Etendeka Mountain Camp: Information from the owner
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|No. of rooms||10|
Main description of Etendeka Mountain Camp
Etendeka Camp: Facilities
|Property facilities||Secure Parking|
|Room facilities||En-Suite, Outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Shower|
|Available services||Airport Shuttle|
|Activities on site||(some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Walks, Cultural Tours, General Sightseeing|
Room types at Etendeka Camp
En-suite Meru tents fitted with 1 x queen size bed, with an open-air bucket shower.
En-suite Meru tents fitted with 2 x 3/4 size beds, with open-air bucket shower.
Activities at Etendeka Camp
Arriving guests are met at the pickup point situated at Palmwag Lodge, where secure parking is
provided, and transferred by game viewing vehicle the 18km to the camp. This limits the number of
vehicles using the concession tracks. The transfer usually takes an hour and a half and provides an
introduction to the area and the guide will explain briefly the geology, fauna and flora and some
general details about the concession.
The morning activity is a guided three to three and a half hour nature walk. The distance is between 4 and 6 km with lots of discussion and interpretation. Conservancies are an important subject with the value of the conservancy to the local communities being explained.
The scenic drive in the afternoon allows guests to travel to other parts of the concession and to have a better opportunity to see the wide variety of animals that have adapted to this harsh environment. All activities are accompanied by a guide; vehicles are restricted to the regular tracks and walks follow routine paths.
After dinner your hosts, Dennis and Bonnie, will point out some of the more interesting constellations, stars and planets with the aid of a ‘star pointer’ and a telescope. With minimal light and air pollution in this area, star gazing is a treat to the eye.
A short ‘sundowner walk’ is offered in the afternoon after arrival at the camp where guests get the opportunity to walk up a hill behind the camp to get a better idea of the spectacular setting and location of the camp.
Restaurants at Etendeka Mountain Camp
Etendeka Dinning Area
Simple, fresh, wholesome meals are prepared, either in solar ovens or on open fires, and enjoyed under African skies. Extensive use is made of solar power throughout the camp. Etendeka is one of only two establishments that have been awarded the highest rank in the Namibian Eco-awards.