Damaraland camp

Wilderness Collection


 

Overview

Place: Damaraland Camp is situated in the Huab River Valley in one of the best wilderness areas in Namibia, offering endless vistas across stark plains, ancient valleys and a stunning ochre-purple mountain backdrop. Activities include nature drives and walks while further afield, ancient rock art and geological wonders dot the area. 

Accommodation: Ten large adobe-style thatched units (including a family unit) are raised off the ground, each with a walk-in dressing area and a large deck on which to sit and contemplate the desert. The spacious public living area comprises a dining area and swimming pool. An open campfire and outdoor boma are enjoyed during calm evenings and stargazing is superb, thanks to the crystal-clear night skies.

Purpose: Damaraland Camp is the result of an award-winning partnership between Wilderness Safaris and the local Torra Conservancy; visits to the nearby farmstead allow guests to see this relationship in action.

Unique Selling Points

  • Authentic and enriching community visits

  • Superbly adapted wildlife in stunning surrounds: elephant and giraffe amongst fascinating geological formations

  • First genuine, successful community joint venture in Namibia

Rooms:

Standard Tent(s)

There are nine standard tents which are made up of seven twin bedded tents and two double bedded tents.

Family Tent

There is one family unit which sleeps four in two adjacent rooms connected by a walkway with a door.

Activities & features:

Damaraland Camp - Nature drives

Morning and afternoon game drives reveal the dramatic scenery and fascinating wildlife of the region. Desert-adapted elephant are the highlight of the area, although the natural cycle of rainfall dictates the seasonal movements of wildlife along the Huab River.

Damaraland Camp - Cultural activities

Learn about the unique heritage of the local peoples, which include Nama-Damara, Herero, Owambo, and the displaced Riemvasmaakers of South Africa. This activity allows you to respectfully engage with these communities and it also includes a visit to the local Bergsig School.

Damaraland Camp - Guided nature walks

Learn more about the ancient geological past and present of Damaraland as well as about the unique plants, birds and reptiles that have superbly adapted to this arid area.

Damaraland Camp - Rock art excursions

Damaraland is world-famous for its ancient rock art; guests on stays of three nights or more can take a day drive to visit some of these remains and marvel at the artists of ages past. *On request; extra cost

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Reviews:

Fantastic stay and tour at Damaraland Camp
— Traveller 2018