One of the most scenic parts of Namibia, with plenty of scope for adventure.

Damaraland encompasses the expanses of rugged wilderness in Namibia‘s northwest between the Skeleton Coast, Kaokoland and Etosha. It is home to just a handful of people, wandering herds of desert-adapted elephants and black rhino, plains dotted with surreal rock formation decorated with ancient bushman rock art, petrified forests, the imposing Spitzkoppe mountain, and the Brandberg Massif (Namibia’s highest mountain).

Though there are no national parks here, there are a collection of game reserves and concessions here with remote safari lodges where wildlife including lion, cheetah, giraffe and more can be spotted in captivating surrounds.

What to do

  • Visit the ancient Twyfelfontein rock engravings, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Spot desert elephants between May and October
  • Track black rhino
  • Scenic flights
  • Balloon safaris