A rustic yet well-appointed safari camping experience in the Namibian bush
Situated next to the Ugab River, this camp is a retreat that will allow you to experience nature at its best. Ozondjou is the Herero word for elephants and is a fitting name as the site is close to the base camp of the Elephant Human Relations Aid (EHRA). The camp helps to benefit EHRA financially in addition to supporting local farmers nearby. With no cell phone reception and meals prepared on an open fire, this is not only a place to stay but a full experience. Guests can expect magnificent sunsets, starry night skies, and free-roaming elephants.
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 9 Safari Tents are equipped with twin beds, an en-suite shower, a washbasin, and a flush toilet. There is a main entertainment area that offers guests a communal lounge area, dining table, outside sitting area, and fire pit that has a magnificent view over the Ugab River.