Etendeka Mountain Camp
In the foothills of the Grootberg, on the edge of the rugged Namib desert, lies Etendeka Mountain Camp. The landscape is rocky and dramatic as the ancient basalt has eroded away. This area is part of the large Damaraland area, home to a number of desert adapted animals. The camp is run and owned by Dennis Liebenbergand his family; he has a great deal of experience of ecotourism in southern Africa. Arriving by a self-driven vehicle there is a rather bumpy road leading to the camp, which takes around 1½ hours to travel along; there is the chance to see game on the way.
There are a maximum of 16 guests at any time at Etendeka Camp, which helps in keeping a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. The 10 walk-in, shaded tents each have a veranda for admiring the views and there are flush toilets and hot bush showers.
Etendeka have their very own “big five” – trees that is. These are thick stemmed and have adapted to survive on only 100ml of water each year. There is a wide variety of bird life and guests can go on guided nature walks or drives. There may be the opportunity to see oryx, giraffe, Hartman’s mountain zebra, or even desert-adapted elephant or black rhino.