Damaraland is one of the most fascinating places in Namibia, while it might not have the wildlife density of Etosha it does have the iconic desert Elephant and Black Rhino and a whole lot of wilderness! The southern part of the region is best known for the Twyfelfontein rock engravings, the Brandberg mountain and their ‘White Lady” cave painting, the north has a higher concentration of the rarer large game due to having more vegetation.
This area is home to some of our favourite properties, from the luxurious Sorris Sorris to the authentic Damaraland Camp and Desert Rhino Camp to the rustic and eco Etendeka Mountain Camp, all have something very unique and special.
For those that like a bit a bit of freedom and excitement there are also some campsites, perfect for a night in the wilderness before heading to a camp or lodge, we would suggest camping in the south of Damaraland and visiting the cultural sights before heading further north to the more wildlife dense areas and staying in a property with trackers and guided activities.
Another great way to explore some of Damaraland’s extremely remote areas is to leave your own car at a lodge and go into the wilderness on a supported camping trip for a few nights, this involves you, a guide and a camp assistant and allows you to get into areas that would otherwise be completely inaccessible.