Escape to the wide open spaces of dramatic Damaraland where the sheer beauty of the place will leave you in awe. Gaze at the crystal clear night skies and their shimmering stars and seek out the elusive desert elephant. Make yourself at home in one of 10 beautifully decorated thatch and canvas tents with all the lavish comforts for a restful stay. Damaraland Camp has been completely rebuilt in an eco-friendly manner with better accommodation and amenities.
In the Huab River Valley lies in one of the best wilderness areas in Namibia, offering endless vistas of plains, valleys and mountains. Damaraland Camp is run in partnership with the Torra Conservancy and visits to the local farmstead reveal the fruits of this very positive relationship.
Each of the ten large en-suite, adobe-style thatched units (including a family unit) has a large private viewing deck. New technology and ancient knowledge makes for an ultra-light footprint, and nature drives and walks offer sights of desert-adapted wildlife, ancient rock-art and striking geological formations. Astonishing night skies round out each day’s experiences.
INSIDER'S TIP: Meet members of the local village on a community visit and discover the inspiring story of how Damaraland Camp came to be…
Place: Damaraland Camp is situated in the Huab River Valley in one of the best wilderness areas in Namibia, offering endless vistas across stark plains, ancient valleys and a stunning ochre-purple mountain backdrop. Activities include nature drives and walks while further afield, ancient rock art and geological wonders dot the area.
Accommodation: Ten large adobe-style thatched units (including a family unit) are raised off the ground, each with a walk-in dressing area and a large deck on which to sit and contemplate the desert. The spacious public living area comprises a dining area and swimming pool. An open campfire and outdoor boma are enjoyed during calm evenings and stargazing is superb, thanks to the crystal-clear night skies.
Purpose: Damaraland Camp is the result of an award-winning partnership between Wilderness Safaris and the local Torra Conservancy; visits to the nearby farmstead allow guests to see this relationship in action.
Unique Selling Points
- Authentic and enriching community visits
- Superbly adapted wildlife in stunning surrounds: elephant and giraffe amongst fascinating geological formations
- First genuine, successful community joint venture in Namibia
Situated 90 kilometres from Torra Bay on Namibia’s Skeleton Coast, Damaraland Camp focuses on taking visitors to see the elusive desert elephants in the Huab River system. Nestling in the Huab River Valley, within the 80 000 hectare Torra Wildlife Conservancy, Damaraland Camp has been completely rebuilt in an eco-friendly manner with better accommodation and amenities.
Damaraland Camp is partly owned by the community, being one of the first camps in the region and retaining a strong community ambience – surrounded by low hills in a special but stark landscape, this Namibian holiday destination is ideal for exploring the secluded valley.
This stunning camp makes the most of the Namibian Desert and the 10 raised, adobe styled thatch and canvas ‘tents’ take in some of the most spine-tingling landscapes imaginable. The amazing local people who work there make a holiday here well worth it – not to mention the many activities and photographic opportunities.
Private verandas make the most of the area's stunning views and all chalets feature en-suite bathrooms with solar heated showers, tea and coffee facilities, safe, toiletries and fans.
Walks in the afternoons are popular in this astonishing landscape. Guests can also take drives to see the world heritage site, Twyfelfontein. Mountain biking and bird watching are entertain many – even black rhino can be spotted!
Enjoy wonderful cuisine outside around the boma and the shady decks during the day with plenty of seating. Next to the bar is the swimming pool where visitors can cool off or chill on comfy day beds. A curio shop and library complete the picture.
It has been said that Damarland Camp is the most successful eco-tourism project in Namibia – its community relationship and setting in big game country that looks south towards the majestic Brandberg Mountains make it ideal for a wonderful desert holiday.
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