Mowani Mountain Camp
Twyfelfontein, Bordering Torra Conservancy
AS NATURE INTENDED
In the heat, dust and stunning landscapes of Damaraland, there is a sanctuary – Mowani Mountain Camp. Dwarfed by massive ochre boulders, the camp is absorbed into the landscape, making it one with our shared history of life in this prehistoric land. Every soft curve or ragged edge frames the landscape in a different way, as if you are seeing for the first time, every time.
A luxury thatched suite with spectacular wrap-around views, equipped with air-conditioning within the room area. The lounge is equipped with a satellite television and CD music centre, private dining and bar facilities, drinks included. A personal waiter is available upon request. Adjacent to the lounge a double room with en-suite bathroom as well as an outdoor bush bath and shower with a gorgeous view once again.
A completely private, luxury, thatched mini suite with lounge, satellite television, a king bedded room with en- suite open air bathroom, as well as air conditioning. Laundry service and minibar included. This suite is cocooned in the rocks with granite close-up boulder views.
SUPERIOR VIEW ROOMS:
12 twin bedded rooms (which can be converted to king beds with prior arrangement), with thatched roofs and en-suite facilities. All 4 Superior View rooms face west with panoramic distant views. The 3 View rooms have an eastern view across the valley and the 5 Standard rooms face to the east or northeast and have more limited views into a boulder-strewn valley.
1 large king size-bedded, thatched room with partly canvas walls, en-suite facilities and a mini fridge (drinks excluded). The room is west facing with its own private deck overlooking the valley. It is situated close to the lodge and is ideal for guests who are not too mobile.
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 animal life such as the desert-adapted elephants and desert black rhino. Drinks & snacks are included.
Self- Guided Nature Walks
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 Camp
Max. clients in vehicle
Game Drives, Walking Safaris at extra cost