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Damaraland Camp, Damaraland

The upscale Damaraland Camp combines eco-friendly accommodation with astonishing desert views in Namibia’s remote Torra Conservancy, an area known for its desert-dwelling elephants.

Damaraland Camp was born of a partnership between Wilderness Safaris and the local Torra Conservancy, and is predominantly run by the local community. Designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible, the camp’s 10 adobe-style tents offer ensuite bathrooms, walk-in dressing spaces and large decks useful for admiring the striking surroundings. 

Activities include guided mountain hikes and day and night game drives in the Huab River Valley, a chance to spot desert-adapted elephants, black rhino, spotted hyena, springbok, gemsbok and lion. Birding is also rewarding here with over 240 recorded species in the area, whilst expert guides are on hand to take you to see the region’s ancient rock art and unique geological formations. Authentic cultural visits, meanwhile, provide a fascinating insight into the rich heritage of the local community. 

Back at camp, the thatched living area with its bar and swimming pool is a superb place to relax in between activities. In the evenings, you can unwind in the outdoor ‘boma’ area around a crackling campfire, listening to the sounds of the desert as you admire the starry night sky.   

Damaraland Camp, at a glance

  • Luxury eco-camp situated in Damaraland’s private Torra Conservancy
  • Incredible panoramas across the desert landscape with its sweeping valleys and dramatic Brandberg Mountains
  • 10 recently refurbished thatched tents, including one dedicated family tent
  • Amenities include ensuite facilities and walk-in showers
  • Each tent has a wooden deck where you can take in the stunning views
  • Friendly local staff who know the region intimately
  • Owned and predominantly run by the local community 
  • Proud to be the first genuine community joint venture in Namibia 

For leisure and pleasure

  • Clear night skies allow for exceptional stargazing
  • Nature drives in the Huab River Valley in search of desert-adapted elephant, black rhino, kudu, springbok, Hartman’s mountain zebra, lion, cheetah, spotted hyena and more
  • You can also enjoy guided walks with expert local guides
  • Hiking in the Etendeka Mountains
  • Insightful cultural visits to local communities
  • Visit San rock art sites and unique geological phenomena
  • Fantastic birding opportunities 
  • A swimming pool to cool off in between activities 
  • Customer focussed, helpful and sensitive to the current travel challenges. They have booked me a variety of interesting holidays with fabulous hotel recommendations and relative value for money compared to there premium agents.

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    AW, Australia - November 2020