Hidden among towering boulders in breathtaking Damaraland, Mowani offer sumptuous East African style tents that serve as a base to track the elusive desert elephants or visit ancient San rock paintings.
Here are the value adds of Mowani, if you book as Bateleur Club member:
- Private View Site dinner for stays of 2 nights or more
The delightful Mowani Mountain Camp lies hidden amongst towering boulders in Namibia’s breathtaking Damaraland region. Guests can unwind in the camp’s beautifully thatched rooms, nestled between ancient granite boulders. Uninterrupted views of the spectacular landscape irresistibly draw the gaze from every corner of the camp.
Mouth-watering meals await guests after a rewarding day of game viewing, while a sparkling swimming pool, tucked between boulders, offers a cooling respite between adventures. Guests can join a game drive in the renowned Twyfelfontein region in search of desert-adapted elephant or stretch their legs on guided hikes. A trip to the ancient San (Bushmen) rock engravings is one of the highlights of the area.
The breathtaking mountainous region of Damaraland is situated to the east of the Skeleton Coast National Park and southwest of Etosha National Park. An assortment of desert-adapted wildlife such as elephant, rhino, zebra and lion eek out an existence in this near-barren landscape. A not-to-be-missed attraction is the picturesque Brandberg,Namibia’s highest mountain, which is home to thousands of ancient rock paintings – most notably, The White Lady. The rocky outcrops of Twyfelfontein feature exceptional Bushmen engravings, which are considered to be some of the best preserved etchings on the continent.
Visitors to Damaraland can view one of its more unusual habitats – the Petrified Forest, which dates back millions of years and offers a haunting landscape of gigantic fossilised trees, some up to 30 metres in length.
Namibia is an ideal self-drive destination, although distances between major centres are considerable. The lodge can be reached by two-wheel drive vehicle on good roads.
Self-drive directions from Windhoek
- From Windhoek, take the B1 to Okahandja.
- Passing Okahandja, take the B2 towards Swakopmund until you reach Wilhelmstal.
- Turn onto the C36 to Omaruru.
- From Omaruru, take the 2344 in the direction of Omatjette.
- Follow the road until you get to the C35 and turn right towards Khorixas.
- In approximately 20 km turn left onto the D2612.
- Drive about 65 km until you see the signboards for Mowani Mountain Camp.
Weather & climate
Daytime summer temperatures can rise to 42°C and drop to around 18°C at night. Winter days are sunny and mild to warm, with temperatures of about 32°C, which may drop as low as 5°C at night. Rainfall occurs mainly in summer (from January to March) and varies from less than 50 mm along the coast to 350 mm in the central region.
The currency is Namibian dollar, which is equivalent in value to the South African rand and rand are widely accepted.
Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club and American Express are accepted by most restaurants, shops and hotels. Most South African banks have Namibian branches and South African travellers should be able to use their ATM cards to make withdrawals, although withdrawal limits may vary from those they are accustomed to.
Visas and documents
South African passport holders travelling to Namibia do not require a visa.
Travellers to Namibia must be in possession of a passport that is valid for at least six months from date of travel and should have at least two blank pages available in their passport.