Destinations

Damaraland Camp

About Damaraland Camp

Damaraland Camp is one of the earliest camps in the Huab River Valley, possibly the most pristine wilderness area in Namibia. Since it originally opened in 2006 it has gained a reputation as one of Namibia’s best camps, owned and largely run by the local community.

The positive and cheerful atmosphere is just as striking as the panoramic vistas of ancient valleys and the Brandberg Mountains, far from any main roads, making this an ideal base to explore the area.

A stunning lodge in the pristine wilderness of the Huab River Valley.

lodge Details

Style

A luxurious and innovative camp in a stunning location

Setting

In the Huab Valley, Damaraland, located off the C39, 90 kilometres from Torra Bay.

Accommodation & Facilities

The chalets are made as adobe-style thatched units, raised on wooden platforms that extend out to create private decking with amazing vistas. Each chalet has en-suite facilities (including a shower), a walk-in dressing area, a built in fan and mosquito repellent.

The thatched living area is spacious and inside you will find a restaurant and bar, next to which the swimming pool is conveniently located. Campfires and the outdoor boma can be enjoyed on warm, calm evenings.

The construction of the site combines new technology with ancient methodology making it extremely innovative. It is now owned and largely run by the local people, keeping the experience genuine and in the true spirit of the area.

Dining

Dining is all part of the experience here; not only are you served wonderful food, but the waiting staff translate the menu in the local dialect in Damaraland and click language. You are often graced with impromptu singing and dancing before dinner.

Activities

The wildlife here runs freely, dictated by the natural rain cycle, which does mean there isn't a high concentration of game the whole year. However, this is a truly beautiful area, a place where the light seems to constantly move making for endless photo opportunities. Whilst here, you can explore the ancient Huab River system via guided nature drives and walks. You can do morning and afternoon game drives in search of the specially adapted desert elephants, and you may also spot Gemsbok, greater kudu, springbok and if you are very lucky, even cheetah, lion and black rhino. The interesting flora is not to be missed and you can visit some of Africa’s best known rock engravings, including those at Twyfelfontein.

Child Policy

Children over 12 are allowed. We do not recommend this camp for children; it has more of an adult feel.

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