Places in Damaraland
Damaraland in Namibia is located to the south of Etosha and north of Swakopmund. It is known for its spectacular scenery and desert elephants. Massive granite koppies and distant mountain ranges are characteristic of the Damaraland landscape.Namibia
The Brandberg and Twyfelfontein areas in Damaraland host fascinating rock engravings and paintings thought to be 6000 years old, of which the White Lady of the Brandberg is the best known. The fantastical Petrified Forest, a collection of around 50 fossilized trees over 260 million years old is also nearby, as well as Burnt Mountain, Namibia’s highest mountain. The Vingerklip (finger rock) is a towering finger of limestone near Khorixas that rises 35m above its base. This is a remnant of a plateau formed over 15 million years ago.
Damaraland is home to the desert adapted black rhino and a number of professional conservationists are dedicated to monitor and protect the dwindling species from poachers. The Damaraland community consists of a unique group of people who have recognised the value of the wildlife on their land and formed a Community Wildlife Conservancy to protect it. The food and water availability determines the movement and cycles of the rare and endangered Desert Elephant, Black Rhino, Gemsbok, Kudu, Springbok and other species adapted to desert's harsh conditions. Lion and Cheetah have been spotted in the area on a few occasions. Other game species include Ostrich.
Activities basically include drives, nature walks and visits to the famous Twyfelfontein engravings. The opportunity to sight the Desert Elephant depends on their movements - which range over great distances. And off course, stargazing is a must, with crystal-clear night skies. See Damaraland accommodation and Namibia safari tours below.
Northern Namibia : Damaraland
This Damaraland lodge in Namibia offers accommodation in Twyfelfontein and the opportunity of seeing Desert Elephant in the wild. Camp Kipwe
The beautiful Damaraland tented camp, Namibia, is situated in the arid Huab River Valley with endless views across stark plains and the Brandberg Mountains
Desert Rhino Camp is a luxury mobile camp and one of the most exciting safari camps in rugged northern Damaraland, Namibia
Doro Nawas Camp is a Damaraland lodge in Namibia close to the Twyfelfontein rock art paintings, desert dwelling Elephants and the Aba-Huab River Valley
Etendeka Mountain Camp is a permanent tented camp and offers a pristine wilderness experience ideal for seekers of peace, solitude, wide open spaces and vast panoramas
Etusis Lodge in Damaraland, northern Namibia, is situated in the 12 000 hectare Etusis Nature Reserve. Enjoy game-drives and spot African wildlife during a safari in Damaraland
This Damaraland lodge in Namibia offers great examples of Bushman paintings and San rock art. Guests at Twyfelfontein Country Lodge