Camp Kipwe is an eco-friendly camp with eccentric igloo-shaped accommodation and a family-like atmosphere. With en-suites open to the stars above, a spectacular viewing spot for sundowners and an open-sided lounge looking over the Aba Huab Valley, the camp is a special base for exploring Damaraland and its many geological sites.


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LOCATION

Camp Kipwe sits within the Twyfelfontein Conservancy in Damaraland. Twyfelfontein is famous for its many rock engravings and paintings by the San Bushmen and the valley was declared a national monument in 1952 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. A rugged and rust coloured landscape, the conservancy is a step back in time and compromises hills, savannah, plains and river valleys with sections of granite kopjes. Guests will have the opportunity to spot desert-adapted elephants, leopard, mountain zebra and springbok among others.

ROOMS

Nine igloo-shaped bungalows make up the accommodation at camp which are designed to keep the space cool from the Namibian desert heat. The rooms have a very natural feel, giving guests a sense of what it’s like to be a native. Furnishings are simple and each room has a shaded veranda with deckchairs and open-air en-suites.

COMMUNAL AREAS

The communal areas at Camp Kipwe consist of a comfortable lounge which extends out to the balcony for relaxing under the stars at night and an open-fronted dining room. During the winter, there is a small indoor dining room where guests can watch chef’s cooking in the open kitchen. Outside is a plunge pool surrounded by loungers and for spectacular sundowners, head up the path behind camp amid the boulders to an elevated viewpoint.

ACTIVITIES

The camp is very well located for a range of desert activities. Head out on morning drives in search of desert-adapted elephants, hike the stunning Huab Valley or take a trip to World Heritage Site Twyfelfontein to experience life as it once was. There are a number of amazing geological sites to explore and to see it all from a new perspective, embark on a hot air balloon safari.

Full Board

Accommodation
All meals
Two activities per day

When to go

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WET SEASON – ‘EMERALD SEASON’

This is the peak of the wet season, yet days with rainfall are very spread out.

A season of change as the landscape transforms into a green flowering ‘desert’, a beautiful time to visit. Great birding with migratory species present. This period also marks calving season with the birth of many young animals. Wildlife is however well spread making game viewing difficult.

Like the rest of Namibia, Damaraland has very distinct wet and dry seasons; the wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur from November through to early May, the rest of the year is dry. Although Damaraland can be visited throughout the year, we would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the few remaining waterholes. Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON – ‘EMERALD SEASON’

This is the peak of the wet season, yet days with rainfall are very spread out.

A season of change as the landscape transforms into a green flowering ‘desert’, a beautiful time to visit. Great birding with migratory species present. This period also marks calving season with the birth of many young animals. Wildlife is however well spread making game viewing difficult.

Like the rest of Namibia, Damaraland has very distinct wet and dry seasons; the wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur from November through to early May, the rest of the year is dry. Although Damaraland can be visited throughout the year, we would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the few remaining waterholes. Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON – ‘EMERALD SEASON’

This is the peak of the wet season, yet days with rainfall are very spread out.

A season of change as the landscape transforms into a green flowering ‘desert’, a beautiful time to visit. Great birding with migratory species present. This period also marks calving season with the birth of many young animals. Wildlife is however well spread making game viewing difficult.

Like the rest of Namibia, Damaraland has very distinct wet and dry seasons; the wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur from November through to early May, the rest of the year is dry. Although Damaraland can be visited throughout the year, we would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the few remaining waterholes. Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

This is the end of the wet season, with showers less likely as the month progresses.

A season of change as the landscape transforms into a green flowering ‘desert’, a beautiful time to visit. Great birding with migratory species present. This period also marks calving season with the birth of many young animals. Wildlife is however well spread making game viewing difficult.

Temperatures are pleasant, averaging 28°C/79°F midday, while the nights average a chilly 16°C/61°F.

Like the rest of Namibia, Damaraland has very distinct wet and dry seasons; the wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur from November through to early May, the rest of the year is dry. Although Damaraland can be visited throughout the year, we would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the few remaining waterholes. Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

Clear skies and dry conditions dominate, the landscape returns to its semi-arid state as the drought continues. This is the best safari period in Damaraland as the wildlife becomes more concentrated around the few remaining water holes.

Midday temperatures are suprisingly cool, averaging around 25°C/73°F, while nice temperatures average a low of 10°C/50°F making warm clothes essential for those early morning activities!

Like the rest of Namibia, Damaraland has very distinct wet and dry seasons; the wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur from November through to early May, the rest of the year is dry. Although Damaraland can be visited throughout the year, we would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the few remaining waterholes. Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

Clear skies and dry conditions dominate, the landscape returns to its semi-arid state as the drought continues. This is the best safari period in Damaraland as the wildlife becomes more concentrated around the few remaining water holes.

Midday temperatures are suprisingly cool, averaging around 25°C/73°F, while nice temperatures average a low of 10°C/50°F making warm clothes essential for those early morning activities!

Like the rest of Namibia, Damaraland has very distinct wet and dry seasons; the wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur from November through to early May, the rest of the year is dry. Although Damaraland can be visited throughout the year, we would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the few remaining waterholes. Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

Clear skies and dry conditions dominate, the landscape returns to its semi-arid state as the drought continues. This is the best safari period in Damaraland as the wildlife becomes more concentrated around the few remaining water holes.

Midday temperatures are suprisingly cool, averaging around 25°C/73°F, while nice temperatures average a low of 10°C/50°F making warm clothes essential for those early morning activities!

Like the rest of Namibia, Damaraland has very distinct wet and dry seasons; the wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur from November through to early May, the rest of the year is dry. Although Damaraland can be visited throughout the year, we would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the few remaining waterholes. Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

Clear skies and dry conditions dominate, the landscape returns to its semi-arid state as the drought continues. This is the best safari period in Damaraland as the wildlife becomes more concentrated around the few remaining water holes.

Midday temperatures are suprisingly cool, averaging around 25°C/73°F, while nice temperatures average a low of 10°C/50°F making warm clothes essential for those early morning activities!

Like the rest of Namibia, Damaraland has very distinct wet and dry seasons; the wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur from November through to early May, the rest of the year is dry. Although Damaraland can be visited throughout the year, we would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the few remaining waterholes. Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

Game viewing can be fantastic during September and October; temperatures continue to rise before the start of the rains, with average midday temperatures 28°C/81°F, it is however not uncommon for much warmer days than this.

Like the rest of Namibia, Damaraland has very distinct wet and dry seasons; the wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur from November through to early May, the rest of the year is dry. Although Damaraland can be visited throughout the year, we would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the few remaining waterholes. Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

DRY SEASON

Game viewing can be fantastic during September and October; temperatures continue to rise before the start of the rains, with average midday temperatures 28°C/81°F, it is however not uncommon for much warmer days than this.

Like the rest of Namibia, Damaraland has very distinct wet and dry seasons; the wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur from November through to early May, the rest of the year is dry. Although Damaraland can be visited throughout the year, we would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the few remaining waterholes. Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON – ‘EMERALD SEASON’

The start of the wet season, with the occasional short sharp thunderstorm. Temperatures are quite hot, averaging 30°C/86°F midday, while the nights average 20°C/68°F. During this period the park transforms into a lush green landscape, a stark contrast to the dry season.

Like the rest of Namibia, Damaraland has very distinct wet and dry seasons; the wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur from November through to early May, the rest of the year is dry. Although Damaraland can be visited throughout the year, we would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the few remaining waterholes. Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

WET SEASON – ‘EMERALD SEASON’

The start of the wet season, with the occasional short sharp thunderstorm. Temperatures are quite hot, averaging 30°C/86°F midday, while the nights average 20°C/68°F. During this period the park transforms into a lush green landscape, a stark contrast to the dry season.

Like the rest of Namibia, Damaraland has very distinct wet and dry seasons; the wet season occurs from November through to early May, during this time, thunderstorms infrequently occur from November through to early May, the rest of the year is dry. Although Damaraland can be visited throughout the year, we would generally recommend visiting the park during the peak of the dry season; as the landscape dries up wildlife becomes more concentrated around the few remaining waterholes. Having said this there is a lot to be said for the ‘emerald season’; a rich diversity of blooming flowers, beautiful green scenery, fantastic birding, and fewer tourists can make for a wonderful and unique experience.

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