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 rare and endangered wildlife such as the desert elephant.
Other species such as black rhino, gemsbok (oryx), kudu, springbok have also come to terms with this unforgiving environment, and even lion and cheetah have adapted to some degree and are occasionally seen in the area
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, and the Brandberg Mountain provides a spectacular backdrop.
A visit to this area of Namibia will undoubtedly evoke feelings of privilege, peace and humility, in the face of such a timeless, ancient land.
Our elephant trails trip allows you to see the desert-adapted elephant in Damaraland, as well other African elephant habitats in Botswana.
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