Accommodation rating: Superior
Damaraland Camp accommodates guests in nine comfortable tented rooms, with en suite facilities including flush lavatories and showers with hot and cold running water. The combined dining room and bar is under canvas, and there is an open fire on calm evenings.
Situated on the northern face of the Huab river valley and looking south towards the imposing Brandberg mountains, Damaraland Camp offers wonderful views. 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 sand canyon, providing sustenance to the flora and fauna of the region.
The camp offers walks and drives in one of the best wilderness areas in Namibia. A cultural visit to a local school and / or homestead is also possible and boma dinners under the stars happen every second night.
While large wildlife is not concentrated year-round, animals such as desert-adapted elephants, gemsboks, greater kudus, springboks and occasionally Hartmann's mountain zebras, cheetahs and black rhinos can be seen.
This is a wonderful area for enjoying the desert environment. There are no large concentrations of wildlife as the desert cannot sustain the numbers. What makes this area fascinating is that this is the Africa of old, with no fences, a place where local herdsmen and their livestock live side by side with the wildlife. The Torra community are shareholders in the camp, so they benefit directly from employment and have equity stake in the venture.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.