Etendeka Mountain Camp

Reviews of Etendeka Mountain Camp

Excellent(97%) From 75 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 75 of our travellers who have visited Etendeka Mountain Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr and Mrs S. from London
Arrived on: 18-May-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderfully remote and close to nature

We loved the location, far from the nearest road and set deep in the real countryside.

A very pleasing lack of pretension in the accommodation, food and service. It felt very comfortable and in many ways a more authentic experience than the more luxurious lodges.

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Mr Y & Dr C - Essex
Arrived on: 9-May-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great experience at Etendeka

Really fun place to stay in a wonderful setting. Great opportunity to walk and appreciate the landscape on foot in the morning and from from the vehicle in the afternoon.

Mike, the interim manager, was good company and particularly informative about the night sky. He also organised an excellent picnic lunch on the day we left. Apart from the stars, the highlights were Freddie, the black rhino and the drive up to the plateau with great views and impressive crystals on the ground.

Very comfortable tents with attached shower/toilet bock and excellent camp chairs to relax in outside. A great experience and apart from everything else we met some interesting people, with interaction encouraged by the communal dining.

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Mr B and family - birthday trip to Namibia
Arrived on: 11-Apr-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Remote camping at its best

Amazing service for such a remote location.

Accommodation very well designed, with particularly entertaining showers! Very knowledgeable guides led us to see more variety of wildlife than we saw anywhere. Food good, including plenty of salads and fresh vegetables - don't know how they manage that in such a remote spot.

Enjoyed getting away from it all at Etendeka, and our hosts, Dennis and his guides, where great company.

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Mr D & Mrs S - Hampshire
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Etendeka mountain Camp

Had a wonderful time here. Dennis and Bonnie make a great team and we learnt alot from them.

Guiding very good saw 9 young lions lying in the grass ,a treat indeed.

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Mr & Mrs H Ulverston
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Etendeka a fabulous stay in the wilds

Loved everything - the journey in and out of the camp, our simple but effective accommodation, the food - which included two of the best puddings of the holiday, the general atmosphere and of course the guides.

The walk with Bonnie was interesting, but constrained by others on the walk. The location and scenery would take some beating. What a place!

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Mr & Mrs H - Worcestershire
Arrived on: 29-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Etendeka Mountain Camp review

The one error on our itinerary was that the pick up point for Entendeka is now at Palmwag Lodge not as given in our notes.

However, the camp and staff were superb. Dennis was an excellent host and Bonny an excellent guide with his knowledge of the local area. All the staff were excellent as was the food. Dennis has a telescope set up and we twice had the opportunity to share his knowledge of the night sky. The guided walks were very good with the fascinating geology of the area and evidence of wildlife.

On the game drives we saw elephants (distant), lions (closer), as well several giraffes and lots of mountain zebras and various antelopes.

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Expert Africa comments

We apologised for the mistake in our description of Etendeka Camp's pick up point. This feedback prompted us to swiftly check on the changed location, and to update our notes for future travellers.

Mr C. B and family - from St Albans
Arrived on: 17-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Beautiful experience at Etendeka

This was the highlight of the trip.
On the way to the camp we saw loads of animals which gave us a taste of what was to come.
The staff were so helpful and friendly, the atmosphere relaxed. Dennis the host gave a stargazing session at evening meal. Brilliant.
Bonnie the guide was superb: knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He took us on the most fascinating morning hill walk, stopping all the way to explain flora and fauna a geology. Then a truck safari in the afternoon.
We loved our tents with the outdoor bucket shower. We got woken up in the morning by a herd of zebra outside the flap. Magic!
Meals delicious................ Overall an unbelievable experience

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Mr & Mrs J - West Yorkshire
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Etendeka Mountain Camp review

This is such a special experience in a wonderful location with wonderful staff.

Dennis and Bonnie were the most fantastic hosts and we felt privileged to have been able to experience such a unique place with them. Everything was vey well planned, stunning lodge and lovely rooms overlooking Damaraland, all the food was beautifully prepared and vegetarians well catered for. The morning guided walk and evening game drive were very interesting.

This camp was fantastic - what more can one say.

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Mr and Mrs C - East Sussex
Arrived on: 17-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Etendeka Mountain Camp is splendid

Another amazing place, this time in the middle of nowhere - it is hard to imagine anywhere much further away from "civilisation". The drive in is an experience in itself - good wild life, great scenery.

Dennis set up his telescope and let all visitors see Saturn, rings, moon and all - small but much more exciting than seeing it on TV.

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Mr R & Mrs E - anniversary and birthday trip
Arrived on: 12-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fantastic wilderness camp at Etendeka

This was a two night stay to permit a bush walk and game drive. Boni and Denis were very friendly and knowledgeable and the landscape fascinating. We saw a lot of game - mountain zebra, giraffes and were very lucky to see a group of desert adapted elephants with young.

We also had an astronomy lesson and looked at the stars through Denis's telescope

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