Awarded: Bronze

Sitting almost invisibly among the honey-coloured boulders of Damaraland, Mowani Mountain Camp is a sanctuary from the heat of the desert. With a spectacular sundowner spot high on the rocks, the historical site of Twyfelfontein right on its doorstep and a relaxed atmosphere, it’s a breathtaking choice to embark on an exploration through southern Damaraland.


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Location

Mowani Mountain Camp is set within the curved and rugged landscape of Damaraland. It sits between the Ugab and Huab Rivers in a beautiful location high on a rugged outcrop. Each of the buildings nestles between huge granite boulders and the camp is a perfect base from which to explore southern Damaraland and nearby archaeological and geological sites such as Twyfelfontein.

Rooms

There are 15 rooms at the camp, six of which occupy the perimeter of the camp to offer incredible views of the desert landscape. The seven superior rooms do not have the same views but are built uniquely around natural rocks on the site. Each room is reached by pathways weaving through the boulders and they are decorated in an African theme with colonial-style wooden furniture, vibrant colours and soft fabrics. They all have private verandas and en-suite bathrooms. The Mountain Suite affords, even more, luxury and space with a lounge area, private dining room and indoor and outdoor bathroom.

Communal Areas

Tucked away among the boulders is the main area. Head through reception and past the gift shop to find a large lounge decorated in earthy browns and creams. Take dinner inside the thatched dining room or out amid the rocks and under the stars. Relax with a drink by the campfire or enjoy a sundowner high atop the rocks and swim in the pool amid pure nature.

Activities

Take guided drives at Mowani Mountain Camp with local guides who will share their knowledge of the land, it’s inhabitants and their traditions. You’ll leave with a wealth of knowledge and may even spot the area’s desert-adapted elephants along the way. Take early morning drives to explore the dunes, head out on guided or self-guided walks through the landscape or visit Twyfelfontein to see ancient rock carvings and the Organ Pipes formed 150 million years ago.

Full Board

Accommodation
All meals
Two daily activities (Elephant / Nature Drive, Twyfelfontein, Burnt Mountain and Organ Pipes Excursion)

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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