Mowani Mountain Camp

Reviews of Mowani Mountain Camp

Excellent(93%) From 101 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 101 of our travellers who have visited Mowani Mountain Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Ms E - Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Arrived on: 15-Apr-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Showering under the stars

I almost dropped to my knees to thank the universe (and Sabina) for booking me into a chalet with aircon. Ah, it was so wicked hot I would not have lasted a day in a regular chalet. The mini-suite was a difficult and the key point in the whole booking process b/c by myself I truly did not need a mini-suite but the aircon was all worth it.

Wonderful chalet with the outdoor toilet - I loved it. The only issue I had was the heat stuck in the little ante room as we enter the main door. Since the aircon was busy cooling the large room with the bed there was not much left for the TV room.

Most spectacular natural surroundings, the view from the lookout, the rock pool, everything was perfect excep the big Indian group that was noisy. Luckily the left the next morning. Ah, I also have to mention I appreciated the pick up in a truck with aircon. I think additional activity possibilities, like the Damara Living Museum, the petrified forest, etc could be better promoted by staff.

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Mr D. from London
Arrived on: 22-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Most amazing place we stayed at in Namibia!

Mowani was the most amazing lodge we stayed at in Namibia (also one of the more expensive ones). We stayed in the honeymoon suite as all the rest was fully booked (and we were on our honeymoon, so thought we'd spoil ourselves). The view is just incredible, it's like being on a different planet with boulders dotted around and monkeys playing with each other in the background.

The suite had it's own terrace as well as an indoor and outdoor shower as well as an outdoor bathtub (yes, insane!). Most insane view I've ever experienced during a shower! :)

The staff were lovely, memorizing our names before we even arrived, always ready to help.

The view from the sundowner lounge overlooking the sunset was incredible, and really set the scene for the evening.

The food was amazing, a proper creative kitchen - and the service was one of the best we experienced in Namibia (where it's sometimes a little slower and less detail-oriented as one might be used to). There is no wifi in the whole lodge, which is so nice for once! You can really tune out of the business of this world and just relax!

We forgot a scarf in the room and called them up from the next place we stayed at. They went out of their way to get it back to us in the hotel we stayed at the end in Windhoek - that is just amazing.

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Piotr & Glen from London
Arrived on: 27-Nov-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Wonderful location and a great concept

When we arrived at Mowani we felt like just relaxing, which is exactly what we did - reading books by the swimming pool, then on our private veranda with a gift of a sparkling rosé wine from the staff to recognise it was our honeymoon.

The sundowner - the location - is brilliant and the dinner that followed very good, with excellent service from Gerard. After dinner we had some drinks around the fire, and the manager spent a good amount of time speaking with us, which was a really nice touch.

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Mr P & Mrs L and friends Mr P & Mrs J - Namibia Fly-drive
Arrived on: 12-Nov-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Mowani Mountain Camp review

Fabulous location with superb rooms.

The lunch was excellent but the dinner didn't quite live up to expectations.

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Ms K. from Alberta
Arrived on: 24-May-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mowani Mountain Camp review

This is a lovely place, with tent-chalets built into the rocky hillside.

We really enjoyed the small water hole beside the main building which attracted birds and small animals. Also the sun-downer hill with a great view of the sunset over the nearby plain.

Our morning drive to find desert elephants was successful and we had ample opportunity to watch the herd. There was one elephant 'toddler' who was particularly fun to watch as he tried to race ahead.

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Mr P & Mrs E - Pelican Point Lodge
Arrived on: 21-May-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mowani Mountain Camp review

Wonderful place, superb in every way.

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Mr and Mrs M from Colchester
Arrived on: 20-May-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Strongly recommended

An amazing location, with all rooms tucked in around the rocky environment.

We had the Mountain Suite which is 3 rooms and totally isolated from the rest of the hotel. Highlights included the outdoor bath and shower, the views, the sun-downer on the top of the rocks, a very well-stocked (free) minibar and exemplary service.

The game drive to find the Desert Elephants was wonderful as we tracked them by spoor and footprints, eventually finding them in a dried river bed. Max, our guide, was brilliant, carefully manoeuvring the vehicle so we got the best positions to watch the elephants.

The perfect start to any safari holiday!

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Mrs & Mr W - Dorset
Arrived on: 10-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Loveliness in the middle of nowhere!

The only downside was a very long drive on gravel roads, but the sense of wilderness made it worthwhile. Beautiful accommodation in a dramatic setting.

Food excellent, staff friendly and helpful. Fantastic trip out to see the desert elephants with an informative guide.

If you have time, the official petrified forest is worth a visit.

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Mr and Mrs B from Horsham
Arrived on: 8-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mowani Mountain Camp review

Our favourite lodge - lovely location, helpful staff, great tent, beautiful setting and a laid back welcoming vibe. We had a puncture problem and staff sourced a tyre garage that could replace on our way to next stop.

Great birthday celebrations for my husband with cake, prosecco and staff singing to him!

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Nick and Kate - London and West Sussex
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lovely camp and great elephants

Another scenic flight took us across Damaraland to Mowani, a beautiful camp in a glorious location, designed into the rocky landscape. The central area is spacious and airy, with a nice view down to a waterhole that attracted not even a single springbok during our two days. Rooms are large and comfortable, although hot water was intermittent. The beds seem to jut out into the valley, offering panoramic views.

Good mosquito precautions, but no mosquitos. Annoying flies which buzz around your eyes prevented us sitting on our terrace with its delightful views across the valley at the back of the camp. The rooms at the front looked to us to have better views, and would also benefit from the afternoon breezes. Rock dassies run around the camp, along with beautiful lizards. Management were friendly and helpful, although they didn’t plan our second day’s afternoon activity, so we had to initiate that ourselves.

There is a tiny swimming pool. More effective is the splendid rocky ledge which serves as the sundowner terrace, affording wonderful valley views as the sun goes down, accompanied by your favourite cocktail served by obliging and friendly staff. Service was horribly slow, particularly at breakfast, where I failed to get my hot order in time to make the morning activity, even though I arrived the moment the restaurant opened.

The activities are good. The highlight of course is the morning drive to find the desert elephants. We had a herd of 14 in the dry river bed, just half an hour from camp, and the interaction with the 3 vehicles present was fabulous – I could have reached out and touched two elephants as they ambled by our jeep. The trip to the rock engravings at Tywfelfontein is intriguing and very interesting, and makes a nice diversion from game drives. The park has very little wildlife apart from the elephants, although an afternoon birding drive yielded three different types of hornbill.

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