Introducing Camp Onduli, Damaraland – Opening 1st July 2020
Ultimate Safaris are delighted to introduce our newest venture, CAMP ONDULI in Damaraland. This has been established in line with our commitment to help preserve wild places through impact investments that have a positive effect on the environment and its custodians, as already demonstrated in our growing portfolio of camps in Namibia.
Camp Onduli is located on a private concession in the Doro !Nawas Conservancy in the heart of Damaraland, and a drive of a mere twenty minutes away from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein. The surrounding area consists of iconic ‘folded’ hills, open plains, and wooded river valleys in a largely semi-desert and sparse savannah landscape. Camp Onduli boasts some of the most magnificent views of Namibia’s highest mountain, the Brandberg, as well as the typical cathedral-like granite inselbergs of Damaraland, and the camp is also within easy striking distance of other geological attractions such as the Burnt Mountain, Organ Pipes and the Doros Crater. In fact, Doro !Nawas is named after the Doros Crater and means ‘the place where rhinos roam’ in the Khoekhoegowab language, and this area is home to a variety of desert-adapted game species such as elephant, black rhino and general plains game, as well as predators such as cheetah, leopard, lion, and hyena.
Camp Onduli has only six rooms, nestled amongst the granite boulders that surround the camp, and the more temperate climate of central Damaraland allows for naturally ventilated rooms, partial open-air bathrooms, and largely open communal areas. The camp is designed to maximise the views of the extraordinary local landscapes, and every space is set to become a viewpoint whether from the bed, the desk or the bathroom. Louvered shutters can be opened completely, blurring the lines between the indoors and the surrounding nature, or closed for complete privacy if preferred. A king size bed cooled by its own ‘climate conditioner’ (Evening Breeze) is the perfect place for afternoon siestas and the bed can also be rolled out onto your private deck for a night under a billion stars if that appeals. The camp exudes character and meticulous attention to detail while meeting all requirements, from large rooms to libraries, rain showers to an infinity pool, and plenty of places to relax and laze the day away. Exceptional activities combine with delicious food that tantalizes the palate to create a genuinely unforgettable stay with exceptional quality, while everything blends effortlessly into the natural surroundings.
We recommend extended stays to get truly under the skin of Onduli and to explore one of Namibia’s most remarkable and amazingly diverse areas. Your time with us will be both exhilarating and life enriching, and it can include nature drives and walks as well as tracking unique desert wildlife. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein is within reach of an afternoon Solar E-Bike ride and at night you have the option to ‘wheel’ your bed out to spend the night under a blanket of a billion stars. Trail Treats will surprise you along the way whilst our Journey Magicians ensure each moment spent at Camp Onduli is as perfect as possible.
For more info, click here for Fact sheet