Damaraland Camp

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stamp3Why photographers love Damaraland Camp

This camp is situated in the Huab Valley in Damaraland, in north-west Namibia. Damaraland is known for its spectacular broken landscapes, desert-adapted elephants and wide-open skies with no light pollution, making star photography excellent. This community-owned camp has excellent staff and a happy atmosphere.

Top shots at Damaraland

  • Desert elephants and giraffe
  • Spectacular scenery
  • Small chance of seeing black rhino
  • Rock art at Twyfelfontein
  • Superb starry nights

How we rate Damaraland Camp

Landscape  starstarstarstarstar
Wildlife  starstar to starstarstar
Lodge  starstarstarstar
Dining  starstarstarstar
Vehicles  starstarstarstar
Guides  starstarstarstar

Damaraland Camp at a glance

  • 10 tents including one family tent
  • Wonderful boma area for evening meals
  • Dining area and library
  • Swimming pool

The concession

The camp lies in the 3522-square-kilometre Torra Conservancy, which is so vast that it’s unlikely you’ll encounter other vehicles. The elephants roam large areas, so you may need to travel great distances to find them.

The seasons

Damaraland gets it’s rain in March and April, so between March and May, the landscape is beautiful with flowers. Elephants are most easily sighted in the dry season from June to October. December to February will be very hot but with spectacular cloud build ups and a chance of rain.

What Damaraland Camp costs

  • From US$300 per person

Photographers need to know

  • Damaraland is mostly about landscapes.
  • The game-drive vehicles are seven-seater Land Rovers.
  • The granite rocks are awesome at sunset or as sites for stargazing.
  • Elephant sightings cannot be guaranteed, although finding them is an amazing experience.
  • You need to stay a minimum of three nights.

The good news

Damaraland Camp is a community project that employs people from the local Torra community.

Getting there

  • By charter flight from Windhoek
  • Four hours from Windhoek by road