Damaraland is the remote area of northwestern Namibia that adjoins the Skeleton Coast, whose naturally fluctuating supplies of food and water govern the cyclical movements of the rare and endangered species.
Desert elephant, black rhino, gemsbok (oryx), kudu, springbok and other species have come to terms with this unforgiving environment. Even lion and cheetah have adapted to some degree and are occasionally seen in the area, while few experiences can match watching a small herd of desert elephant in search of water.
Keen birders will not be disappointed, as there is a chance of seeing the endemic Monteiros’ hornbill, Ruppell’s parrot, white-tailed shrike, rockrunner and Herero chat, as well as the wide variety of raptors that make the area their home. The crystal-clear night skies make star gazing in Damaraland a fabulous experience. You will find that being here evokes feelings of privilege, peace and humility, in the face of such a timeless, ancient land.
Namibia in Focus
Along with the world’s oldest desert and highest dunes, Africa’s deepest canyon, some of its oldest cave paintings and earliest evidence of human civilisation, Namibia also has rich and varied wildlife.
Game Trails Self-Drive
Take this classic self-drive on around the country’s ‘northern circuit’, and enjoy some fantastic game-viewing and photographic opportunities.
Wings over Namibia
Experience one of the best flying safaris in the country and enjoy superb game viewing from some of the best lodges in Namibia.
Faces of Namibia
Experience all the key areas of this superb country; dunes, desert, plains and wildlife - the complete Namibia adventure.
Best of Namibia
This flying safari visits the most iconic wilderness areas of Namibia: Sossusvlei’s legendary red sand dunes, the rugged rockscape of Damaraland, and wildlife-filled Etosha National Park.
This flying safari encompasses the finest attributes of Namibia: the dramatic dunes of Sossusvlei, the fascinating rockscape of Damaraland, and the enormous hidden Hartmann Valley in the far north.
Land of Contrasts Self-Drive
This is Namibia at its very best, a wilderness destination of outstanding beauty at every turn. Choose between a self drive or fully guided itinerary.
Desert Rhino Camp
Desert Rhino Camp is set in a wide valley amongst rolling, rocky hills with scattered euphorbia, ancient welwitschia plants, scrubby vegetation and isolated clumps of trees.
This luxury camp, lauded as one of the best in the country, stands on the north bank of the dry valley of the Huab River, which is arguably Namibia’s most pristine wilderness area.
Erongo Wilderness Lodge
There is a special wilderness area in Namibia, surrounded by the Erongo Mountains, where the desert, mountain, and bushveld ecosystems combine.
Palmwag Lodge is located under whispering palm trees on the Uniab River in northwest Damaraland in its own private concession area.
Doro Nawas Camp
This camp, located within Doro Nawas Conservancy in central Damaraland, lies close to Twyfelfontein, where ancient rock art engravings left by the San bushmen are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This lodge nestles on the banks of the Hoanib River, in the magnificent Khowarib Gorge on the fringes of Kaokoland, and offers a perfect base from which to explore the remote northwest of the country.