found throughout our visit to Namibia. The only thing we would have liked in hindsight was a mosquito net. The mosquitos were a bit pesky despite the insect repellant and 'Doom' spray, and I got quite badly bitten. That aside we would have loved to have stayed longer.

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Muz from Colchester
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Camp Kipwe is our favourite place in Namibia

a dream location, outstanding food, we want to return as soon as possible

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Mr. & Mrs. B - Hampshire
Arrived on: 16-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Camp Kipwe review

Fantastic lodge amongst photogenic boulders. Room spacious, very helpful and friendly staff

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Mr & Mrs H - Cambridge
Arrived on: 23-May-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Camp Kipwe review

Beautiful location and could be great but significant issues with management, staff and service.

I would not recommend visiting until issues are sorted.

I have contacted Expert Africa about the issues.

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Expert Africa comments

These travellers contacted us separately regarding the issues they encountered at Camp Kipwe. These included drainage issues caused by a faulty water pump, staff trying to elicit extra tips, a staff member requesting the guests transport something personal to someone in Swakopmund for them, and a mix up over the drinks bill. The feedback was passed onto Camp Kipwe who swiftly responded with an apology and details of how each issue had been investigated, dealt with and rectified to ensure there is no reoccurrence for future guests.

Mr & Mrs J. from London
Arrived on: 10-May-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great camp in the rocks

We especially enjoyed the sundowner.

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Mr & Miss S from Huntingdon
Arrived on: 22-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent

Really nice place with excellent views. Good food although service a little formal at times. Noticeable, compared to other lodges, that no women work here. Air con was needed at night and ours was quite noisy.

Room cleaning was a little basic we thought and the camp would benefit from there being more of a 'host' manager. However it is a great place that we thoroughly enjoyed.

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