The Brandberg Mountain in Damaraland

Damaraland Tours and Travels

About Damaraland

Surrounded by untamed desert and wilderness, Damaraland is a thrilling African getaway, which showcases some of the most extreme scenery in all of Namibia. Deep gorges and open plains make up vast swathes of the landscape along with ancient water trails and patches of dry, coarse grass. Towards the west of the region the vegetation grows increasingly sparse and the dominant feature becomes the endless sand. Named after the Damara people who historically inhabited the region, Damaraland is the perfect destination for the adventurous traveller looking for a challenge.

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Most spectacular of all the natural features that make up this area is, undoubtedly, the Brandberg, Namibia's highest mountain and the home of the famous, ancient rock painting entitled the 'White Lady'. The mountain reigns supreme over the landscape and is thrilling to behold. Throughout the region there are several other rock art sites worth visiting, each of which holds the key to unlocking a plethora of secrets about the ancient history of the country and its first generations of inhabitants.

In addition to the various sites of natural wonder here, Damaraland is also a hotbed of wildlife. Specially adapted animals roam and graze on these harsh plains including elephants, rhinos, zebras and lions. Game tours drive through the best locations and allow safari-goers to observe the animals up close. Guided nature walks are also available as are cultural excursions, which provide the opportunity for travellers to learn about the heritage of the Damara people.

Damaraland Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Damaraland

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Damaraland Hotels

If you are planning a Damaraland holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Damara Mopane Lodge Damaraland

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Set within an expanse of lush vegetation in Namibia's Damaraland, the Damara Mopane Lodge offers guests warm hospitality, luxurious accommodation and views that are sure to take your breath away. The rooms are spacious and decorated with bright colours, injecting some life into the living space. When the heat gets too much, guests can jump into the outdoor pool, fringed by walkways that wind through the complex. Each morning a continental brakfast is served in the open air dining area and refreshing beverages can be found at the bar.

Khorixas Lodge Damaraland

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

Khorixas Rest Camp, a beautiful oasis in the heart of Damaraland. Rooms are simple, comfortable and air-conditioned and some of the larger rooms are equipped with fridges. There is also a campsite with tents and communal ablution blocks. In the main area there is a pool and restaurant that serves delicious meals. The camp is just outside Khorixas, the traditional capital of Damaraland - strategically situated to visit the Burnt Mountain, Brandberg, Organ Pipes and Twyfelfontein

Mowani Mountain Camp Damaraland

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Secluded amongst the natural boulders of Damaraland, Mowani Mountain Camp offers a very unique style of accommodation. Consisting of luxury tents, decorated beautifully in a traditional African style. Each has its own wooden deck offering an open view of the wonderful landscape. The exclusive luxury thatched suite comes complete with a personal butler service and is very tastefully furnished. The camp also benefits from its own outdoor pool as well as daily game drives and nature walks. Located in the heart of Damaraland in Namibia's rugged northeast.

Damaraland Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Damaraland.

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