Etendeka Mountain Camp
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In the foothills of the Grootberg massif, in stunning scenery set amidst the ancient Etendeka lava flows of northern Damaraland, you will find Etendeka Mountain Camp. Here the ancient basalt has been slowly eroded over millennia, leaving scattered boulders lying upon dramatic flat-topped mountains.
The emphasis here is on Nature, and this eco-friendly camp bears testimony to her many riches. Accommodation is in ten en-suite meru tents, which are connected by pathways to the main dining tent. Extensive use is made of solar power throughout, both in the kitchen and the guest bathrooms, as well as for general electricity requirements. Necessary comforts have not been overlooked though, and these include flush toilets, hot-and-cold running water and the stunning open-air bucket shower. Simple, fresh, wholesome meals are prepared, either on solar or on open fires, and enjoyed under African skies.
Did You Know?
- Many of Namibia's endemic birds can be found here, such as Herero Chat, Monteiro's Hornbill, Rappell's Korhaan and Rockrunner.
- An average annual rainfall of around 100mm supports scattered and often thick-stemmed desert-adapted trees, shrubs and varying grass cover
- Etendeka is dedicated to being an eco-friendly camp, making extensive use of Solar Power.
What To Do?
- Etendeka Mountain Camp really is a hikers paradise especially for those interested in geology. The 'Quartz Walk' is a trail that takes you through sections where quartz and agate can be easily seen. The excellent information provided by your guide will include many facts about the local environment, sociology and Namibian history en-route.
- The scenic drive into camp takes 1.5hrs where you can expect to see Hartmann's mountain zebra, oryx and springbok. Rare sightings of black rhino and aardwolf have been recorded on other Etendeka drives.
- Equipped with a decent telescope at the camp, evening sessions learning about the cosmos and it's various constellations are a popular request.