A glorious spot to while away a few days in Damaraland
The ideal location for exploring the region with desert elephant and ancient rock art sites close by
Mowani Mountain Camp is hidden away amid the rounded boulders and desert plains of the Twyfelfontein region, offering stunning views of this most alluring regions of Namibia. With easy access to the petroglyphs for which the region is renowned, as well as the network of dry river beds beloved of desert elephant, this is one of the best lodges in the whole country.
There are 15 rooms at Mowani, with their high-domed design intended to look like traditional Damara huts, albeit with far more luxuries. Inside they are very spacious with twin or king beds, well-appointed en-suite bathrooms, plenty of storage space and lovely decks at the front – perfect for lazy afternoons with a good book or private meals if you are celebrating a special occasion. Rooms are graded by the direction they face, with the west-facing Superior View Rooms offering stunning vistas of the desert sunsets. The two suites are much larger and ideal when celebrating a special occasion or simply for those looking to get a real taste of luxury. There is a sparkling swimming pool and terrace hidden away amongst the rocks, whilst the sundowner drinks spot on top of the hill is one of the most striking features of the lodge. The food is excellent, arguably the best culinary experience in Namibia and is a big draw for staying here.
Guests staying here have easy access to the ancient rock art sites of Twyfelfontein as well as the amazing geological formations known as the organ pipes, which can be visited either on a self-drive or guided basis. Drives through the river beds to search for desert adapted elephant can also be enjoyed on a daily basis with the highly experienced guiding team.
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