Reviews of Mowani Mountain Camp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
138 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Mowani Mountain Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Mowani Mountain Camp review"
There was a problem with our booking as they only had us booked for one night. However the manager (Vincent?) handled it well and was able to tell us later that a cancellation meant that we could stay in the same tent for the second night. Although it didn't end up as a problem for us, Expert Africa might want to look into why the booking was incorrect to avoid future problems.
The serving staff were exceptionally nice people - obviously well trained, but happy to talk about themselves. We enjoyed finding out about their families, their lives and their plans.
The guide (Frederick) for the game drive for very good - friendly and informative." See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia
One minor concern; the house rule, a sensible one, was that tipping was centralised; guests' material appreciation of good service would be distributed equally throughout the whole staff; we very much approved since it was a whole effort and not one restricted to high profile employees. The young man assigned to us as 'our' waiter quite clearly disapproved, asking directly for his reward; when I explained my understanding of the principle of the communal tip his reponse was that 'everyone' would then have a share of my generosity. Exactly so. Persist with that, Vincent, we say; it's a principle that informs the much wider organisation and philosophy of Mowani - and it shows." See all these reviews: 26n in Namibia
"Luxury on the rocks at Mowani"
The 'sundowner' with drinks and nibbles, watching the sun go down, sharing the view with a small group of Hyraxes - that was great. Service was very, very good, bird-life was fantastic, particularly around the restaurant.
We found our trip in search of the desert-adapted elephants rather too long and a bit disappointing - we found them in the end, back at the water-tank in the village, more or less where we started. And we found that three stops for food, drinks and 'comfort' during the course of the morning were rather unnecessary. But our guide tried very hard - he was determined that we were going to see these elephants! And they were, of course, well worth seeing." See all these reviews: 19n in Namibia
"Mowani Mountain Camp"
"Watch out for football mad waiters!!"
Some how we got onto the subject of football with our waiter Hennie, who kept us abreast of the latest football news via the satelitte TV in the staff accommodation and we had some good hearted banter with him and his fellow waiters about the merits of various teams and players, at the same time as they provided us with excellent food and service.
The viewpoint for the sunset was great with the bar and nibbles, it was also a lovely location for watching the stars.
We had a good trip tracking the desert elephants, which also gave us the opportunity to see more of the Damaraland landscapes with the wonderful pink mountains - elephant tracks and poo were everywhere but we finally found a large group of females and youngsters, including a 4 week old baby, at the waterhole, having first found a lone male having a sun bathe, we watched and followed the group for ages which was great. Frederick was an excellent driver and knowledgable guide who made the trip very enjoyable.
It would have been nice to stay longer - but we went on our way with a packed lunch which again contained excellent food and even included a minature bottle of vodka - we resisted drinking it - you need to be in control on Nambian roads !! and have kept it as a momento of Mowani Camp.
The trip and road to Swakomund was much better and less daunting than we had anticipated and we were able to visit the Cape Cross seals and enjoy our packed lunch whilst watching their antics." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia
The desert adapted elephant tour was taken by excellent and knowledgable guides and well worth the money.
Views and sunsets to die for! We stayed there for two nights and felt that was ideal." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia; 3n in Botswana
"High quality camp in superb setting"
The setting is absolutely fantastic; each tent is gives a sense of being quite secluded nestled in it's own space in between the rocks. There is a wonderful view from the lookout point which should not be missed.
My wife was unfortunately unwell when we arrived, but the waiters (Matthew and one other at least, whose name(s) we can't remember) were lovely and looked after her in a really kind way - we can't thank them enough.
The elephant watching trip was successful and highly enjoyable with two good sized groups of elephants seen." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
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