‘Kipwe’, meaning blessed in Swahili, is built creatively into the large granite boulders of the
area and is the latest addition to the Vision of Africa camps.
The camp is nestled in the boulders, facing out onto superb scenery. Incorporating boulders,
small red basalt rocks and mopane branches, it has a natural organic feel. The nine rooms
and one suite (with separate lounge and bedroom) are round in shape, with large outside
decks to admire the view. The outside, partially open bathrooms adjoining the bedrooms
have boulder, cement and rock walls, and roofs of rough mopane branches. Hot water is
supplied by wood-burning ‘donkey’ boilers.
The central area of the camp is raised and comprises four thatched domes; the reception
area and curio shop, dining room, lounge and bar and guest toilets all with amazing views
toward the Aba Huab riverbed. An outside boma area is an additional venue for fire-cooked
meals. The central sitting area is furnished with wood and cane chairs, a leather couch,
rough hewn chunks of wood used as small tables, tree trunk supports and woven lights
hanging elegantly from the thatch roofs.
A small swimming pool built into the rocks and a viewpoint with 360 degrees of breathtaking
beauty, are two attractive outdoor features.
Activities at the camp include nature drives with the possibility of seeing the desert-adapted
elephants in the dry season, Twyfelfontein excursions to the rock engravings and guided
walks in front of the camp with Kipwe’s experienced guides