Damaraland

Damaraland

Things to do - general

 

Damaraland is one of the most interesting and dramatic regions in Namibia. Referring primarily to a harsh stretch of burnt mountains and rugged semi-desert, the region is just inland from miles of wild, deserted beaches, littered with ghostly shipwrecks and where you are likely to see dolphins frolicking joyously in the surf.

The Skeleton Coast is a much-photographed desert coastline with rusty shipwrecks emerging eerily through the thick fog. Ancient seafarers had good reason to fear these waters – apart from the rough seas, being stranded in the Namib Desert was one of the most terrible fates that could befall a sailor. Heading inland was not much better: the barren Damaraland is very beautiful but arid and unforgiving.

It’s the home of the legendary desert elephants – adapted to life in a fragile environment with few resources – as well as black rhino and good birding.Thankfully there is great desert accommodation, which means you don’t have to rough it in Damaraland in the slightest.

Damaraland Accommodation

Damaraland Camp is a luxurious tented camp that hasn’t forgotten its roots, laying claim to being one of Namibia’s best eco-toursism ventures, as well as delivering an amazing desert experience.

Desert Rhino Camp is a superior tented camp on a private game concession that could not be accused of false advertising: central to its existence is the sophisticated relationship the camp has with black rhino conservation.

Mowani Mountain Lodge is lucky enough to be located in an area of truly outstanding scenery where you can blend game viewing with rock art.

There is also the geologically fascinating Brandberg Nature Reserve, with highly significant San rock paintings. Further east in the region are towns like Khorixas, Omaruru and Kamanjab. Don’t miss out on the Petrified Forest, with its 250 million-year-old fossilised logs. Other interesting features are the Uis mine and Kalkfield.

Country Namibia
Damaraland Camp

Damaraland Camp

Damaraland
Damaraland Camp is situated on the northern face of the Huab River valley and looks the south toward More info
Desert Rhino Camp

Desert Rhino Camp

Damaraland
Desert Rhino Camp is a luxury tented camp run in conjunction with the Save the Rhino Trust in the pr More info
Doro Nawas Camp

Doro Nawas Camp

Damaraland
Doro Nawas Camp is situated in the ruggedly beautiful Damaraland area, on a small, rocky outcrop wit More info
Mowani Mountain Camp

Mowani Mountain Camp

Damaraland
Mowani Mountain Camp, which is taken from the Swahili word M’wane meaning ‘place of god& More info
Palmwag Lodge

Palmwag Lodge

Damaraland
Palmwag Lodge is surrounded by breezy palm trees and fantastic surroundings offering you the opportu More info
Twyfelfontein Lodge

Twyfelfontein Lodge

Damaraland
Twyfelfontein Lodge is situated at the heart of the Twyfelfontein Uibasen Conservancy in Damaraland. More info
13 Day Namibia Safari Holidays

13 Day Namibia Safari Holidays

Windhoek Tours, Namib-Naukluft Park, Damaraland, Sossusvlei Safari, Etosha National Park
Day 1: Windhoek Guests make their way to the elegant Hilton Windhoek which is conveniently located i More info