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Camp Kipwe
Camp Kipwe
Camp Kipwe
Camp Kipwe
Camp Kipwe
Camp Kipwe
Camp Kipwe
Camp Kipwe

Reviews of Camp Kipwe

Wildlife sightings and reviews

103 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Camp Kipwe and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Jun-2018, 14 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Camp Kipwe.
Lion

0% success

Leopard

0% success

Cheetah

0% success

Elephant

71% success

Oryx

67% success

Giraffe

36% success

Zebra

33% success

Wildebeest

10% success

Black Rhino

0% success

Brown Hyena

0% success

Spotted Hyena

0% success

Showing 11-20 of 103
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Arrival date
Four poms
Somerset

"Camp Kipwe review"

2 nights Arrived 11 Feb 2019
"Wonderful location and imaginative architecture amongst the rocks.

Staff willing and friendly but require further training. Food quality a bit erratic.

We declined the trip to see the desert elephants on the basis they had moved 70k away and it would have meant may hours in the viewing vehicle.

Morning drive to model tribal village interesting with good curios. Afternoon trip to bushman paintings interesting but let down by amateurish guide." See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Activities:
Average
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr R & Mrs S
Southsea

"Excellent Lodge..after a Tough/Hard Drive"

2 nights Arrived 21 Jan 2019
"Camp Kipwe is not a place for the faint hearted to travel to. Really isolated after a good 3 hours of hard dirt-track driving but the isolation, quietness and amazing scenery made it worthwhile.

We were greeted by the Manager, Sarah, but she was pretty invisible apart from that. That said, here staff were all very helpful, charming and attentive. The ‘Viewpoint’ climb for sundowners was worth it with amazing views. Great selection of Virgin & Alcoholic Cocktails at the top plus a nice complimentary offering of canopies awaited guests on arrival. The evening dinner was excellent and on our 2nd / final night we were treated to dinner with 2 other couples / guests to dinner by candlelight by the Boma Fire...a unique and pleasurable experience where the food, staff and service were all excellent.

For those requiring ‘wifi’, there wasn’t any and unconvincing excuses were given as to why not...the bottom line in my opinion is that the management / owner didn’t appear to want to pay for the technical solution which is available these days.one other guest commented that like water & electricity, in this day and age WiFi is essential and assumed to be provided. While the Expert Africa information pack referenced this to be the case, we couldn’t find reference on the Camp Kipwe website that WiFi wasn’t available (mis-selling??!!).

Come on Management....it is 2019!!!

Also, insufficient umbrellas by the pool...just 2 for 5 sets of sun-beds." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs D
E Sussex

"Spectacular setting"

2 nights Arrived 21 Jan 2019
"Camp Kipwe provides a stunning setting among the granite boulders of a kopje with far reaching views, particularly from the sundowner bar above the Camp.

The rooms, however, in need of an upgrade - the air conditioning inadequate for the heat of the day; an overhead fan would help; as would a small fridge; and the outside bathroom a bit too rustic.

Surprisingly, given the remoteness of the location, we saw no wildlife at all during our stay, other than birds visiting the small pond beside the main building.

The provision of only two shade umbrellas next to the small rock pool needs addressing." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Average
Mrs & Mr H
California

"Awesome!"

2 nights Arrived 18 Nov 2018
"WE loved it! Everyone was so helpful, welcoming, full of smiles. The room was delicious and I personally loved the outdoor bathroom.

They badgered Bidvest to hurry with the flat tire (which was very fast) and continued to follow up and make sure everything was taken care of." See all these reviews: 7n in Namibia; 4n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Oryx

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Mr A & Mrs K
Wilts

"Fantastic drive to see the desert elephants"

2 nights Arrived 1 Oct 2018
"Comfortable chalet with a unique construction incorporating the rocks and boulders just as they lay. Our first experience of an outside shower and toilet. Food very good.

Took the morning drive to find the elephants and were not disappointed. Spent nearly two hours with them as they walked to water, bathed and dusted themselves. Many bird species around the camp." See all these reviews: 19n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Elephant

1 sighting

Oryx

2 sightings

Mr & Mrs R
Aberdeen

"Camp Kipwe Food let it down"

1 night Arrived 19 Sep 2018
"The best thing about Camp KIpwe was the location and the amazing room built into the rocks.

The bar at the top of the hill was a great place to watch the sunset from. the food let the camp down compared to everywhere else we stayed at in Namibia. Dinner was mediocre with a poor starter and fairly tough steak. At the breakfast the fruit at the buffet was not replenished for example.

We did not take part in their activities" See all these reviews: 22n in Namibia; 2n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Average
A and A
Cossington

"Up close to the Elephants"

2 nights Arrived 10 Sep 2018
"Camp Kipwe is typical of many Namibian lodges - good location (a bit of a drive from the main road), well appointed room with a view, warm welcome, a sundowner spot, a couple of activities, the main one at Kipwe being a nature drive to see Elephants, and a nice dinner and breakfast.

The stand out elements of the typical lodge 'package' were the lodge design, the sundowner spot and the nature drive, where we got very close to the elephants (much closer and quieter than Etosha)" See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs F
California

"Beautiful"

2 nights Arrived 1 Sep 2018
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
B family
Weybridge

"Camp Kipwe review"

2 nights Arrived 24 Aug 2018
"This is a really quirky and stunning camp.

It is hard to even see it as you drive up as it has been so clearly created within the landscape. The rooms are great but the outside shower, bathroom and verandah really make it.

The food was excellent and the sundowner bar at the top of the hill a delight.

The trips to the Rock Carvings and the Desert Elephants are well worth it." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Elephant

3 sightings

Oryx

5 sightings

CathyO
Glasgow

"Our favourite stop. Exotic location."

2 nights Arrived 2 Jul 2018
"This was one of the highlights of our holiday. accommodation was spectacular as were the views.

As ever the staff were attentive, friendly and efficient. following the desert elephants was such a privilege with a great guide.

Sorry we did not have more time there." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

4 sightings

Oryx

2 sightings

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