Mopane Camp Opuwo
Mopane Camp is situated approximately 5km from Ohakane
Lodge, to the east of the C41, the road which leads to Kamanjab. The camp is
built on the high, steep banks of a dry river, which is one of the tributaries
of the Hoarusib River. The tents are built in the shade of large Mopane trees
hence the name.
Mopane Camp consists of 15 luxury tents, each with beautiful sleeper wood double bed, innovative space for hanging clothes and a verandah with chairs - an ideal spot from which to watch the sunset.
All tents are en-suite. Please note: there is no electricity available at Mopane Camp. Dinner served in the open air boma, where there is also a fully equipped bar and a cozy camp fire. An ideal place from which to observe the shy, but curious, Small Spotted Genet. Dinner is often prepared on the camp fire and will be of the same standard as at the lodge. Lunch may be had at the lodge in town, where Mopane's clients are welcome to make use of the coffee shop and the swimming pool.
The camp is situated in a beautiful, peaceful and quiet area. There is a large variety of birds in and around the camp, for example; Yellow Billed, Red Billed and Monteiro's Hornbill, Pale Chanting Goshawk, Black Shouldered Kite, Scops Owl, Pearl Spotted Owl, Spotted Eagle Owl, White Faced Owl, Grass Owl, Barn Owl, Rufous Cheeked Nightjar, Bare Cheeked babbler, Crimson Breasted Shrike, European and Blue Cheeked Bee-eater, Long Tailed Starling, Golden Tailed and Cardinal Woodpecker, various Hoopoe and many other small birds, all contributing to a continuous natural orchestra . Permanent residents of the camp are small spotted genets , which are shy but curious visitors to the boma and tents.
During day time guests will see Tree Squirrels in the area of the boma. It should be stressed that no food should be left out for the genets or squirrels. At night guests go to sleep with the sound of a variety of owls hooting and the calling of jackals.
Mopane Camp is built on communal property. A community fee is payable by all guests on a per person per day basis. These fees are then paid to the community leaders who use the money for development in the specific area, mostly relating to water and education. The community is consulted on a regular basis regarding present and future development at Mopane Camp. Staff at the camp are employed from the surrounding community and trained in various aspects of the hospitality industry, for example cooking, housekeeping, guiding, working as waitress, etc. The community in the area consist of both ovaHimba and ovaHerero families. Visits to Himba villages are organised from the camp. The area offers the possibility of short unguided walks for the guests. The river has interesting rock formations, where there are cool rock pools for swimming during the rainy season.
Mopane Camp offers camping only from 2013.
Rates per night, camping only: on request
Mopane is a rustic camp WITHOUT electricity, daily conservancy/community fee is payable directly on arrival
Contact & reservations:
1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates
Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Terms & conditions, Payment options and Cancellation policy
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