Camp Kipwe

Location: Damaraland | Namibia

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Crouched beneath rounded boulders on the endless desert plains of southern Damaraland, Camp Kipwe is one of the most iconic properties in all of Namibia. Offering easy access to the attractions of Twyfelfontein, this is the ideal spot to spend a couple of nights and relax in the lap of luxury in this unique and beautiful property.
Perfect forThose looking to get a real feel for the desert. The property sits right on the desert floor and the views, especially at sunrise and sunset, are truly breathtaking.
In the knowTo spot the desert elephant pre-book the guided excursion so you don't miss out.

Recommended for...

  • Adventure
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Couples
  • Setting & Views

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Disguised amongst towering rounded boulders, with incredible views out across the Aba Huab valley desert, Camp Kipwe is surrounded by natural beauty and intamacy. 

Rooms at Camp Kipwe

The rooms are all tucked between the boulders that form the backdrop to the lodge, giving them a very unique feel. They are wonderfully spacious and comfortable, with outdoor bathrooms also built around the boulders. Private terraces are found at the front of each room, the ideal place to relax in the afternoons. For those looking for an added touch of luxury and extra space we recommend upgrading to the Kipwe Suite.

Food & Drink

Despite the remote location, the food here is outstanding, with a huge variety of fresh vegetables, grilled meats and refreshing salads on offer. The bar area offers superb views out across the surrounding plains and is an especially popular place to congregate with fellow guests for sundowner drinks.


Relax in the spacious main part of the lodge and enjoy the superb service for which Kipwe is renowned. The refreshing pool is a very popular spot to relax in the afternoons and take in the view, with staff always on hand to serve drinks.


The camp has easy access to the historic petroglyphs and rock formations at Twyfelfontein, which you can either do a self-drive to visit them or go with one of the guides from the lodge. We definitely recommend the guided trips in to the desert to search for desert-adapted elephant which can be found searching for water in the network of dry river beds.

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Hotel location

Camp Kipwe is located 15 minutes from Twyfelfontein and 5 hours from the coastal town of Swakopmund.

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