Candice Buchan
Candice Buchan Africa Product Manager
"Namibia is so different to the African bush – I loved its desert hues and the animals that struggle so hard to overcome the harsh climate."

Damaraland Holidays

Damaraland is a rocky desert wilderness punctuated by imposing granite domes, flat-topped mountains and intriguing geological features including the Petrified Forest, the volcanic Burnt Mountain and the basalt Organ Pipes. Numerous caves shelter a wealth of rock engravings and paintings dating back 10 – 20,000 years. Two of the most rewarding wildlife experiences, both in northern Damaraland, are seeking out the desert-adapted elephent and rhino tracking. Northern Damaraland, is about 90 km inland from the Skeleton Coast. Morning mists, created by the meeting of the cold Atlantic waters and the warm landmass, sustain life in the area. This is a region of unique, rather than abundant, wildlife.

Desert-adapted elephant

In northen Damaraland we recommend you can stay at Damaraland Camp, a remote, tented eco-camp set in the 880 sq km Torra Conservancy. Activities here include nature drives and spectacular walks and revolve around the cycles of the rare desert-adapted elephant, oryx and other species that have adapted to the harsh desert environment. The clear skies draw stargazers and birders flock to spot specials like Ludwigs bustard, Carp's black tit and Monterios hornbill.

Rhino tracking

Also in northern Damaraland, the 400,000-hectare Palmwag Reserve supports a large number of giraffe, zebra, oryx and springbok; and their predators – leopard, lion, cheetah, and both brown and spotted hyenas. Palmwag Desert Lodge, at the gateway to the reserve, is one of the region’s oldest camps and offers an exciting, ‘true wilderness’, over-night camping opportunity. In the Palmwag Reserve, Save the Rhino Trust operates a study centre and a mobile camp, Desert Rhino Camp, where you can track rhino on foot and by vehicle, accompanied by conservationists and trackers.

Twyfelfontein

To the south, the Twyfelfontein area is renowned for some of the best examples of Bushman paintings and rock engravings in southern Africa, as well as unusual rock formations – the famous Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes – and important palaeontological sites. You can stay here at Twyfelfontein Lodge or Dora Nawas, a new joint venture between Wilderness Safaris and the local community.

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Northern Namibia Adventure Camping Safari
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From £1950 per person
10 day holiday
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13 day holiday
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12 day holiday
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Classic Namibia Self-Drive Holiday
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14 day holiday
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Our two-week self-drive tour stays in top quality camps, lodges and guesthouses and you will visit Namibia's most notable highlights including Etosha, Damaraland, Swakopmund and Sossusvlei
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17 day holiday
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14 day holiday
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This Namibian self-drive honeymoon takes in the inspiring Africat project, the world-famous Etosha National Park, the rocky deserts of Damaraland and the ancient dunes of Sossusvlei.
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13 day holiday
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This small-group tour visits Namibia's top highlights - Etosha, Damaraland, Swakopmund and Sossusvlei - staying in comfortable guest houses / small hotels and lodges. Minimum of 2 and maximum of 8 persons.
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14 day holiday
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11 day holiday
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Namibia’s vast and cinematic landscapes make travel by light-aircraft the perfect way to get around and to cover great distances quickly. On this luxury trip you stay in some of Namibia’s best accommodation and take in the word-famous sights of Sossusvlei, Etosha and Damaraland.
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14 day holiday
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Namibia     South Africa
Start your married life exploring the vast landscapes of Namibia and its many highlights including Damaraland and Sossusvlei before jetting off to the 'mother city' for some rest and relaxation.
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