Etendeka Mountain Camp

Reviews of Etendeka Mountain Camp

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Below are independent comments from 103 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 & Mrs C. from Cambridge
Arrived on: 24-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Etendeka Mountain Camp review

We were a bit concerned about including this in our itinerary - no need to have worried!

The camp is lovely - you really do get away from it all (although there is wifi access if you really feel the need to catch up on the outside world).

Owner is very friendly and ensures everyone has a good time.

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Mr K. from Hexham
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Outstanding

very interesting ethos - all inclusive, no waterhole etc

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Mr K & Mrs N - kayaking in Namibia
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Etendeka Mountain Camp review

Etendeka Mountain Camp surpassed our expectations. We were picked up on time at Palmwag Lodge by Boas who was to be our guide for the next two days. Drive in takes about an hour but depends on what you see, we saw giraffe, springbok, mountain zebra and jackals.

Etendeka is not a high density game area, you come here for the landscapes, night sky and being away in the wilderness. The owner, Dennis, was a great host and with his telescope educated us on the night sky.

Days here are filled with a morning walk after breakfast and a scenic game drive in the afternoon; on the walk we encountered springbok, mountain zebra and klipspringer. Numerous birds were spotted including Booted and Black Eagles.

The food was exceptional with main courses of oryx goulash and roast chicken during our stay (the chicken was exceptional!)

At night we could hear hyenas and lions vocalising in the surrounding area.

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Cambridge 4
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A dream come true

When we first started to plan our trip to Namibia, this was one place that we were determined to get to. We were not disappointed. At first glance it may appear & does have a certain simplicity, for us it was a unique experience.

Fabulous walks taken with guide Bonny, on earth liberally strewn with beautiful minerals & crystals hardly trodden by humans & vast open vistas, plus amazing night skies studied with our host Dennis. Three perfect days of tranquillity but always with plenty to do & enjoy.

Food & hosting was excellent, it's a very special place.

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Paul & Nicky from Keswick
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Etendeka Mountain Camp review

Etendeka is an absolute joy to visit; the camp is more authentic in all ways than the more modern camps. Here, you feel like you are truly in the wilderness, with more than enough luxury but not too much, and it’s run by the solid partnership of Denis and Bonny. The combination of these two absolute experts in this unique setting makes this a very special place indeed. If you just want lazy luxury, with people running around after your every need, then this is not the place for you. However, if you want an authentic African experience, then this is impossible to beat.

The guiding by Bonny, and especially his walks, were a pleasure. The food, often just simple but flavoursome Bush cooking, was outstanding. Denis was a pleasure to meet; an intelligent, quietly spoken man with a prolific knowledge of the area, including the beautiful starlit skies.

An unforgettably marvellous experience. Do not stay less than 2 days to enjoy this place at its best.

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Mr & Mrs K - New Forest
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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We loved it!

Such a good experience in a wonderful isolated setting.

Great hospitality from Dennis and great guiding from Bonny.

Going on a long walk after all the driving - and learning so much along the way - was just what we needed.

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Family H & L - Berkshire
Arrived on: 29-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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windy!

Shana was there - not the owner and sent her best wishes to Marusha and congrats on your new addition. She rates Expert Africa very highly - said "you run a tight ship".

It was fun - and an experience.

The walk was boring - and early - but all entertained by the guide spitting oryx poo.

The drive in the evening was great and the sundowners.......made it great. Saw lots of animals, guide was engaged and informative.

Place was extremely windy - which made the bucket shower horrendous! Food nice, people very friendly...

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Vivonholiday
Arrived on: 3-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Etendeka Mountain Camp review

This was a change from usual accommodation/ - much more basic in every way but this felt appropriate to the location and we thoroughly enjoyed it

The personal attentiveness of host Dennis could not be faulted - his experiences and knowledge were fascinating and the astronomy lesson an unexpected bonus.

Personally I feel inspired to take up night classes now / I will never forget viewing Saturn and mars through his high powered telescope.

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Mr A. from London
Arrived on: 30-May-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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One of our best camps

Etendeka was for us a "must do" (again) experience. It is set in the extraordinary Etendeka conservancy, which is itself a triumph of Namibian trendsetting, combining the interests of the Damaraland local community with those of tourism, often a difficult marriage. Etendeka is intimately connected with its inspirational proprietor, Dennis Liebenberg, who helped successfully pioneer this joint approach more than 20 years ago. But Bonnie is an equally inspirational co-host and guide.

We spent 2 nights there which is probably about right although a third night would not have been a hardship posting. Activities include both game drives (including the arrival and departure as the roads are not accessible to "ordinary" vehicles so one is collected from Palmvag Lodge, itself an atmospheric and historic camp) and guided walks, with Bonnie during our stay. We did see game, kudu, giraffe, etc. but the landscape is the main reason to visit.

Food was homespun but delicious, the camp fire attractive, and Dennis's star-gazing talk very informative.. Tents are relatively simple but very comfortable, complete with outside showers, and uninterrupted views of the mountains.

We couldn't recommend Etendeka more highly, bags of character, real intensity and commitment.

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Mrs B. from Gabriola Island, Canada
Arrived on: 8-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A great experience

The pick up went smoothly altho delayed by the lateness of other people arriving.

The tents worked well, our guide Bonny was great, we learned a lot on the activities we went on.

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