Between the Ugab and Huab Rivers in Southern Damaraland lies a vast and unspoilt wilderness. This area boasts magnificent desert scenery, fascinating geological formations, archaeological sites and a unique variety of desert fauna and flora. It's also the Southernmost roaming ground for the rare black rhino and desert elephant. This is where you will find the newly refurbished Mowani Mountain Camp. Mowani is taken from the word M'Wane, meaning "Place of God", and it is here, that you will find the true meaning of peace and tranquillity. Mowani Mountain Camp nestles amongst the boulders of this beautiful area on a high spot commanding distant views over the ancient landscape. The luxury tented accommodation is built unobtrusively, so as to ensure minimum impact on the natural environment.
The stilt-like supports of the unique tents ensure that very little excavation was needed in order to create this special oasis. Much care has been taken with the design of the public areas, creating the impression of an African Village, with dome-like thatched structures that blend in with the imposing boulders which are scattered around the outcrops. There are plenty of ways to relax at Mowani Mountain Camp. Discover the pool deck, lodged between the boulders where you can soak up the sun whilst enjoying a refreshing drink, admiring the breathtaking views from your pool lounge. The Boma of Mowani is the ideal setting to reminisce over the day’s excursions, and plan the next day’s exciting events, whilst sitting around the warmth of the fire. Mowani also offers you superb food and dining facilities, where guests can feast on a variety of delicious meals to match their taste and lifestyle.
Mowani Mountain Camp : Activities
Adventures and activities available at Mowani surpass those of most African safari's, and include trips in a hot air balloon, game watching and hiking through magnificent scenery. The balloon will give you a bird's eye view of this beautiful landscape, concentrating on the Aba-Huab Valley where there is a variety of wildlife to be seen, with the possibility catching a glimpse of the elusive desert elephant or of one of the handful black rhinos left in the world. A view you will take home and cherish forever.
Staying at Mowani, a traveller can easily join in an excursion to explore the prolific site of Twyfelfontein. Twyfelfontein is a rare example of paintings and engravings occurring at the same site. This wonderful archaeological site offers more than 2,500 engravings as well as various paintings, and is probably the finest example of rock engraving in southern Africa. The images below are photographs of some of the artwork done centuries ago by the first humans (bushmen) who lived in the area.