Huab Under Canvas is nestled in a grove of Mopane trees on the banks of a tributary of the //Huab River in the heart of Damaraland. Protected from all the prevailing winds and sun, the camp is virtually invisible from anywhere around and it carries arguably the lowest environmental footprint of any camp in Namibia. Tents are raised on mobile platforms and have basic infrastructure such as single beds, cupboards, solar power and some important comforts such as en suite flush toilets and bucket showers. However, the essence of the camp remains under canvas, mobile and experiential.
AT A GLANCE
Only exclusive use
Best sold for groups of 4 guests or more
8 en-suite Meru tents
Family tents with attached kiddies tents as required
Open-air bathroom with flush toilet & hot water bucket shower
Day bed on deck
Fully inclusive of all meals, local drinks and activities
Spacious communal lounge, dining room, campfire circle and deck
Huab Under Canvas is located on a private concession in the //Huab Conservancy. The area is largely sparse semi-arid mountainous savanna, with wooded ephemeral river valleys separating hills and plains and it boasts some of the most magnificent views in Damaraland. As it has a number of natural springs providing water throughout the year for desert-adapted wildlife, the area is home to desert-adapted elephant, black rhino and general plains game, including kudu, giraffe, springbok, oryx, klipspringer and steenbok, as well as predators such as cheetah, leopard, spotted and brown hyena.
Save the Rhino Trust (SRT)
Huab Under Canvas works in conjunction with SRT to support two Rhino Ranger teams ensuring crucial rhino monitoring.
Our operations in this area, which was previously devoid of any tourism presence, have brought about huge benefits to both the community and local conservation efforts through conservation levies and the support of the Conservation Travel Foundation.
Huab Under Canvas pays a wildlife ‘sightings fee’ to the conservancy, raising an addition US$ annually for conservation of the area (www.wildlifecredits.com).
We are committed to providing world-class experiences for sophisticated and discerning travellers, offering great attention to detail in order to maintain the highest standards when planning and organizing safaris while still delivering excellent value for money. Our aim is to provide safaris that are educational, explorative, fun, insightful, and ultimately life enriching, with benefit for the places and people that we visit as well as for the guests we take there.