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Damaraland is one of the most pristine wilderness areas in Namibia; situated in the mountainous region in north-west Namibia inhabited by the Damara people and named after them. Damaraland offers beautiful views across barren plains, ancient valleys, rocky crops as well as the Brandberg Mountains. The area offers absolute peace and tranquility as well as incredible star-gazing and is ideal for enjoying and exploring the desert environment.
Damaraland is unique in the sense that it personifies the Africa of old; there are no fences, local people and their livestock live side by side with the wildlife. Important features in the area include the Brandberg Mountains as well as the Torra Wildlife Conservancy. Damaraland is remote and offers guests a private and exclusive safari experience. An unusual experience is to see the mist roll in from the Skeleton Coast approximately 56 miles (90km) to the west, and drift along the river valley to provide sustenance to a variety of life that depend on this daily moisture. The Huab River only flows once or twice during the short rainy season and seldom breaks through the dunes to reach the ocean.
Doro Nawas Camp offers a laid-back atmosphere with luxurious safari units with en-suite bathrooms, outdoor showers and a veranda for spectacular stargazing or sleep-outs under the stars.
Damaraland Camp offers a unique desert experience with friendly and hospitable staff; an award winning ecotourism destination in the pristine Damaraland region.
Erongo Wilderness Lodge is private and remote and offers luxurious tented accommodation, superb service and high quality guiding. The area offers a diverse eco-system as well as a variety of rare and endemic plant and animal species.
Large wildlife is not concentrated year-round at Damaraland, making it a good safari destination at any time. However, due to the heat we recommend the winter months from May to September. Safari guests can expect to see desert-adapted elephant, gemsbok, greater kudu springbok, and occasionally cheetah and black rhino as well interesting flora like euphorbias and shepherd's trees. The area also has some of Africa's best rock engravings including the famous Twyfelfontein etchings. Considering the proximity of the concession to the stark Skeleton Coast National Park and true Namib Desert, this area is home to a surprisingly high diversity of wildlife.
The 350 000-hectare Torra Conservancy supports a healthy number of desert-adapted elephants. There are good populations of Hartman's mountain zebra, southern giraffe, gemsbok, springbok, cheetah, spotted and brown hyaena. The bird life is fantastic with raptors including Martial Eagle, Lappet-faced Vulture and Pale Chanting Goshawk. Ephemeral pools in the Huab sometimes harbour Black Crake, South African Shelduck, Hamerkop and Three- banded Plover. The endemic Benguela Long-billed Lark is common on the rocky slopes. Regular visitors to the area include Pale-winged Starling, Mountain Wheatear, Rüppell's Korhaan and Cape Bunting and Namaqua Sandgrouse. Along the dry Huab River with its large camel thorn trees, Common Scimitarbill, Acacia Pied Barbet and if lucky enough a roosting Spotted Eagle-Owl can be found.
Mowani Mountain Camp offers luxury and charm; situated in a region that offers an untouched wilderness area with spectacular desert scenery and fascinating Bushman Rock Art. Unique desert-adapted fauna and flora can be seen here.
Doro Nawas is situated in prime desert-adapted elephant country; the harsh and rocky Damaraland region offers superb stargazing, beautiful sunsets and ancient rock art of Twyfelfontein. It offers a peek into an age old era with traditional cuisine.
Huab Lodge is a small, friendly owner-run lodge with a relaxed atmosphere situated in a private area. Accommodation is offered in comfortable thatched bungalows with en-suite facilities and private patios offer magnificent views of the Huab River Valley.
Palmwag Lodge offers a heavenly oasis; surrounded by calming palm trees, magnificent scenery as well as the excitement of seeing rare desert-adapted black rhino and elephant that roam this untouched wilderness area.
Erongo Wilderness Lodge is a luxury tented camp situated in the Erongo Mountain Nature Reserve two and a half hours from Windhoek near a town called Omaruru. The area offers a diverse ecosystem as well as a variety of rare and endemic plant and animal species.
Damaraland Camp is an award-winning camp offering visitors the opportunity explore this beautiful and extraordinary area. Friendly and hospitable staff will ensure that your experience at Damaraland is personal and unique.
Desert Rhino Camp offers guests a 400 000-hectare exclusive wilderness experience as well as the largest free-ranging population of black rhino in Africa. The area offers peace and serenity with an abundance of space, beautiful landscapes and magnificent sunsets.