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  • evening
  • bush breakfast
  • vehicle safari
  • green season
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  • twyfelfontein rock art
  • damara living museum
  • organ pipes
  • petrified forest
  • village visit
  • ballooning
Damaraland Camp
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Damaraland Camp


... is located in the Twyfelfontein area in the Western region of Namibia.

Upsides ...

This very pleasant lodge sits in a remote valley on a large private conservancy above the Huab River and offers comfortable and stylish accommodation and excellent hosting. It is also a very fine example conservation through community involvement. Activities include vehicle safari in search of desert elephants, balloon safari, cultural interaction and visits to some excellent rock-art and geological sites.

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Downsides ...

The main potential downsides are that the camp is not as remote and special as other fly-in options further north, that the wildlife areas are shared with other vehicles, that the animals can be quite elusive and the guides are often not able to deliver some of the more unusual experiences that the area has to offer.

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When to visit ...

May/Nov ... is the dry season in this area, so there is extremely little chance of encountering any substantial rainfall or even much in the way of cloud.

Dec/Apr ... is the green season, although in this particular area the chances of any really significant rainfall is pretty low. Having said that, the odd shower can really transform the landscape and cause wildlife to converge from a huge dry hinterland. The biggest issue for travellers is the chance of encountering rivers which have been swollen by rainfall further inland, making fording difficult, although these floods tend to subside after just a few hours.

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A few words about prices ...

We are specialists in helping our guests to build the very best and most suitable safaris for the lowest possible prices. A safari can be a very expensive undertaking and we always do everything we can to meet your target budget.

Further up this page you will see our guide price for this place. This is the high season rate per person per night sharing a double room. For most people this should represent a worst case scenario, since various discounts usually apply at other times of year.

We guarantee that the prices we charge will be the same or, more often than not, considerably less than if you were to book directly with the owner. We also guarantee to match or beat any legitimate competitive quotations. Additionally, all our itineraries have fully itemised pricing, so that you can see exactly how much each element costs, which should provide you with great reassurance and help you to make decisions when fine-tuning your trip.

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How we like to include this camp in trips ...

Damaraland Camp is the most upmarket option in this area. It's somewhere we have grown to appreciate more over the years, the more we have stayed here. The staff are a fun bunch and it certainly does feel rather more special being up here in the mountains above the Huab rather than down below.

The Twyfelfontein area is rarely included in fly-in safaris, which tend to more often focuss on the truly wild and remote parts of the country. But when fly-in guests specifically want to track desert elephants or see the local rock-art then camp tends to be the default option.

Self-drive trips around Namibia tend to commonly pass through Twyfelfontein, which functions as a kind of crossroads between Etosha, Swakopmund and the remote northwest, but this camp tends to feature relatively rarely in this kind of trip due to its higher price level.

The usual stay duration 3 nights. This can be cut to 2 nights on a very fast paced itinerary, although you will find yourself cherry-picking the various activities rather than getting a proper appreciation of the place. We would be happy to stay here for 4 or more nights, there's quite a lot to explore.

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