people on a vehicle observe a herd of Elephants in Damaralandpeople on a vehicle observe a herd of Elephants in Damaraland

Damaraland Camp

From: $260.00

Damaraland Camp is situated in the Huab River Valley in one of the best wilderness areas in Namibia. The camp has  endless views across stark plains, ancient valleys and a stunning ochre-purple mountain backdrop. Activities include nature drives and walks with ancient rock art and geological wonders dot the area.

Description

Damaraland Camp

Damaraland Camp is an ideal desert experience in Namibia for your African safari. The area provides authentic and enriching cultural and community visits. Discover some of the most superbly adapted wildlife in Africa. Elephant and Giraffe, as well as Oryx and fascinating nocturnal species.

Damaraland Camp lies within the Torra Conservancy and is one of the driest, most desolate regions in all of Africa. In this arid environment the ceaseless processes of life revolve around harnessing the near non-existent water. The wildlife here have been able to do this in the most economical way possible. This scrub landscape is not able to support vast, concentrated herds of wildlife. It does however support an assortment of desert-adapted species around the camp.

The Torra Conservancy supports rare desert-adapted Elephant and some Black Rhino. Gemsbok (Oryx), Kudu, Springbok, Hartman’s Mountain Zebra, Southern Giraffe, Lion, Cheetah, and Spotted and Brown Hyena also live in the area. Birding is excellent with over 240 species recorded.

Ten large thatched guest suites, including a family unit, are raised off the ground. Each has a walk-in dressing area and a large deck from which to enjoy the views. A spacious main area has a dining area and swimming pool. An open campfire and outdoor boma are perfect for evening meals during good weather. Stargazing is some of the best in the world thanks to the crystal-clear night skies.

Children of 06 years and older are welcome at Damaraland camp. For families on an African safari and travelling with children between 06 and 12 years, private activities need to be booked and paid for. Children between 06 and 16 years must share with an adult/s in the same room for safety. The minimum age for walking activities is 13 years.

Read our Country Information for travel advice to Namibia.

Would you prefer something more luxurious? Look at Hoanib Skeleton Camp. Also in the area is Kulala Desert Lodge or Little Kulala.

For some really interesting information on the rock art at Twyfelfontein visit the Trust for African Rock Art.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly to Windhoek, capital of Namibia with Qatar Airways, British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, South African Airlines or Ethiopian Airlines.

On arrival your safari representative will assist you onto a light aircraft for the 1 hour flight to Damaraland airstrip. From the airstrip it is a 30 minute game drive to camp.

Self Drive

Well maintained gravel roads exist in Namibia, however, if you are not familiar with driving on such roads extra care and travel times should be considered.

Guests travelling in a 4×4 vehicle can drive directly to the camp, parking in camp at own risk. Those travelling in a 2×4 vehicle will be met at Fonteine Pos at either 10:00, 14:00 or 17:00, where vehicles are parked at own risk.
Please note that should guests not arrive in time for the 10:00, 14:00 or 17:00 collection, the community will radio the camp for a staff member to come through and meet the guests. However, it will take approximately 45 minutes for the driver to arrive at Fonteine Pos from the camp. In order to participate in the afternoon activity, we recommend arriving in time for the pre-arranged 14:00 transfer.

Closer to the time of travel, we recommend that you contact us with regards to road conditions which may be affected by seasonal changes, e.g. high rains.

For ground arrangements and domestic flight advice, get in touch, we’ll ensure your holiday is seamless.

 

Included/Excluded

Includes:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Twice daily camp activities
  • Excursions to Twyfelfontein, Brand Berg and the Organ Pipes
  • Damara Living Museum visit
  • Guided nature walks and Scorpion walks
  • Hiking trails – difficult & intermediate
  • Park fees
  • Laundry
  • Tourism levy
  • Local drinks

Excludes:

  • Premium brand drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Domestic flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature

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