Welcome to Damaraland

From the glorious rock formations of Spitzkoppe, Erongo and the Brandberg in the south to the equally glorious red-rock, wild-desert mountains around Palmwag in the north, Damaraland is one of Namibia’s most dramatic collections of landscapes.

Hidden in the rocky clefts is Twyfelfontein, which along with the Brandberg contains some of Southern Africa’s finest prehistoric rock art and engravings, and there’s even a petrified forest nearby, as well as palm-fringed, oasislike valleys.  Damaraland is also one of Southern Africa’s most underrated wildlife-watching areas. One of Namibia’s last ‘unofficial’ wildlife regions, it’s home to critically endangered black rhinos, desert-adapted lions and elephants, as well as the full range of Namibia specialities such as gemsbok, zebra, giraffe and spotted hyena.

Recommended lodges

Damaraland Luxury Accommodation

Desert Rhino Camp

Desert Rhino Camp

The camp has eight comfortable Meru-style tents and a main area that overlooks a sweeping plain that is dotted with Namibia’s national plant, the welwitschia. The campfire is where stories are told under Namibia’s star-studded skies. Best location for viewing unique desert-adapted black rhino.

Camp Kipwe

Camp Kipwe

The 9 specially-designed rooms are unique and private, with an outdoor bathroom, thatched roofs and spectacular views over the surrounding area. A luxury thatched suite with a lounge equipped with air-conditioning, a satellite television, a double room with en-suite bathroom.

Damaraland Camp

Damaraland Camp

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.

Mowani Mountain Camp

Mowani Mountain Camp

Mowani Mountain Camp offers luxury tented accommodation with magnificent desert views. Open air en-suite bathrooms and private decks give you great views of Damaraland and the reliability of nearby Twyfelfontein with its San engravings and paintings.

Etendeka Mountain Camp

Etendeka Mountain Camp

The unique new dining area stays true to Etendeka’s long standing and award winning commitment to eco-friendly values. Simple, fresh, wholesome meals are prepared, either in solar ovens or on open fires, and enjoyed under African skies. Extensive use is made of solar power throughout the camp.

Doro Nawas Camp

Doro Nawas Camp

The design and décor of the 16 natural-walled units (including a family unit) blend in with the surrounding scenery. Each unit comprises a bedroom, bathroom, outdoor shower, and veranda for stargazing or sleep-outs under the stars. There are indoor and outdoor dining area.