Luxury as nature intended in Namibia’s Damaraland region
Nestled against an outcropping of massive ochre boulders from a prehistoric time, Mowani Mountain Camp is a tranquil sanctuary retreat in the desertscape of Damaraland. With its striking dome-shaped thatch roofs and award-winning design, the lodge blends in seamlessly with the surroundings. Panoramic views can be enjoyed from a sundowner spot on top of a mountain as well as the sparkling swimming pool, the wide wooden decks and the large open windows. Guests can enjoy drives around the area, on the lookout for the region’s large population of endangered black rhinos, for elusive lions, or Damaraland’s famous desert-adapted elephants. Other activities include paying a visit to the area’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, Twyfelfontein, which is home to a substantial collection of rock engravings and paintings.
Best time to go to Damaraland
You’ll be relieved to hear that the dramatic and glorious Damaraland is a year-long destination! However, the best time to visit is in May through to September, due to animals frequenting waterholes, so you’ll be spoiled with especially rare sightings. If you want Damaraland all to yourself, avoid visiting in July to September when some places can get rather busy. From October to January things can get heated during the day, so come prepared with clothes to stay cool and enough water to hydrate you during your daily experiences!
The Standard Room has partial views of the boulder-strewn valley below. The room comes with 2 twin beds that can be converted into a king bed, as well as an en-suite bathroom with organic soap, a fan, a small fridge, a coffee and tea station, and a desk.
The View Rooms enjoy an eastern view across the valley and have canvas flaps that can be opened to take it all in. Each of the rooms come with 2 twin beds that can be converted into king beds, as well as an en-suite bathroom with organic soap, a fan, a small fridge, a coffee and tea station, and a desk.
Superior View Room
The Superior View Rooms all face west, with panoramic views of the distant horizon. Each of the rooms come with 2 twin beds that can be converted into king beds, as well as an en-suite bathroom with organic soap, a fan, a small fridge, a coffee and tea station, and a desk.
Nestled behind a clutch of boulders with which it shares some walls, the Luxury Room is close to the main lodge and blends in seamlessly with its location. The room comes with a private solar-heated splash pool, king-size bed, en-suite bathroom with organic soap, air-conditioning, wifi, and the option of private dining.
Cocooned by rocks and boulders, the Mini Suite is a completely private thatched suite with a king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom with organic soap. Amenities include a lounge with satellite television, wifi, a minibar fridge, air-conditioning, and the option of private dining.
The Mountain Suite is a private luxury thatched suite with spectacular wrap-around views of the horizon. Amenities include wifi, a lounge with satellite television, a soundbar, a minibar fridge, air-conditioning, a king-size bed, an en-suite bathroom with organic soap, a private splash pool and sala, and the option of private dining.