Aba-Huab Campsite

Aba-Huab Campsite is a community-run campsite in Damaraland and by that we mean a charming, albeit basic and rather ramshackle operation in a pristine environment close to Twyfelfontein - Namibia’s lone World Heritage Site.

Our rating: 1/5 Stars
Location: Damaraland, Namibia

Accommodation Description

Well situated for exploring the Twyfelfontein area with its ancient San rock engravings, Organ Pipes, Burnt Mountain and the Petrified Forest, Aba-Huab Campsite is a budget- friendly camping option with a twist of local colour and a generous helping of Namibia’s famed scenery.

Campsites are dotted along the ephemeral Aba-Huab River beneath mopane trees and in amongst the bright green dollar bushes. The ground is soft, dry riversand which is actually perfect for camping. Desert elephants may pass through the area in the dry season and many Damara birds pop in for tea.

Ablutions are shared and though they might be a bit hit-and-miss on the hot water front, a flushing toilet and running water is all you really need when camping in Africa. If hot water is a priority there are plenty up-market (though less colourful) camping options in the area such as Mowani, Palmwag and Hoada.

The Aba-Huab Camp Bar and restaurant is a lively hub for both locals and tourists and while the food won’t win awards and the bar stock is pretty random the option of an ice cold drink and a home-cooked meal is just the ticket after a long drive through the dusty Damaraland countryside.

Facilities

Shaded campsites along the Aba-Huab River; shared ablutions with (mostly) hot running water and flushing toilets; bar and restaurant

Activities

Short drive to Twyfelfontein rock engravings (a World Heritage Site); Organ Pipes; Petrifired Forest and Burnt Mountain; hiking; birding; by prior arrangement you can meet the Damara people, try their food and see their dances and rituals re-enacted.

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