Damaraland

Damaraland, named after the Damara people who inhabit it, is one of the most scenic areas of Namibia filled with fascinating places to visit for those seeking a more cultural experience. Lying between the Skeleton Coast to the West and the Etosha National Park to the East, Damaraland is a fantastic self-drive destination that offers some of the most unique landscapes and vistas in the world. Famed for it’s beautiful sunsets, the region is also a photographers dream.

Home to the largest population of free-ranging Rhino in the world and the famous desert elephants, Damaraland also boasts places of significant anthropological interest. The Brandberg is Namibia’s highest mountain and home to the famous “White Lady” bushman painting whilst Twyfelfontein is a wonderful rocky outcrop with thousands of Bushman engravings.

Spitzkoppe is a pointed mountain that is a place of great mystery to the ancient San people. All this rugged exploration can be rewarded by a massage at one of the world class spas in the area, most of them overlooking the untouched landscape.

The Petrified Forest, millions of years old, makes for an exciting daytrip taking in the weird and wonderful contortions of the aged trees and The Vingerklip (finger rock) is a towering finger of limestone that rises 35m above its base – a remnant of a plateau formed over 15 million years ago.

Northern Damaraland has the highest concentration of game in the region, with grassy hills dotted amongst the acacia trees throughout the plateau whilst volcanic peaks formed by volcanic activity break the endless plains in Southern Damaraland.

The wildlife, birds and plant life coupled with all the anthropological attractions means that a trip to the Damaraland requires careful planning. Let our team of experienced consultants put together the perfect Damaraland trip for a holiday of lasting memories.

 

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Mowani Mountain Camp

Mowani Mountain Camp

Mowani Mountain Camp is the place to be if you want a totally unique and exclusive mountain getaway in between the large boulders of the Mowane mountain range in Namibia.  The lodge is eco-sustainable and nestles cosily into the mountainside, blending effortlessly into the natural red colours of the mountain.  The thatched dome-shaped constructs of the camp mimics the shape of the surrounding boulders so well that the camp is almost invisible.  It is only when you arrive inside that camp that the sheer luxury and beauty of this place becomes apparent.  Here you can experience a grounded sense of earthiness and nature!

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Doro Nawas Camp

Doro Nawas Lodge

The elevated site of this spectacular lodge supplies endless, uninterrupted vistas of the Etendeka Mountains and the stunning red sandstone cliffs of Twyfelfontein.  This area known for its panoramic views over rugged mountain outcrops and small canyon’s, encompasses an area of great diversity. This magnificent area is also home to the rare and wonderful desert adapted elephant. Situated in the valley of the dry Aba-Huab River this magnificent lodge is close to the famous Twyfelfontein rock art.

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Camp Kipwe

Camp Kipwe

Explore the southern area of Damaraland and all that it has to offer whilst staying in a wonderfully unique lodge, perfectly integrated into this wild and rugged landscape. Camp Kipwe is carefully built between large granite boulders, the positioning of its thatched-roof lodge and igloo-shaped rooms making the most of the superb views across the valley to the rocky hills beyond.

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Palmwag lodge

Palmwag Lodge


An oasis in the desert, Palmwag Lodge sits at the gateway to a vast, wildlife-rich conservancy in Namibia’s harsh and astonishingly beautiful Damaraland region. The surrounding landscape is dry and rocky, yet Palmwag has a lovely, green setting alongside a palm-lined spring in a strip of reed beds on the bank of the UniabRiver. The river acts as a magnet for wildlife, and elephant frequently wander through camp on their way to the life-giving water.

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Vingerklip Lodge

Vingerklip Lodge

Immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of Namibia’s Damaraland region, whilst enjoying the comfort and quirky style of Vingerklip Lodge. This welcoming lodge sits in a prime hilltop position, surrounded by the sandstone mountains, plateaus and incredible rock formations of the Ugab Valley. The most dramatic of these wind-sculptured formations is a 35-metre tall “finger of stone” or “vingerklip” from which the lodge gets is name.

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Twyfelfontein Lodge

Twyfelfontein Lodge

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is famous for its incredible collection of rock art – totaling at least 2,500 engravings and paintings – and is undoubtedly worthy of its status as Namibia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Just 4km down the road from this massive “outdoor art gallery” lies Twyfelfontein Country Lodge, its stone-and-thatch buildings a comfortable base for anyone wanting to explore the unique beauty of the Damaraland.

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Damaraland Camp

Damaraland Camp

Situated in the Huab River Valley, Damaraland Camp is surrounded by some of the most pristine wilderness areas in Namibia. Boasting sensational views of the surrounding desert plains and the ancient peaks and valleys of the Brandberg Mountains, the retreat is considered one of the country’s best camps. Owned and largely run by the local community, Damaraland Camp has many regulars who, having stayed there once are drawn back by the friendly, positive atmosphere.

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Sorris Sorris Lodge

Sorris Sorris Lodge

Sorris Sorris in Damaraland, Namibia, is a luxury, contemporary style lodge designed and built to be at one with its surrounds – a thoroughly modern expression of an African dwelling. With its perfect perch overlooking the Ugab River and the Brandberg Massif, Namibia’s highest mountain, Sorris Sorris is a luxe desert escape that has it all.

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