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About Etambura Tented Camp

Etambura is Namibia’s first Himba co-owned camp situated in Orupembe Conservancy, on top of one of the highest hills above the holy plains of Onjuva, where livestock and springbok peacefully graze together.

There are five canvas and thatch chalets, one of which is wheelchair friendly, each with its own private deck extending from the hill. Built on a wooden platform and, in some cases, on stilts, each unit is positioned to optimize the view.

The horseshoe-shape of our recreational area, built from natural materials, fully blends in with the contours of a hill-top skyline. Enjoy your meals on the circular deck with spectacular views over the hills and plains, or in the spacious dining room. Should you just want to relax, settle down in the cool comfort of our lounge area.

Etambura is the ideal place to relax with the sounds of bird life and the rustle of trees. The rich hues of purple-pod terminalia with unimpeded 360 degree views make this unique spot unforgettable. After a game drive, where you might be fortunate enough to see black rhinos, enjoy a stroll and explore the hill with its many widespread species of plants and shrubs.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 6 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 9 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

All bookings must be confirmed in writing.

Etambura Tented Camp Rooms

Reviews for Etambura Tented Camp

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Pippa Wilson
30 March 2020

A spectacular spot, clever design and use of local building materials well camouflaged into the environment, warm hospitality- a highlight of our trip to Kaokoland

Daniela Hitz
19 September 2019

A place to come again.

Arnd Rafflenbeul
21 October 2018

The view is great.When we arrived at about 16:00 nobody was there. We arranged ourselves. Later the staff arrived. The cleanliness of the kitchen area was not acceptable. One question, is Etambura always occupied by one party? If not we asked ourselves how with more than one party the cooking should be done. In one of the bungalow the toilet flush was not functioning properly and the showerhead was blocked by 60%. In the „hot“ water was not even warm. We checked the donkeys at both bungalows it was only a very little fire burningAll in all we was not satisfied.

andrea Frei Rothenbuehler
20 November 2017

Quietness, friendly staff

Michel Geerligs
13 June 2017

Beautiful lodge with spectacular views and very friendly hosts. Wonderful location but can only be reached by 4x4. Self-catering lodge, but hosting team will be of assistance. Establishment's Response: Dear Michel,Thank you very much for your positive review.Glad to hear everything was “thumps up”.It is not always easy to meet the needs of our guest, in this very remote area.Thank you and hope to hear from you again.

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Etambura Tented Camp is 19.7km from the centre of Orupembe , the nearest airport 599.6km (Walvis Bay Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling