Camp Kipwe, Damaraland, Namibia
Designed to creatively embrace the granite boulders, the camp embodies its Swahili meaning as it blesses the mind, body and soul of every traveller that makes the journey. Taking advantage of the nearby Aba Huab River and all-consuming expansive landscape, Kipwe offers a refreshing perspective on traditional safari life.
Here is where your uncluttered sense of self emerges redefined, as you enjoy the simplistic elegance of the camp and appreciate the attention to detail in everything you touch. At Kipwe, your blessings find you again.
Location and Transfers
Located in the Twyfelfontein area, the closest airstrip is in Twyfelfontein approximately 15 km from the camp.
‘Kipwe’, meaning blessed in Swahili, is built creatively into the large granite boulders of the area and is the latest addition to the Vision of Africa camps.
The camp is nestled in the boulders, facing out onto superb scenery. Incorporating boulders, small red basalt rocks and mopane branches, it has a natural organic feel. The eight rooms are round in shape, with large outside decks to admire the view. The outside, partially open bathrooms adjoining the bedrooms have boulder, cement and rock walls, and roofs of rough mopane branches. Hot water is supplied by wood-burning ‘donkey’ boilers.
Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner are served at fixed times either indoors or outdoors at individual tables.
An outside boma area is an additional venue for fire-cooked meals
Facilities and Activities
Game Drives – including drives with the possibility of seeing the desert-adapted elephants in the dry season
Guided Walking Safaris
Twyfelfontein excursions to the rock engravings