Very nice but basic campsite. Don't expect comfort here, come for the experience.
We'd been told we didn't need reservations, upon arrival we were told we should have reserved a campsite. The very friendly ranger didn't mind letting us in anyway though, and we were very happy he did!
The friendliest ranger we met on our trip through Namibia. The only one who actually gave us tips on what to do where and how to behave. He even offered us a free map of the area. This type of treatment was rare at other similar campsites in Namibia unfortunately. Firewood was available for purchase at reasonable prices. The shop really just had the essentials (basically water and softdrinks), make sure you bring food.
Same price as everywhere else, less was honestly offered for the price though. No electricity and very basic washing facilities i.e. The location did make up for it a bit, but it'd lying calling it the deal of the century. Absolute value for europeans is great, relative value compared to other campsites in Namibia was average.
Well I won't comment on the beds as you bring your own - our roof tent matress was great. The campsite was one of the more quiet camping grounds. Really small so no big overlanders with noisy groups. Wildlife is rather quiet (more birds than lions and hippos). The flowing water is also very soothing. We slept great!
Nice clean bathrooms and showers. No electricity so bring a torch. Very attentive rangers keep the grounds clean. Leave it that way and leave no food lying around (wildlife/monkey magnets).
The best part! This is really an oasis compared to other places in southern and mid Namibia. Really lush green landscape with plenty of birds and small wildlife. One of the few places where long hikes in the wild are possible in Namibia -without the fear of being attacked by lions or other large predators. We did however learn that there are Leopards in the area. These usually to stay clear of humans though. There are a few natural pools to skinnydip (beware of other hikers) and cool down on hot days. Really awesome experience and worth the whole trip to this area.
Great place, very diffenent to other places in Namibia. Stay 2 nights so you have time for a longer hike. Setup your campsite down by the river and just enjoy.
- Also Known As:
- Naukluft Campsite Namibia/Namib-Naukluft Park