spectacular sunsets, the rush of perennially
flowing waters cascading down richly colored
rock walls, a vibrant bird life.
Epupa Camp, situated east of the Epupa Falls on
the banks of the Kunene River in northwestern
Our small tented camp
offers you a relaxing yet exhilarating few days
of personalized service and excellent meals in
the seclusion of a lush riverine wilderness of
wild figs and Makalani palms.
Epupa Camp campsite is situated well out of
reach of the sometimes noisy Epupa Village and
visitors can be ensured of falling asleep
hearing only the tranquil sounds of
Kunene River and nocturnal animals and birds.
The Epupa area offers much to see, experience
and do. A visit to Epupa Camp will allow for you
most memorable stay in Namibia.
Available at the Camp:
• 9 Safari Style En-Suite Tents
- Electrical Lights
- Mosquito Nets in front of doors & windows
• 6 Riverfront Campsites
- Private Ablution facilities
- Barbeque area & dish wash basin for each site
Facilities available at the Camp:
• Free Wi-Fi
Coffee / Cake
at the Camp:
Visit to a Himba Settlement
Join one of our trained local Himba guides as
he/she take you through one of the small Himba
villages in the region and learn how these
fascinating nomadic people
live, work, think and worship. You will be able
to exchange information and be allowed to take
photographs. This activity includes a visit to a
traditional Himba graveyard.
This activity is offered daily and departs after
breakfast at about 8H00 with our safari vehicle.
Guests are back at Epupa Camp at about 11H30, in
time for a drink before lunch.
• Sundowner & guided tour to Epupa Falls
After cake, coffee/tea in the afternoon we offer
a sundowner trip to the Epupa Falls. Guests are
transported with our safari-style vehicle to the
Epupa Falls and have
half an hour to explore the area, take
photographs and even bathe in some of the pools
around the falls. Thereafter guests are taken up
a little hill for sun-
The perfect spot for photographs of the falls
and river. Guests are returned to Epupa Camp
about an hour before dinner.
• Guided tour to Epupa Falls
If you wish for more time at the Epupa Falls, we
also offer a three-hour guided walk to the falls
and beyond. Departure time early morning or
Depending on your needs we can offer a
three-hour guided walk along the river or into
the surrounding hills to explore the fauna and
flora of riverine area.
You can choose between the crocodile trial, a
3-km walk meandering northwards along the banks
of the Kunene or a walk to the white beach below
the Epupa Falls.
We offer seasonal half-day rafting trips on the
Kunene River on a daily basis between May –
November, depending on the level of the river.
After taking you to our
upriver launch station in our safari-style
vehicle, a qualified guide will provide you with
equipment needed and brief you on the day's
expedition and safety measures.
He will then lead you on a gentle cruise down
the river, with ample time to stop and enjoy the
scenery, watch birds and crocodiles sunbathing
on the banks, and take
photographs. En route we will stop on an island
We offer twice daily departures, 8H00 and 14H00
and the duration is about three hours.
All rates applicable for a minimum of two adult
Bookings need to be done with Camp Management.
Availability depends on the weather conditions
and guides being available.
How to Get There:
Epupa Camp lies on the banks of the Kunene River
in the Kunene Region, of which the northern part
was known as Kaokoland. From Opuwo take the DR
road north. Epupa is about 180
km or three-hour's driving from Opuwo. It is
scenic road, made slow by the many dry river
beds, herds of farm animals and the nomadic
Himba you pass. After 100 km you reach
Okongwati. On arrival at Epupa, follow the signs
for Epupa Camp as it winds through the
picturesque village. We are about 800
upstream from the main falls. A 4x4 vehicle is
recommended, especially during the rainy season.
What used to be
a road only for the most daring and adventurous,
taking an entire day of gruelling offroading and
more likely than not a couple of stops to
replace your shredded tyres, has recently gotten
a bit of a face lift. Completed at the end of
2017, a new dirt road has been scraped between
Epupa and the Kunene River Lodge and the 90km
journey can now be completed smoothly
(comparatively) in about three hours (although
we would recommend budgeting 5 hours to enjoy
the scenery and have a picnic). This facilitates
a much better round trip and can make the
distance travelled to this isolated part of
Namibia all the more worthwhile as you can now
diversify your trip between the arid beauty of
the Epupa area and the lush majesty of the
Ruacana area. For those diehard offroaders to
whom this may seem a piece of tragic news, do
not be disheartened, much of the old track
remains alongside the new road and can still be
traversed for a thrilling ride. Please note
though that in the rainy season between December
and April, the rivers from the Namibian side
into the Kunene are in full flow and the road is
completely impassable and we would advise
strongly that the road is not attempted during
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