Etambura, Namibia's first Himba-owned camp, is situated on top of a hill near the holy plains of Onjuva in the Orupembe Conservancy.
Etambura has been built for the exclusive use of Conservancy Safaris' guests. The camp has just five canvas and thatch units (one of which is wheelchair friendly), each with its own private deck extending from the hill with views of the panorama beyond. The rooms are comfortably furnished and provide a welcome retreat at the end of the day. Each bathroom, carved either into the surrounding marble outcrops, or artfully created so as not to encroach on the endemic flora, has its own unique charm.
Built on a wooden platform and, in some cases, on stilts, each unit is positioned to optimise the view from the vantage point at the top of a hill.
The horseshoe-shape of the recreational building built from natural materials is an ingenious way of creating a structure that fully blends in with the natural contours of the hill-top skyline. Weather permitting, guests are able to enjoy good bush cuisine on the look-out decks with spectacular views over the hills, valleys and plains stretching far into the distance.
Etambura Camp is the ideal place to relax. You might see a klipspringer or, if you are lucky, a Jameson's rock rabbit. Tiny footprints are evidence that genets and African wildcats call this place home. The unimpeded 360 degree views make this unique spot an unforgettable highlight. Enjoy a stroll and explore the hill with its many endemic species of plants and trees.