Author Archives: Mark Adcock

What our guests have to say

“Ngepi is an awesome place! . . .

Love the creativity and the uniqueness! We had a really great time here. Will definitely be back!”

(John, Carol, Lara & Jayne Day, South Africa, July 2015)


“Wish we had more time here…


(Manne’s, Vith’s, Chaplin’s & Tweedle’s, Cape Town, South Africa, July 2015)


“Ngepi – you are AMA- ZING!!!

Such a lovely spot, so grateful for the time spent here. Boat cruise was just perfect!”

(Put Foot Rally 2015, Team “Wrong Direction”, June 2015)


“Could have lingered forever . . .

So on our way thru Namibia we stopped in at Ngepi. Cannot explain how much we loved it.You have created an incredibly special oasis for the soul there. We didn’t wanna move on – could have lingered forever…Thank you – on behalf of all campers, 4x4ers adventurers and truthseekers.”

(Ange, June 2015)


“Best showers in Namibia . . .

Amazing time at Ngepi – fishing with hippos and elephants. Great washroom facilities, best showers in Namibia! Thanks for the wonderful time.”

(Medina, Kai & Colin, June 2015)


“You feel close to nature . . .

Lovely address! The sound in the morning and evenings make you feel close to nature. I really appreciate the sustainability project! Good luck!”

(Anne Catherine, June 2015)


“One of the most beautiful experiences –

waking up to the sound of fish eagles and hippos and a orange sky. The Tree House overnight is a must! Well done!”

(The Landmans, South Africa, June 2015)


“Great sense of humour . . .

Thanks for everything! It was so amazing!! Great sense of humour and cool atmosphere”

(Sophie and Cedric, during our honeymoon, May 2015)


“Best wake up in this country . . .

“Tree House 5.5 the Key is under the mat…” This was an awesome experience. Best wake up in this country!”

(Amanda & Robert Dedig, May 2015)”


“Great place, great spirit . . .

Great place, great spirit, wonderful bird walk. Christoph is very special and sees them all. Thanks to Danny and everybody at Ngepi camp

(Cape Town, May 2015)


“This little slice of heaven . . .

Dear Ngepi Folks, we were booked in for 1 night, which turned into 2, which then became 4… so sad to leave this little slice of heaven. Incredible staff, beautiful campsite and wonderful stay. Thank you all for everything!

(Monica Giermek & Toby Rockstroh, #PoloOnTour , Cape Town – Malawi, April 2015)


“A delightful, funky, totally barmy place!!

What a delightful, funky, totally barmy place!! (That is a huge compliment) Love the humour, quirkiness, friendliness and this total “out of this world” experience. Nice to know I’m not the only eccentric barm pot around, will definitely return.

P.S Do you do residential care for the elderly? We have just retired!!

P.P.S Toy was a superb guide!”

(Lesley Almond & Mike Oliver, UK, April 2015)


“Best campsite by far in Africa . . .

Awesome place! Great ablutions, funky layout. Best campsite by far in Africa.”

(Markus & Marije, Sweden, March 2015)


“So much love to details . . .

What a place!! We felt at home at once and named it our favourite spot on our trip… The Tree Houses are fantastic, waking up with the sound of water and hippos. Great people, helpful, friendly and welcoming. And this place is made with so much love to details – you are the best!!”

(Helena, Thomas, Veit & Wolf, Berlin, March 2015)


“The toilet and showers are awesome . . .

This camp is really cool! The bar has really good music, the people (staff) are friendly and the toilet and showers are awesome! Especially the “Throne” and the bathtub next to the river! Thanks for the warm hospitality… The sunset boat cruise was so cool!! We will definitely recommend this camp.”

(Sӧren & Mandy, Berlin – Germany, March 2015)


“Inspirational . . .

Were bowled over by Ngepi, the campsite the personnel and as for the owner- woweee! What a special treat! A definite revisit on that “Bucket list” of ours. Thank you Ngepi for all the wonders- inspirational!”

(Ros & David Lindley, Pretoria, Feb 2015)


“Nature is very much part of your camp . . .

Thank you for the lovely stop on our journey through Southern Africa. We love, that nature is very much part of your camp J”

(Ruth & Kyle, Botswana, Feb 2015)


“Tree Houses are BEAUTIFUL! . . .

Baie dankie vir die lekker kuier! Dragon Boats was awesome en definitief ‘n “must do”. Tree Houses are BEAUTIFUL!”

(Karl & Chernѐ Schiele, Gypsy & Danelle Grewar, Barend & Antja, Jan 2015)


“Very friendly staff and good food . . .

Thank you for a wonderful stay-very friendly staff and good food. Christopher is a great bird guide, who found us most of the birds we wanted to see.

(Jonny Robertson, Australia, Jan 2015)


“A place like no other! . . .

We’ve had a brilliant time! To the entire crew- keep up the good work. You are all amazing! Back to nature is the new future.”

(Martyn & Martine, Utrecht- The Netherlands, Dec 2014)


“Very very relaxing-

Great place for a good rest. People and service is fantastic, friendly and cool. Please try the Christmas Lunch IT IS GREAT!!

(Magiel & Rina Jansen van Rensburg, Dec 2014)


Tribute to Ngepi

I visited Ngepi Camp together with my best friend / soulmate Sofie, December last year. Two young, Belgian women, with a huge eager to see the world, travelling by public transport and car through Zambia and Namibia. We arrived at Ngepi only at day 8 of our big adventure. On our way to the camp,Continue Reading

Our Wonderful Wild Life

So we were having a little afternoon nap to clear the lunch time sleepy beer feeling and were suddenly woken by a huge splash and then lots of thrashing and squealing and squeaking from the river under our deck. We ran to the edge of our tree house deck and the reeds were thrashing aroundContinue Reading

Okavango River Monsters and other secrets of the Hambukushu people

Okavango River Monsters and other secrets of the Hambukushu people

The sun is just beginning to set as you poll your mokoro along the panhandle of the Okavango. It’s been a successful but long day of fishing, and tonight there’ll be tilapia for dinner, enough for the whole family! Suddenly, your mokoro [traditional dugout] won’t move. Nomatter how hard you pull, it remains stuck. YouContinue Reading

Welcome to the Ngepi family Mr and Mrs African Wood Owl

We would like to introduce you to our resident African wood owls! At night time they can be seen perched on a branch near the bar, making use of the insect-attracting lanterns to find their dinner… Wood Owls eat arthropods, reptiles, small mammals and birds, which they catch on the wing, off the ground or inContinue Reading

Ngepi’s Mokoro Trips – a taste of traditional Kavango life

There is undoubtedly no better way to explore the Okavango Delta than on a mokoro… I loved my mokoro trip at Ngepi Camp! Gliding through the water unobtrusively (without a noisy engine to scare away the wildlife) allows you entry into a secret world. Reedy islands and riverbanks are alive with birds of all kind;Continue Reading

Ngepi Tree houses – where your feet are in nature

A blog by Rachel Lang You haven’t experienced the full magic of Ngepi Camp until you have stayed in one of their tree houses… This morning I woke up with the sunrise between my toes. Little chirping birds – bou bou’s, babblers, and white-browed robin chats – were happily hopping on the branches near myContinue Reading

Dear Mr. Westerner

EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS LETTER WHICH DESCRIBES THE REALITY OF THE WONDERFULL PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE AND HAVE TO ENDURE Mr. Westerner……. Dear Mr. Westerner, My name is Potsotso Motchopi and my family and I still live in a mud hut near a great river you call the Okavango. Many foreigners visit these last yearsContinue Reading

Abundance Feaster!

Ngepi camp Namibia I spent months pondering…. in an attempt to maintain my sanity and understand why I had been unjustly brutalised for years by the very people who I had been putting so much effort into helping. How could they justify attacking the hand that fed them with abuse at every level and manyContinue Reading

May you have enough!

Recently I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said, “I love you and I wish you enough”. The daughter replied, “Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is allContinue Reading