Damaraland offers you endless vistas and one of the bet wilderness areas in Namibia. Early morning mists, generated by the clash between the icy Atlantic Ocean and the warm desert air of the Skeleton Coast, drift inland along the river valley, providing sustenance to the flora and fauna of the region, hence the high density of wildlife in the area.
Accommodation is in 5 “maxi” dome tents pitched on timber platforms that allow for a small viewing deck where you can sit for hours and contemplate the surrounding beauty. Tucked away in and amongst the sandstone hills, each tent is surprisingly spacious with wooden beds with mattresses and cotton linen. Ensuite bathrooms with toilet and shower are located at the back of each tent.
Domed tents with ensuite bathrooms
Activities range from day and night nature walks and viewing the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein (a World Heritage Site) to daytime nature drives, exploring the mountains, hills and ephemeral river beds and springs.
Damaraland boasts a breathtaking assortment of desert-adapted species including one of the highest concentrations of desert elephant and black rhino. Other wildlife includes Hartmann’s mountain zebra, kudu, giraffe, gemsbok and springbok with occasional cheetah sightings.
The camp comprising of 5 “maxi’ dome tents under the shade, is perfect for taking in the reserve’s expansive vistas and stark beauty and enjoys views into the Namib Naukluft National Park. Dining under the star filled Namibian skies and watching a rose-red sunset punctuated by the cacophony of barking geckos are a few highlights, as is spending unrushed quality time at the towering dunes of Sossusvlei, known for their red colouring in the early morning sunlight, accessed through a private gate which is closer to the dunes than the main park entry gate.
Nature Drives looking for the desert-adapted wildlife, sundowner drives and walks.
Desert-adapted wildlife such as ostrich, springbok and gemsbok can be seen on the Reserve, as well as smaller creatures like bat-eared fox, black-backed jackal and Cape fox.
The area features open lagoons and is teeming with wildlife including big herds of elephant and buffalo, giraffe, antelope, wild dog and much more. It is particularly noted for the number of big cats.
The camp accommodation will be five luxury en-suite tents which are spacious with an earthy but sophisticated decoration and extensive views of the river or the lagoon around. The bathrooms have indoor as well as outdoor showers, two sinks and a flushing toilet. Each tent has its own deck, as well as a raised platform where guests can spend a night under the African stars. The camp is operated on solar power.
Dining is a grand affair with a hosted table set under the stars, with views of the Luangwa River.
5 Luxury Ensuite Tents
June – October
This seasonal camp will focus on walking safaris, but will also offer game drives. The camp combines well with Kafunta River Lodge and Island Bush Camp as part of an overall safari experience. Safari activities will take place in the superb area around the camp which is dotted with many lagoons and in the South Luangwa NP across the Luzangazi River.