Twyfelfontein, Bordering Torra Conservancy
WHERE THE ROCKS SHARE THEIR SECRETS
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.
The twin-bedded rooms are in the shape of rondavels and have boulder, cement and rock walls ensuring that on entry, they feel like a cool secluded cave, and offer outside decks to admire the view. The en-suite, open air private bathrooms are built amongst the rocks, allowing guests to take advantage of our outdoor weather. Hot water is supplied by wood-burning ‘donkey’ boilers and solar geysers.
The air-conditioned, luxury elevated thatched suite has a private lounge equipped with a satellite television and minibar with drinks included. Large double room with king size bed opens up onto an en-suite open air bathroom with a lovely bath area as well.
Climb into an open-air vehicle and experience the rush of Africa. Mowani’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
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.
Guided Nature Drive
Usually departs at 06h30 and will go out for +/- 4 – 6 hours to explore the surrounding area and search for the desert adapted animals, such as the desert-adapted elephants and desert black rhino. Drinks and snacks are included.
Self- Guided Nature Walks
Available at Mowani Mountain Camp (4km away). Guests are free to follow the short walking trails 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). Lounging by the pool, or relaxing on your private deck is also a wonderful way to enjoy the spectacular surroundings.
SUSTAINABLE ECO TOURISM
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, our people, through training. Staying true to ‘umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu’, we are currently in the process of setting up a community vegetable garden so as to purchase our vegetables from a community-based vegetable garden in the conservancy as well as support other projects. 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.
Chiwani Safari Camps
Semi-Permanent Tented Campq
Max. clients in vehicle
Game Drives, Walking Safaris at extra cost