Camp Cornie is the perfect place to experience the unique scenery and tranquil surroundings of the Kunene River in Namibia. The camp is owner-run by husband and wife team, Cornie and Tia Coetzee, who are well-known for their warm hospitality.
The Wi-Fi signal is consistent, and the beer is rumoured to be the coldest in Namibia.
If you’re looking for camping in Namibia offering gorgeous scenery and a laid back atmosphere, Camp Cornie is a top choice for you.
You’ll find this rustic campground in Namibia’s Kaokoland where you’ll experience picturesque scenery, interesting birds and wildlife. The Kunene River forms the northern boundary of Namibia with Angola and has been a vital water source for both animals and the local Himba people.
Camp Cornie is ideally placed for trips to see the nearby Epupa Falls, as well as an add-on to your Etosha National Park safari. It’s also a perfect pitstop while travelling to and from Ruacana.
Camp Cornie offers a range of campsites to choose from as follows:
These secluded yet spacious, clean sites overlook the river and offer a truly rustic escape for nature lovers. There are just four sites available, so you’re assured of intimate tranquillity as well as your hosts’ undivided attention when needed.
The sites are basic with a braai area and access to clean, shared ablutions with hot water. Each site accommodates up to eight people.
- Safari Tent
There is one bell tent for hire if you prefer not to do DIY camping. This accommodation offers two single beds and an undercover seating area with two chairs.
Guests have access to a braai area and shared ablutions.
- Executive Tent
This executive-styled tent offers a luxury experience in peaceful surroundings and is great for those who want to experience Namibian camping without all the BYO packing.
Guests have the use of a private en-suite bathroom with a shower, basin, and toilet. Inside, you’ll find a comfortable double bed and the option to add a mattress for a child if needed.
The outdoor patio has a dining table for two people.
The main activity along the Kunene River is fishing. Here you stand a chance to bag one of the sixty species of fish that thrive in this river, including tilapia, pike, and butter barbel.
You can also head out to spot some of the local wildlife, such as oryx, springbok, kudu, giraffe, hippos, crocodiles, and mountain zebras. Every visitor hopes to find the rare desert elephant of the Kunene or a desert chameleon.
Birding is best along the riverside where you could come across goliath herons, fish eagles, giant kingfishers and malachite kingfishers. You could also come across the rare rufous-tailed palm-thrush and migratory birds are in the area from November to April.
The best time to see wildlife is from May to September.
When you stay at Camp Cornie, you can explore the Kunene region at your leisure. Some of the top activities in this area include:
- Guided tours to local Himba villages
- River rafting
- Birding boat trips
- Sundowner cruises
- Crocodile tours
For more information on planning the ultimate camping trip to Namibia, get in touch or take a look at our other listings as you plan your itinerary.