The Damaraland and Kaokoveld regions of Namibia are found in the north of the country. Enormous, wild and stunningly beautiful, this part of Namibia is perfect for adventure seekers and nature lovers. The terrain is made up of grasslands and open plains, dotted with granite koppies and cavernous gorges, with ancient rivers snaking over the land. The west of the region is made up of sandy plains that are home to a fascinating array of wild species that have adapted in order to thrive in this harsh environment. These include black rhino, desert-adapted elephant, ostrich, giraffe and springbok. Guests to the region will undoubtedly delight in the sight of desert elephants moving across the plains in search of food and water: journeys which can reach up to 70km a day. Guests can also experience the thrill of tracking black rhino on foot.

Why we like it

Breathtaking landscapes, Unique desert-adapted wildlife, Amazing camps and lodges

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 100 000 sq km
Reserve Type: Conservancy
Big 5: No
Specialist Specie: Desert Elephant
Malaria Area: Yes
Nearest Town: Khorixas

Accommodation in Damaraland and Kaokoveld

Damaraland Camp

Damaraland Camp is situated in the Torra Conservancy – an inspirational community partnership – with sensational views of the surrounding desert plains, ancient valleys and distant peaks of the Brandberg Mountains. New technology blends with ancient construction methods to create innovative, eco-friendly luxury in the desert, with the camp’s 10 elevated adobe-styled, thatched units. A spacious, thatched living area is…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: More than $500 p.p.p.d.

Desert Rhino Camp, Damaraland

Desert Rhino Camp lies amongst rolling, rocky hills of the 450 000-hectare Palmwag Concession. This region is marked for its tranquil, minimalist beauty, surprising wealth of arid-adapted wildlife and the largest free-roaming black rhino population in Africa. Set in a wide valley, accommodation at Desert Rhino Camp consists of eight raised Meru-style canvas tents with front verandas to take in…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: More than $500 p.p.p.d.

Doro Nawas Camp, Damaraland

Doro Nawas Camp is located in the dry Aba-Huab River Valley, within the Doro Nawas Conservancy in central Damaraland, and commands spectacular views of the Etendeka Mountains to the north and the red sandstone cliffs of Twyfelfontein in the south. Accommodation comprises of 16 units: a mix of stone and canvas walls with wood and glass doors, shaded by a…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.

Tours and Activities in Damaraland and Kaokoveld

Namibia’s Pristine North

Visit the undiscovered gems of Northern Namibia. While the vast desert landscapes and friendly people of this Southern Africa country are well-known, the rich culture of Namibia is not as widely appreciated. This 14-day safari tour takes you on a fascinating and insightful journey to a number of unique destinations. You visit a “living museum” of the San people, one…

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Duration: 14 days
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

Namibia’s Wild Side: Guided Camping Safari

Namibia is a true paradise for campers. The vast desert landscapes and seemingly endless vistas make it the ideal destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers. This 10-day camping safari tour encompasses many of Namibia’s most spectacular natural highlights. You travel in small groups, camping out each night at picturesque campsites that are equipped with the necessary amenities to ensure…

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Duration: 10 days
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

Self-drive Safaris, Namibia

There is no better way to explore Namibia than by the ultimate road trip in your own vehicle at a leisurely pace over a 2-3 week period. With a well-developed gravel road network you can get about the country in either your own vehicle or by hiring a specifically fitted out 4x4 rental. There are some amazing lodges and fantastic…

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Duration: 10 - 21 days
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

Lookout for

Black Rhino
Spotted Hyena
Brown Hyena

Key Species

Black Rhino

Ruppells Korhaan
Black Eagle
Mountain Chat

Monitor Lizard
Puff Adder

Bottle Tree
Quiver Tree

Dune belts

Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 6
Mammals: 7
Birds: 8
Reptiles: 8
Trees: 7
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