Camp Kipwe

Reviews of Camp Kipwe

Excellent(95%) From 51 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 51 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 W & Miss H - London
Arrived on: 10-Apr-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Unique mountain lodge

Lovely room, though hot even with the floor-standing fan. The outside bathroom was great. Fantastic views.

Very nice plunge pool.

Extremely attentive, efficient staff - we particularly enjoyed the sundowners at the top of the hill.

We were lucky enough to see a big group of desert elephants up close. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.

The rock painting trip was quite interesting but a bit rushed, though it was raining at the time. Entertainment again provided by the Italian coach party we met at Kulala.

The drive from the coast to Damaraland via Uis was beautiful. Another group we met had gone up the skeleton coast and the C39, which was apparently spectacular.

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Mr & Mrs M from Portugal
Arrived on: 24-Jan-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Camp Kipwe review

Fabulous venue, outstanding location, enjoyed our stay and treking the elephants, very rewarding.

Thank you to Adrian for organising the repair of our punchure.

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Mr M & Mrs J - Nottinghamshire
Arrived on: 20-Dec-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mountain Retreat

Setting was well thought out although the layout prevented any view from the room itself. The outside shower and bathroom was excellent. The terraine was quite sandy and a bit difficult for the wheelchair, although the staff were helpful and accomodating.

Trips were interesting, Desert Elephant tracking was done sensitively and without undue stress on these rare animals , an enjoyable experience.

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Ms A & Ms M & Miss E - Norfolk
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Camp Kipwe the ultimate in outdoor bathing

Wow what a visionary design, which once again made for a completely different experience. The staff were all friendly and keen to prvide us with everything we needed. Watch out for Alex the pet African wildcat who provides a predatory experience especially around the ankles!!!!

The sundowners were amazing or was this just the impact of the cocktails. The outside bathroom experience was fantastic, and provided us with the chance to cool down.

The rooms became very warm at night so sleep with fans on and doors open. It would be nice to see more female staff working at the camp and contributing to the atmosphere.

Recommend desert elephant tracking and once again our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Mr & Mrs R from Berkeley
Arrived on: 10-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellence in the making

One of the best places we stayed in. Lovely setting amongst the "boulders". Rooms very spacious with outdoor bathrooms - great view from the loo! Hot water via individual wood burners lit for you each evening and morning. Rock pool and sun lounge area very peaceful. Lovely place for honeymooners with special "rooms" and private candlelit dinners. Staff very friendly with huge smiles - especially Jefferey at the gate. They really went the extra mile to make you feel welcome. However this is a new lodge (opened August 2009), and Adrian the manager is still training the staff but they have made huge progress. Adrian has a pet wild cat kitten who is a "character"!

Can recommend the drive to see the Desert Elephants, but sighting is not guaranteed. We were lucky and spent an hour with a family group but it took a 6 hour expedition to find them but this was worth the effort.

If you want to go to Twflefontein to see the rock carvings it is easy to do this yourself. The visitor centre had no refreshment facilities and poor toilets, both of which would have been welcome on a hot day.

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Mr & Mrs D - Worcester
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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A rock and a soft place

Arrived on a hot afternoon when the welcome drink was much appreciated. A lot of work and imagination has obviously gone into making this camp blend into the rocks. The domed huts (with outdoor bathrooms) were very stylish and we had a great view from ours. Staff friendly and efficient and an enjoyable evening meal.

We visited Twyfelfontein to see the rock engravings on the day we arrived and left early the following day so didn't have much time to explore the area. Would use Camp Kipwe again if we ever pass by.

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Mr D & Madame J - France
Arrived on: 1-Jun-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Camp Kipwe review

In camp Kipwe, we enjoyed very much the living museum and also the very impressive rock engravings.

When we were there the nights were cool, but I have a feeling the rooms must get very hot in summer. Wouldn't ceiling fans be more efficient than the fan standing on one side of the bed ?

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Mr M & Ms H - 5th visit to Namibia
Arrived on: 29-May-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Stunning

Stunning location, stunning accomadation, especially the bathroom, the sundowners were spectacular, the food was extremely good, and wonderful staff.

We were treated to a surprise candlelit dinner on our own to celebrate our wedding anniversary, it was an enchanting place. Of the staff Andreas was particulary helpful.

Can't wait to return, it really was a special place. Again unforgettable.

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Mr A and Ms W - London
Arrived on: 1-Jan-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Camp Kipwe review

Accomodation and design of loge was stunning. This is one of the places I would like to hi-lite as somewhere that I would recommend.

Staff and guides again were friendly.

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Mr & Mrs W from Warwick
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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The best yet...

Hidden amongst the rocks of a kopje Camp Kipwe does not intrude in the landscape. It's beautiful.

Waiters bring drinks and snacks to the viewpoint at sundown - one feels very spoilt. Rooms are cool and generous. Open air loos and showers are brilliant - I want one at home.

Excellent food served by attentive staff - this is a brand new lodge which is bound to do well.

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