Camp Kipwe, Damaraland, Twyfelfontein, Namibia

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TWYFELFONTEIN  |  NAMIBIA

 

secrets

where the rocks

share their

Huddled in the rocks, with sweeping views across the Aba Huab valley, Camp Kipwe is full of surprises, starting when guests first arrive. It appears as if rocks have tumbled down the hill to reveal this gem of a camp. The setting is one of intimacy and space. An inviting lounge area, where birds fly in to enjoy the water seeping from the rocks, a refreshing swimming pool nestled in the rocks and a scattering of bungalows complete this eco friendly camp.

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accommodation

 

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activities

Climb into an open-air vehicle and experience the rush of Africa. Kipwe’s local guides share with their guests an intimate knowledge and respect for the land that they have built up over a lifetime. With new insight into local traditions, you will come to fully appreciate the geology, botany and wildlife of the area. Local villagers are welcoming and keen to share their experiences.

Twyfelfontein, Burnt Mountain and Organ Pipes Excursion

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This usually departs at 15h00 and will last for +/- 2 hours taking in the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein to explore the rock engravings, along with seeing Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes.

ROCK ENGRAVINGS, TWYFELFONTEIN, NAMIBIA
ROCK ENGRAVINGS, TWYFELFONTEIN, NAMIBIA

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ROCK ENGRAVINGS, TWYFELFONTEIN, NAMIBIA
ROCK ENGRAVINGS, TWYFELFONTEIN, NAMIBIA

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ROCK ENGRAVINGS, TWYFELFONTEIN, NAMIBIA

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Guided Nature Drives

Usually departs at 06h30 and will go out for +/- 4 – 6 hours to explore the surrounding area and search for animal life such as the desert-adapted elephants. Drinks & snacks are included.

Camp Kipwe - Elephant Drive
Camp Kipwe - Elephant Drive

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Camp Kipwe - Elephant Drive
Camp Kipwe - Elephant Drive

Camp Kipwe, Desert-adapted Elephants, Elephant Drive, Nature, Damaraland, Twyfelfontein, Namibia

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Camp Kipwe - Elephant Drive

Camp Kipwe, Desert-adapted Elephants, Elephant Drive, Nature, Damaraland, Twyfelfontein, Namibia

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Self-Guided Nature Walks

Guests are free to follow the short walking trails at Kipwe's sister lodge, Mowani Mountain Camp with information showing the names of different plants and trees on their own (or, depending on guide’s availability they are welcome to ask the guides to take them on a longer walk.)

Camp Kipwe - Self-guided nature walks
Camp Kipwe - Self-guided nature walks

Camp Kipwe, Nature Walks, Damaraland, Twyfelfontein, Namibia

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Camp Kipwe - Self-guided Nature Walks
Camp Kipwe - Self-guided Nature Walks

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Camp Kipwe - Self-guided nature walks

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Lounging by the pool

or relaxing on your private deck is also a wonderful way to enjoy the spectacular surroundings.

Camp Kipwe -  Pool Deck
Camp Kipwe - Pool Deck

Camp Kipwe, Luxury, Pool, Nature, Relaxing, Damaraland, Twyfelfontein, Namibia

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Camp Kipwe - Pool Deck

Camp Kipwe, Luxury, Pool, Nature, Relaxing, Damaraland, Twyfelfontein, Namibia

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Camp Kipwe - Luxury Suite
Camp Kipwe - Luxury Suite

Camp Kipwe, Luxury, Luxury Suite Private Pool, Nature, Relaxing, Damaraland, Twyfelfontein, Namibia

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Camp Kipwe - Pool Deck

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more about Kipwe

Lodge Facilities

  • Swimming pool that has been skilfully carved out of the local boulders, blending in perfectly with the natural surroundings, with a view to compliment

  • Lounge and dining room with sweeping views

  • Outdoor boma area is an additional area for relaxing, and is used for dining on special occasions and three-night stays

  • Bar

  • Viewpoint & sundowner spot with 180 degrees of spectacular beauty

  • Curio shop

  • Limited Wi-Fi (Due to remote location)

  • Limited cellphone reception

  • Electricity with back-up generator. Plugs run on 220/240 volts. Outlets are round 3-pin 15-amp type, or 2 round-pin plugs

  • Mastercard and Visa payment facilities. We also accept NAD, ZAR and US$

Family & Children

Camp Kipwe is child friendly.
Children under the age of 3 stay free of charge.
Children aged 3 - 12 are accommodated in a children’s tent or on camping beds in the room with their parents at a special child rate.

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Weather

All year round is a great time to travel to this area! Always pack for hot & cold conditions all year round.

Midsummer temperatures can rise to approximately 38°C. In winter daytime temperatures can vary between 18-25°C while at night and in the morning, it can drop to below freezing.

The rainy season is from October/November through to March, however this area receives minimal rainfall and rain seldom lasts more than an hour or two at most.

where we are

Location

GPS: 20°32’17.60”S 14°25’47.30”E
Camp Kipwe is located in the Uibasen-Twyfelfontein Community

Conservancy in Damaraland. This is in the north-eastern region

with the closest towns being Uis, approximately 122km south

and Khorixas approximately 92km east.

 

Windhoek is 550km and is approximately 5 ó hours’ drive,

Swakopmund is 320km and is approximately 4 hours’ drive.

Transfers from Twyfelfontein Airstrip are approximately 20

minutes.

Access

Closest International Airports are Walvis Bay International Airport - 360km and Hosea Kutako International Airport, Windhoek – 590km

Closest Airstrip - Twyfelfontein, 15km
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We love our people and pride ourselves in being a part of the conservancy we operate in. We believe our community, wildlife and environment should continue to thrive beyond our time here. We invest in the backbone of our structure and our people through training. Being cognizant that we aren’t the only ones that inhibit this space, we expanded the waterhole to ensure a herd of 18 elephants have enough to drink when they pay us a visit. Our interest spans far beyond our conservancy, and we proudly support the desert lion project. To preserve our natural environment, we planted indigenous plants which are harvested and replanted around the lodge and waterhole. We ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ all our refuse and use energy saving bulbs as well as solar geysers to reduce our carbon footprint. The lodge was also designed with this mind – a high roof and ventilation ducts - results in a temperature change from inside and outside, of no more than 5 degrees on hot days.

sustainable eco tourism

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Contact Us

Telephone: +264 61 232 009

Facsmile: +264 61 222 574

 

E-mail: res@chiwani.com

 

Postal Address: P.O.Box 40788,
Windhoek, Namibia

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