Madisa Camp is a small oasis in the Twyfelfontein Conservancy in the beautiful Damaraland of Namibia.
After our 3 night stay in Spitzkoppe we headed further north to the Twyfelfontein region in search of the elusive Desert Elephants. En route, we used the iOverlander app to search for campsites in the area and decided to stay at Madisa Camp based on all the positive reviews and affordable rates. The interesting and idyllic circular shape swimming pool might also have influenced our decision.
Campsites at Madisa Camp
Madisa Camp was another top campsite on our trip, the serene setting between the rock formations, clean ablutions and braai facility was everything we needed after a long day driving.
Spaciously scattered along the dry Gauntegab River bed are 9 private shaded campsites, each with running water and its own stilted ablution facility – The braai doubles up as a donkey-geyser. The private campsites are big and great for families.
We opted to stay in one of the 5 overlanding sites. These smaller sites are located closer to the communal swimming pool and bar area. Travelers staying at the overland sites make use of a tidy and clean communal ablution block.
The overland sites, have a nice circle braai area with wash up sinks with running water and is ideal for vehicles with rooftop tents. The camp even has a washing line, which is always a bonus for long term overlanders.
Madisa Camp also offers 7 self-catering Tented Camps each with it’s own private ablution.
Rustic meals can be ordered if you are not in the mood to prepare lunch or dinner yourself.
As we only stayed for one night we didn’t get a chance to take part in the activities they offer such as guided village walks, elephant tracking or the sundowner drive. But on our next visit will definitely plan to stay longer.
How to get to Madisa Camp
Madisa Camp is situated about 180km from Spitzkoppe. The camp lies between Uis and Khorixas, off the C35 on the D2612, 18km towards Twyfelfontein.
How to Book
Bookings can be made directly with Madisa Camp and the process is fairly easy. I gave them a call about an hour before we arrived and paid *N$160 per person per night for the Overlanding site.
Need to Know
- The camp is accessible by 2×4 vehicles.
- Some of the private camps are situated far from the communal bar & swimming area.
- Bring your own wood and drinking water, rather than relying on availability at the campsite.
- The generator switches off at 10 PM.
For more camping inspiration and to view our full experience in Namibia check out my husband’s (Juba’s Journey) video below:
*Rates correct at time of publishing and subject to change