Best places to stay on safari in Damaraland

Best Places To Stay On Safari In Damaraland

You will be blown away at the scenery in this part of Namibia, as well as the interesting species which call this area home. Desert rhino, lion and elephant roam here, however in the South this draws in a lot of self-drivers. That being said, the North is very community focused tourism and is the best place to see the desert elephant and rhinos. There are loads of safari camps and lodges in Damaraland, below are some of our favourites.

Desert Rhino Camp

Desert Rhino Camp is located in the private Palmwag Concession in the heart of Damaraland. The reserve is home to the highest concentration of wildlife outside Namibia’s Etosha National Park and  most importantly the largest free roaming black rhino population in Africa. These desert rhino are one of Africa’s most unique species and subsequently one of Namibia’s primary attractions. The camp itself is a great base to explore the area, is well built and utterly charming but the rhino are the attraction here with the camp focussed around education about this endangered species. Tracking rhino on foot is the highlight of a stay here.

Damaraland Camp

Run by the local community, Damaraland Camp is a pioneering eco-tourism camp that has won numerous awards for its approach to sustainable tourism. Located in the heart of Damaraland with some of the areas finest views and easy access to the Huab river where the famous desert elephant are found, Damaraland Camp is owned by Wilderness Safaris. We regard the camp as the best place to see desert elephant, and subsequently one of the regions best properties.

Doro Nawas Camp

Doro Nawas Camp is located in the heart of Damaraland, approximately an hours drive from Damaraland Camp itself. The lodge is much larger than any of the other lodges in the area and subsequently loses that sense of authenticity that we believe this area deserves. Whats more, Doro Nawas is priced at approximately the same rate as nearby Damaraland Camp which is a far superior product. We therefore encourage people to book early and get into Damaraland Camp which we can guarantee gives a far better experience of Damaraland itself.

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