Epupa Camp | Established Campground

Namibia

Details

Verified:
about 2 months ago
Altitude:
627.0 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
None
Contributor:
Khayaonwheels

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes - At Sites
Wifi:
Yes - Average
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
Hot
Water:
Potable
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sanitation Dump Station:
Unknown

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Description

After checking the first campsites, I found this one a little further from the rest. The place where they do rafting, very nice and quiet spacious lodge with wifi, swimming pool and hanging bridge to cross to one of the small islands. Camping is N$200pp but worth it compared to the other places which were very crowded with the more senior travelers and campsites are cramped. Motjikuku Campsite which you will find first is owned by a community member but run by Epupa Camp.

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Wonderful safe,spacious & quite campsite. The din of the river can be heard at nighht, but not nearly as loud as the camps sites closer to the falls. Each campsite has it’s own privat ablutions (warm showers), electricity, braai place and potable water. Don’t leave food or any shiny valuables out during the day or night as the velvet monkey’s are quick and curious. 20min walk to the falls and 15mins to the village. I can highly recommend the nature walk up the river offered by Joao Murotwa, a local guide. Also the Portuguese rolls that can be bought in the village center are excellent! Refreshing pool to swum in right next to the bar with good wifi and wonderful view across the river and into the angolan mountains.

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Lovely spot a little further through town but still within walking distance of everythinf. Initially asked for N$ 225 pppn but negotiated to 200 for staying 2 nights. Really nice spot for bikers especially with highly appreciated shade of palm trees to camp under, cold drinks from the bar and refreshing plunge pool to cool off. The lodge is beautifully decorated with traditional Himba trinkets and crafts. It is possible to pay on card!
We also met a local guide Jao who took us walking to a local Himba village about 40 mins further up along the Kunene River. We paid him N$ 300 pp and bought 300 worth of food with a few people from the community at the local shop in town. It was an unforgettable experience!

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Spacious sites under palm trees along the river, ca. 250m behind the lodge. Private open air shower and toilet for each site. Nice bar and lounge area. Loundry service was arranged for us. N$ 215 p.P., negotiated to N$ 200 p.P.

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Lovely campsite with 2 pools, restaurant and bar. Rafting organised here. camp with private ablutions and power, directly at the river under palm trees. stayed 3 nights and loved it here!

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at the moment it's 200ND ppn but we could negotiate to 150 staying 2 nights. we were the only campers but some guests at the lodge. tidy and clean. with small pool, our dog was welcome. hanging bridge has been washed away in a flood last year.
nicely located and quiet. offering rafting and guided walks, expensive though. but it's an easy 20 min walk to the falls from here, no guide needed.

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We stayed on the second part of the campsite without electricity. The location along the river is nice and the shower and toilets was ok.
But staff was not really motivated in the evening to support their guests with drinks, also the price was a little bit to high for what you get.
As said - beware of the monkeys! They check you for hours and if you turn around they grap your food. But they can dashed away easily.

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Nice located campsite next to the river, good view. There are 2 parts for camping: 1 with electricity (50N$ a day, with all the overlanders trucks) and the other one without and quiet.
Its a pity that the place is a little bit run down. Messy camp sopts, no toilet paper, dirty swimming pool. A bit expensive for what is it (200N$). Be aware of monkeys!
We made the rafting (they ask 650 N$ for 3h, really too much! Better negociate). There was not much water but we saw 2 little crocodiles. Its more canoe than rafting but its really nice.

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we stayed 2 nights, for us the best choice because it is more private camping than in epupa falls lodge,
they have on left hand side 5 more basic campsites (flushing toilets and hot open air shower) and right hand site campsites where everybody has private ablution blocs. We preferred the basic campsites because of the more beautiful lakeview and overland groups do not stay there.
Bar is really nice with beautiful view.
180 ppn, free wifi

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6 campsites by the river, all with private clean open air ablutions, dishwash area, bin and braai. Really nice setting with lot’s of palm trees. Price: N$ 180pp. Power at site available from 10-17u for 50N$, we negotiated this for free (ask for the manager). We walked to the falls in about 20min.

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We drove in 10 hours from Marble Community Campsite to Epupa Falls. We took the south route from Otjitanda - Okangwati because we heard a lot of bad stories about the road. This part took us 2:45 minutes over sandy and light gravel routes.

About the campsite it feels like we are in paradise. Beautiful campspot just a few meters from the river under a lot of palmtrees. No electricity, water and braaifacilities on campspot.

Abulution blocks are basic but clean. The restaurant area and bar area is very nice and cosy. The wifi is very bad.
We would stay 3 nights but we left on the second day because i had to work / need wifi.

If you are going to Ruakana (further to The east side), then you can drive the D road along the river.
The coverment made the road more accecible. Still the road is corregated but good. You can drive it with a normal car now. You can drive 20-60 km per hour. The worth part is the last to Ruakana.

Save travels and enjoy the beautiful view!

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After checking the first campsites I found this one a little further from the rest. The place where they do rafting, very nice and quiet spacious lodge with wifi, swimming pool and hanging bridge to cross to one of the small islands. Camping is N$175pp but worth it compared to the other places which were very crowded with the more senior travelers and campsites are cramped. Motjikuku Campsite which you will find first is owned by a community member but run by Epupa Camp.

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