Reviews of Camp Kipwe
Wildlife sightings and reviews
113 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
"Camp Kipwe review"
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
"Excellent Lodge..after a Tough/Hard Drive"
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
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
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
"Fantastic drive to see the desert elephants"
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
"Camp Kipwe Food let it down"
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: 24n in Namibia
"Up close to the Elephants"
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
"Camp Kipwe review"
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
"Our favourite stop. Exotic location."
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
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