Mowani Mountain Camp, Damaraland
Mowani Mountain Camp lies in an area of outstanding beauty in the heart of Damaraland between the Ugab and Huab rivers. Discreetly built high up amongst massive red granite boulders, Mowani provides unsurpassed views over the vast unspoiled wilderness.
Mowani’s main complex consists of a cluster of 6 thatched dome-shaped structures. The unusual style of architecture echoes the shape of the surrounding boulders. Accommodation is in 12 luxury East Africa-style safari tents built on raised wooden platforms hidden amongst the boulders. A canvas-covered veranda at the entrance of the tent enables guests to enjoy views of the rugged landscape (pictured left). Bathroom facilities consist of a shower, washbasin and w.c. Some of the tents have outside showers and the honeymoon tent has a magnificent outdoor bathroom – the view from the bath rates as one of the best in Africa. The plunge pool with its wooden deck provides a welcome respite on hot days.
In the evening sundowners are enjoyed at an enormous flat boulder with a rocky overhang that serves as a bar. After an excellent three-course dinner, guests can enjoy the stillness of the night in front of an open fire. A popular optional excursion is an early morning guided nature drive to search for desert elephants.