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Damaraland, Namibia


At Wilderness Safaris we believe in creating life-changing journeys and have been doing so for over 39 years. Our purpose today is stronger than ever in our dedication to conserving and restoring Africa’s wilderness and wildlife.

Operating in seven countries with over 40 camps, we exist to protect wilderness areas and the fauna and flora they support. We believe that in protecting these areas, and including local communities in this process, we will make a difference to Africa and ultimately the world.

Damaraland Camp

The Experience

Spot desert-adapted elephants and other wildlife on nature walks and drives, learning their survival skills in this arid place. Search for smaller desert dwellers; follow a guide on a scorpion night walk with UV spotlighting. Travel to Tywfelfontein to view astounding San rock art dating back 6000 years. Visit farmers from the local Torra Conservancy, and hear how human-wildlife conflict has shifted to conservation. Cool off in the pool; enjoy a spectacular breakfast stop in the wilds; relish a fireside boma evening of cultural cuisine, song and dance, and incomparable stargazing.

The Place

Damaraland Camp is situated in the Huab River Valley, one of Namibia’s most dramatic wilderness areas: stark plains and ancient mountains turning from rust to purple as the sun sets – a harsh land full of geological wonders and fascinating desert-adapted wildlife.

The Camp

Simply beautiful, relaxed, and open to the desert, Damaraland Camp has been a model for community-based conservation initiatives since 1996 – an award-winning partnership between Wilderness Safaris and the Torra Conservancy. Displaced in the early twentieth century from the local area, and relocated back to their homeland from South Africa in 1973, today the Torra community farmers thrive, largely through our partnership.

The camp is comprised of ten elevated, spacious, adobe-style thatched rooms (including a family unit), each with a large deck where you can contemplate the desert. Off the main area are a pool, open campfire, and outdoor boma – canopied with countless stars in crystal-clear night skies.

* For a limited time, and available exclusively from Damaraland Camp, guests will be able to take part in the once-in-a-lifetime rhino tracking experience usually offered from Desert Rhino Camp.

The 4Cs of Wilderness Safaris

As a conservation organisation and a responsible ecotourism operator Wilderness Safaris believes fully in its vision of the 4Cs – Commerce, Conservation, Community and Culture – as contributing meaningfully to the wildlife and the people of Africa.

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