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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