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Etendeka Mountain Camp is situated in the Etendeka Tourist Concession in the foothills of the Grootberg on the edge of the rocky Namib Desert. The concession is part of the old Damaraland where the wildlife, living alongside nomadic pastoralists, is truly wild and free to roam uninhibited. The ancient basalt has been eroded into a dramatic landscape of flat-topped hills, and plains strewn with weathered boulders.
Etendeka Mountain Camp strives to be at one with the environment, bringing you as close to nature as possible without compromising on safety or comfort. Solar heating and electricity do not disturb the silence, whilst all the plants and animals found around the camp are indigenous to the area.
Each of the ten walk-in, shaded tents are provided with two beds, linen, towels wash basin, a bush shower with hot and cold water, a flush toilet and electric light. Water is of high quality, but in short supply so laundry is not done at the camp.
The sighting of Hartman's Mountain Zebra, oryx, springbok, giraffe or perhaps even the desert adapted elephant or black rhino may add an exciting bonus to your stay. Evidence of these animals, however, is often seen, along with less conspicuous inhabitants - reptiles, small mammals, insects and other arthropods.
Etendeka Mountain Camp is an excellent place for walking in the cool of the morning, an afternoon game drive and possibly a short hike up one of the local mountains.
Access to Etendeka Mountain Camp from the public road is by 4x4 vehicle through rugged terrain. Guests are met at the transfer point at 16h00 in the summer or 15h30 in the winter. The transfer, which takes one and a half hours, gives guests a good introduction to the area.
Etendeka Mountain Camp offers a unique, pristine wilderness experience which will appeal to photographer, naturalist, astronomer and geologist alike, as well as lovers of peace, quiet and open space. To get the most of your experience you will need to spend at least two nights here. With a maximum of 16 guests, everyone is assured personal attention in a relaxed atmosphere.