Damaraland Holidays

Discover rare Bushman art, desert elephant, and prehistoric watercourses in incredible Damaraland. One of Namibia's most scenic areas, look out upon distant mountain ranges, wide-open plains, and huge granite formations in this diverse and contrasting landscape, home to giraffe, ostrich, unique desert elephant, and springbok. One of Damaraland's more famous inhabitants, however, is the rare and critically endangered black rhino.

Guided quad biking excursions Damaraland desert elephant Tracking black rhino on foot
  • Climb Brandberg, Namibia's highest mountain
  • The trees of the Petrified Forest and prehistoric Welwitschia plants
  • Track the critically endangered black rhino
  • Witness desert-adapted elephant herds
  • Uncover fascinating Bushman art
  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

Geographically the region is a goldmine of discovery: explore the vast Haub River system with guided nature drives and walks and, if you're up to it, climb the mighty Brandberg, Namibia's highest peak. The mountain is known locally as the fire mountain - thanks to the effect of the sunset on its western side - and is home to thousands of Bushman art, the most famous of which being the white lady. To see more of this cultural artwork step back in time with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein. The site has more than 2,500 engravings and various paintings made by Bushmen thousands of years ago, a real treat for the budding archaeologist.

Another highlight of holidays to Damaraland are the trees of the Petrified Forest, which were uprooted some 200 million years ago, swept along by rivers in flood, covered by sediments and then subsequently uncovered by erosion.

Our favourite Damaraland accommodations

Sorris Sorris Lodge

Selected Damaraland Tours

Our favourite itineraries, showcasing the best of Damaraland

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