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Located in a private concession area in northwest Damaraland, Palmwag Lodge sits under whispering palm trees on the Uniab River.

The surrounding rock formations and desert provide habitat for a variety of unique and rare flora and fauna. The lodge offers accommodation for 30 guests in thatched bungalows, ten beds in luxury en-suite tents and an eight bedded family unit. Also located under the trees are a restaurant, pool, and bar.

Well laid-out hiking trails allow guests to wander and enjoy the natural surroundings, and daily game drives in 4 x 4 vehicles encounter local game such as zebra, kudu, oryx (gemsbok), springbuck, ostrich, jackal, hyena; and with a bit of luck, black rhino and desert elephant. Interesting day trips can also be arranged to visit the nomadic Ovahimba people, to learn more about their ancient traditions and rituals.

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Damaraland is an ancient area of arid plains, deep chasms and dramatic red, rocky peaks, dominated by the huge Brandberg Mountain. With the Atlantic coast nearby, sea mists drift inland providing sustenance to various desert life forms and natural laws of food and water dictate the movement of the desert elephant.

  • Where: Erongo Region
  • Ideal for viewing: black rhino, desert elephant, springbok, white-tailed shrike, augur buzzard
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris