Palmwag is a picturesque oasis on the banks of the ephemeral Uniab river in the dry and arid Kaokoveld in the Kunene Region of Namibia.

Uniab river in the dry and arid Kaokoveld in the Kunene Region of Namibia. The water of the Uniab flows mostly subterraneously, but at Palmwag, it comes to the surface as springs, inviting the desert-adapted elephants and rhinos to drink and enjoy the greenery around the camp.

Palmwag lies between Kaokoland, the Skeleton Coast and Etosha National Park, making it an ideal stopover when travelling between these beautiful regions.

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Palmwag Camping Accommodation

Most of the thirteen spacious campsites are laid out along the banks of the river, while massive makalani palm trees and mopane trees add to the scenery and provide the perfect setting for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Enjoy staying close to nature and appreciate the wildlife feeding from the greenery in the river.

Accommodation Options at Palmwag Camping

  • Camping
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Thirteen campsites are available, accommodating a maximum of 4 persons at each site.

The campsites are spacious and each site has an electrical connection point, a light, wash basin and fireplace with barbeque facilities.

The five shared ablution facilities are neat and clean and partly built from canvas. Hot and cold water showers are provided.

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Campsite Facilities

  • Spacious campsites
  • Electrical connection point
  • Light
  • Wash basin
  • Fireplace with barbeque facilities
  • Shade
  • 5 Communal ablution facilities
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Palmwag Camping Amenities

The kiosk and restaurant provide meals to all guests staying at Palmwag. Safe parking is available and limited Wi-Fi is available in the public areas.

There is a shop, providing curios and basic necessities, including wood.

Facilities at Palmwag Camping

  • Limited Wi-Fi in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Lounge and bar
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kiosk
  • Restaurant
  • Barbeque and picnic area
  • Tour/sightseeing desk
  • Laundry service
  • Free and secure parking
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What To Do at Palmwag Camping

The spectacular scenery around Palmwag is well-known and desert-adapted wildlife visit the springs and greenery around the camp - providing wonderful opportunities for game viewing and photography.

There is a bar, lounge, restaurant and swimming pool where guests can relax and cool off during the heat of the day.


  • Shaded viewing hide for game viewing
  • Swimming pool with lawns and seating
  • Game Drives
  • Rhino Tracking
  • Guided walks

Things to See

  • 4x4 Routes
  • Beautiful landscapes and geology
  • Desert-adapted wildlife
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