Damaraland

Damaraland offers visitors to Namibia an exceptional and unusual experience. Huge, untamed and ruggedly beautiful, this is a vast and rocky landscape is home to a surprising diversity of wildlife. Go on game drives in search of rare desert-adapted elephants, endangered black rhino, gemsbok, kudu and giraffe – to name but a few.

This region is also home to one of the most extensive and well preserved rock art galleries in Africa, and at night the clear skies are ablaze with stars.

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Highlights in Damaraland

  • Dramatic scenery and wide open spaces
  • Game drives to see the desert-adapted elephants
  • Guided walks to learn about the desert’s unique plants and reptiles
  • Star gazing in the clear night sky
  • Damaraland’s famous ancient rock art

Featured Accommodation

Damaraland Adventurer Camp

Damaraland Adventurer Camp

Damaraland Adventurer Camp is tucked away in a sandstone canyon in the Huab River Valley. This basic but comfortable camp has six dome tents, each en-suite and shaded by its own canvas overhang. Namibia’s starkly beautiful Damaraland Region is home to a surprising diversity of wildlife including desert-adapted elephant, oryx, springbok and black rhino. Set out on guided game drives, go mountain biking, have breakfast in the mountains and visit the local springs.

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Desert Rhino Camp

Desert Rhino Camp

Desert Rhino Camp is a remote tented camp in Namibia’s starkly beautiful Damaraland Region. Run in conjunction with the ‘Save The Rhino Trust’, this camp is known for rhino tracking – by vehicle or on foot – with some of the most knowledgeable guides in Namibia. Game drives offer up the chance to see lion, zebra, giraffe, hyena and gemsbok (oryx). While evenings are spent sharing stories around the campfire and delicious dinners under the stars.

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Damaraland Camp

Damaraland Camp

Damaraland Camp lies amongst the rocky plains and flat-topped mountains of northwest Namibia. Despite being one of the driest regions of Africa, this conservancy supports a variety of wildlife including herds of rare, desert-adapted elephant. Still, a stay here is not just about the safari experience but also the chance to stay somewhere truly remote, watch the sunrise over the desert and enjoy breakfast on a hilltop with extraordinary views.

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Featured Tours in DamaralandDiscover our tailor-made tours

Explore Namibia’s Highlights

Explore Namibia’s Highlights

Remote and filled with rugged beauty – that’s Namibia! Explore this dream safari destination on this 7-day itinerary that combines the best of the country’s coastline and desert. Look forward to the huge sand dunes of Sossusvlei, tracking desert-adapted elephants in Damaraland, star gazing in clear night skies and meeting the Himba people in the remote Kuene Region. As for accommodation, it’s an unforgettable week of pure luxury with flights between lodges giving you a bird’s eye view of Namibia’s dramatic scenery.

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Secluded Luxury in Northern Namibia

Secluded Luxury in Northern Namibia

Beyond the tourist hotspots, you will find these remote luxury lodges in northern Namibia. Explore the untamed desert of Damaraland, landscapes of contrast of the Skeleton Coast, and Himba tribe in the Kunene region. This 9-day safari in Namibia is dreamy and romantic.

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Diverse Namibia – A Photographer’s Delight

Diverse Namibia – A Photographer’s Delight

This safari is a 9-day exploration of Namibia’s highlights. Enjoy the country’s tranquillity, romance, desert-adapted wild animals and striking scenery. Highlights include Namibia’s famous Sossusvlei dunes, Swakopmund, Damaraland and the Ongava Private Game Reserve.

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Kunene

The Kunene River lies on the northern border of Namibia. The only permanent source of water in the area, the river creates an oasis in the lunar-like landscape of the Namib Desert. A boast safari on the Kunene River offers sightings of huge Nile crocodiles, while game drives take you…

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Ongava Private Game Reserve

Home to four luxury lodges, Ongava Game Reserve is situated just south of Etosha National Park. The closest entry gate to the park is Andersson’s Gate in the south. All the lodges have been built in such a way as to show off the striking landscape and Ongava’s spectacular wildlife….

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Skeleton Coast

The shipwrecks found along this hazardous coastline and whale bones resulted in this region of Namibia’s coastline being named the Skeleton Coast. A striking and unforgettable landscape of stark contrasts, this region is the base for legendary holiday experiences.

The region is home to a great variety of…

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Sossusvlei

Namibia is a country of contrasting landscapes from the earth’ oldest desert, predator-rich game reserves and rugged mountains to modern cities and coastal resort towns. But no trip to southern Namibia is complete without visiting the majestic red dunes of Sossusvlei.

The Namib Desert is the oldest and…

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Swakopmund

Namibia’s Diamond Coast is the stuff of legends – home to ghost towns and living fossils as well as an extensive array of natural attractions and wildlife. The Diamond Coast stretches along the country’s coastline and is bordered by the desolate Namib Desert, the oldest in the world, and the…

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Walvis Bay

Set on Namibia’s coast, Walvis Bay is one of the biggest cities in Namibia besides Windhoek and Swakopmund – but it’s still comparatively small when compared to a European city. Its large natural lagoon attracts an abundant birdlife such as flamingoes and Damara terns. The Atlantic waters are home to…

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Windhoek

Windhoek is Namibia’s capital city and the gateway to the region, with an international airport and a host of visitor-friendly facilities. Featuring a combination of colonial German and modern architecture, the city is a green oasis for visitors who’ve traveled on Namibia’s dusty roads. It’s unique history as a German…

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