Madisa Campsite

Madisa is a wonderful campsite in Damarland in prime desert-elephant country and, under new management since July 2014, we are delighted to report this little piece of Namibian paradise is back on the map.

Our rating: 2/5 Stars
Location: Damaraland, Namibia

Accommodation Description

Perfect for your self-drive camping tour of Namibia, Madisa is an excellent camping option with private toilets and facilities and delightful swimming pool built around an enormous rock.

Camping in Namibia is an obsession and in this country less is more when it comes to an enjoyable camping experience where, once the basics are covered, you’re pretty much left to your own devices. Those basics are well covered at Madisa and they include a private elevated ablution facility for every campsite, with a fire-heated boiler, flushing toilets and a view of the riverbed.

The campsites at Madisa are spotless and well spaced apart and demarcated with low walls beneath sprawling acacia trees. A barbecue area and table comprise your cooking and kitchen facilities and the stunning view, desert elephants ambling past if you’re lucky, the serenity and the great open Namibian sky comprise your entertainment.

A short walk from the camping area is a delightful, hand-made swimming pool that looks like a moat around a large rock. You can talk a meander up the river bed to some spectacular rock formations or drive further afield in search of the desert elephant.


Individual campsites with private ablutions and cooking facilities; swimming pool; firewood on request. Note: the campsite is very small and extremely remote so facilities are almost nil and the duty manager is often far from the entrance. We advise you to bring enough firewood and supplies, including drinking water, rather than relying on availabiltiy at the campsite.


Walks among the beautiful balancing rocks with newly discovered Bushman rock paintings; nature drives in search of the desert-adapted elephants; birdwatching; stargazing; lazing in and by the pool all day

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