Welcome to Camp Aussicht in Kaokoland, one of Namibia’s best kept secrets.
Situated in the middle of lovely nowhere in the northwest of Namibia, Camp Aussicht ("Camp with a View") offers exactly what it’s name promises: spectacular views of Damara and Kaokoland.
Marius Steiner will gladly make your stay unforgettable. Whether you are camping and self catering or staying in the small lodge (with 4 double rooms).
Camp Aussicht is also a wonderful stop over on your way to Epupa and/or Etosha. Please feel free to ‘look around’ this website. Warning: you will definitely book.
Camp Aussicht sits on top of a hill overlooking Damaraland to the west. Originally practically single handedly built as a dioptase mine (a rare mineral found only here and in Russia) Marius Steiner started a small lodge and campsite.
There are 4 double rooms and 2 ‘bucket showers’ which is both environmentally friendly and a lot of fun. Tap your bucket of hot water directly from the wood fired boiler and pour it into the bucket shower. You will find one bucket is enough! There are 2 toilets outside, simple but clean.
Breakfast and dinner are served either on the terrace or in the dining room.
Current (220V) is available for charging batteries etc.
Just above the lodge area you’ll find the perfect camp spot. There are 5 places with enough room for your car, tent and braai.
Himba and Herero villages at Camp Aussicht
Himba and Herero live scattered around the wider Camp Aussicht area. Marius Steiner functions as a local advisor and offers guided tours to these remote villages. You will meet tribes which aren’t spoilt yet by too much tourism.
Marius also set up a doctor’s post and home for visiting doctors.
Wild life & Mineral mine
In Damaraland you can see the rare desert elephants (if you’re lucky) and many other species of beautiful wildlife. Also, Camp Aussicht is a nice stop over on your way to Etosha.
For lovers of minerals Camp Aussicht is a must see. Visit the dioptase mine at the lodge or ask to see the new one on your guided tour.
Damaraland / Kaokoland trek
On request you can take a special tour through the incredible landscape of Damara and Kaokoland. Prepare for some serious off road driving with the steepest decent of all of Namibia! This tour takes several days and is only available when circumstances allow.
Camp Aussicht lies some 5 km off the C43, around half way from Sesfontein to Opuwo. Gas is available in Sesfontein (70 km) and Opuwo (70 km).
Opuwo has banking and shopping facilities. Stock up in advance please.
• Accommodation: 4 double rooms
• Camping: 3 camp sites, warm water, shower, wood
• Lunch on request
• Mine visit: Underground + Open-cast mine
• Mineral collecting
• Himba tours
• Bird watching
• Walking trails
• Look-out point (1,600m above sea level)