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Couples, Families & Honeymoons
If youre not looking for it, you might just miss Camp Kipwe.
Discreetly camouflaged into a rounded rocky kopje with equally rounded thatched roofs, the camp is designed to merge harmoniously with the natural environment.
Located within the Twyfelfontein Conservancy of Damaraland, part of Namibias first World Heritage Site, Camp Kipwe offers breathtaking views of the Aba Huab Valley.
As you wander among the large boulders at Camp Kipwe, youll find dome-shaped bungalows hidden among the rocks, some covered with bright pink and red bougainvillea.
Their unusual design and innovative construction from stone, means the bungalows are climate-controlled to manage Namibias harsh weather. The whole property has been built out of wood and stone, and most of the furniture has been carved out of local fallen trees.
There are just nine luxurious bungalows, all facing the dry river bed, with shaded verandahs to watch the glorious sunset every evening. The comfortable bedrooms feature a natural design, with white linens and wooden furniture, although youll also find modern amenities and in the one suite there is even air-conditioning and a television.
Theres a range of bungalows to suit everyone, from the opulent Luxury Suite, perfect for honeymooners with an outdoor bath and panoramic views of the desert, to the special kids tents which can be pitched at the back of two bungalows.
As you move around the camp, youll find a gorgeous rock pool hidden between two rocks, with sunloungers where you can keep watch for the brightly coloured Namibian rock agama lizards who also like to soak up the sun.
You can also kick back on the outdoor terrace, with a plush lounge, comfortable sofas, and a rocky outcrop where drinks are served while you soak up the spectacular sunsets.
The bungalows at Camp Kipwe can be set up with double or single beds, and can accommodate both couples and families. Two of the bungalows can be easily converted into family rooms, with tents and raised beds set up on the outdoor terraces. The Luxury Suite is the best room in the camp and is perfect for those looking for the ultimate desert getaway. Equipped with satellite TV, an ensuite bathroom, outdoor shower and a bathtub, youll adore the unparalleled views in style.
With a clever design of high, rounded roofs and canvas walls that can be rolled up, the rooms stay naturally cool throughout the day. The en-suite bathrooms feature outdoor showers and have a unique design with rocks built into the walls.
A range of fantastic day trips within the local region can be arranged, including a visit to the heritage site Twyfelfontein and a chance to track the elusive desert-adapted elephants.
Camp Kipwe features a superb restaurant with shaded and open-air dining options. Drinks and snacks are served on a nearby rocky outcrop with 360 degree views of the magnificent sunset.
Camp Kipwe is active in many environmental conservation and community development projects in the region. They source their vegetables from a community-based vegetable garden and have provided locals with extensive training on how to manage small-scale businesses. The camp is committed to sustainable initiatives, and are proud to have one of the most eco-friendly designs in the country, with innovative bungalows built to minimise the need for air-conditioning, and furniture crafted from locally-sourced materials.
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