The Best Luxurious Lodges In Damaraland For Your Next Namibia Safari
If you're looking for an unforgettable Namibian safari experience, Damaraland is the place to be. This rugged and wild region is home to some of the most unique landscapes in all of Africa, as well as a wide variety of wildlife. Damaraland and the Skeleton Coast offers visitors a chance to stay in some of the most picturesque locations in this stunning part of the world.
Come and explore the beauty of Damaraland with us!
Damaraland is one of the last places where you can see free-roaming elephants, rhinos and lions, which are almost impossible to find anywhere else in Africa (free-roaming, that is).
Our team has selected a portfolio of Namibia lodges in the Damaraland region that will make your experience unforgettable. We have everything from luxury lodges with private pools and spas to more rustic safari camp options that give guests an authentic bush and nature experience.
Experience nature at its finest by going on safari in Damaraland!
Luxury Safari Camp And Lodges In Damaraland, Namibia
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp
Rates from NAD$ 15 690.00 per person
The Hoanib River Camp is located in Damaraland within a few metres of the iconic Hoanib Riverbed that offers up exceptional sightings of desert wildlife and birdlife.
The Hoanib River and Palmwag concession offer up some of the most amazing scenery to be found in Namibia, a truly wild and remote stretch of land waits.
Rates from NAD$ 2 609.00 per person
Palmwag Lodge is one of Namibia's oldest and most popular tourist destinations and is renowned for its idyllic location amongst rustling palm trees, spectacular scenery and convenient location in the vast 450 000ha Palmwag Concession.
Wildlife in and around this private Damaraland concession is truly incredible.
Doro Nawas Camp
Rates from NAD$ 5 703.00 per person
Doro Nawas Camp is situated in the beautiful Damaraland on a small, rocky outcrop within the floodplain of a small tributary of the Huab River; guests are housed in 16 natural walled units that blend in with the surrounding scenery.
Desert Rhino Camp
Rates from NAD$ 9 245.00 per person
Desert Rhino Camp is situated in the 1-million-acre private Palmwag Reserve in northwest Namibia, between Etosha and the Skeleton Coast.
There are very few places on the planet that can offer this level of privacy and wilderness experiences; Damaraland is truly special.
Rates from NAD$ 8 100.00 per person
Damaraland Camp is a camp situated in the Huab River Valley in one of the best wilderness areas in Namibia; as such, it offers endless vistas across stark plains, ancient valleys and soaring peaks of the Brandberg Mountains.
Damaraland Camp offers up game drives and walking safaris all by professional guides and trackers.
Serra Cafema Camp
Rates from NAD$ 13 027.00 per person
Serra Cafema Camp, one of the remotest destinations in all of Africa, is perched on the banks of the Kunene River in northern Namibia
The Damaraland region is shared with the beautiful and colourful Himba people, some of the last true nomadic people of Africa.
Skeleton Coast Shipwreck Lodge
Rates from NAD$ 17 400.00 per person
Skeleton Coast Shipwreck Lodge inside the famed "Skeleton Coast National Park" offers up sand dunes, rugged coastlines, icy cold Atlantic Ocean, wind-swept plains and not forgetting the desert wildlife that surrounds including desert lion, elephant and rhino to mention but a few.
Hoanib Valley Camp
Rates from NAD$ 14 595.00 per person
Hoanib Valley Camp, situated in Kaokoland / Damaraland, is surrounded by a multitude of desert-adapted wildlife surrounds the camp including free-roaming desert lion, elephant, rhino, giraffe, and hyena, oryx and mountain zebra.
Hoanib River Valley in Namibia's Damaraland is utterly spectacular, with mountains surrounding the valley floor all with desert wildlife.
Damara Mopane Lodge
Rates from NAD$ 2 354.00 per person
Damara Mopane Lodge is close to Damaraland's more famous attractions, a fantastic option for those who are on a self-drive or guide safari through this stunning region of Namibia.
Perfect for those travelling with the family in tow.
Rates from NAD$ 2 469.00 per person
Epupa Falls is one of the highlights of the northern Damaraland region of Namibia, it is here that one can find Omarunga Lodge located on the banks on the Kunene River.
Epupa Falls are easily accessible from the lodge, a mere 2-minute meander and one is standing above the falls.
The Road To Sossusvlei
Once one navigates the main Sesriem entrance gates and enters the national park a pleasant surprise awaits, a tarred road (yes, a tarred road) that extends all the way through to the main parking area near Sossusvlei.
Cape Town To The Kunene River
In November and December of last year (2019), we loaded our Jeep and headed north out of Cape Town, destination Namibia and the Kunene River, her border with Angola.
A couple of thousand kilometres later, we returned, this time, more in love with country than ever.
Windhoek Oktoberfest 2021
On the 25th and 26th of October, the Sports Klub Windhoek will host the 55th edition of the Oktoberfest. Over 5000 people are expected to attend (compared to 1000 in 2010).
Adding a certain local flavour will be the Namibian band Famaz Attak, and there will be long-established activities and games like archery and tree trunk sawing.
Top 5 restaurants in Windhoek
Continuing our series of dining in Africa, we look at Windhoek. More and more visitors are becoming aware of the unique attractions that this country as a safari destination has to offer.
Nowhere is too far to travel in this small (and clean) city of 330,000 but be warned when you go out to eat, vegetarianism is not common!
Best Places To Go In Namibia
The Uyaphi team has compiled a list of the "Best Places to go" which most safari itineraries would include. A different destination from most African safari destinations.
Instead of lush green forests or open savannas, the primary attraction being vast, open deserts interspersed with canyons, mountain ranges, and oasis.
Living With The Himba
In May 2012, we arranged for Uyaphi.Com client Ken Vine from Devon in England to stay with the traditional Himba people in two remote villages in the middle of Kaokoland.
He lived, slept, ate, conversed and photographed these Himba villagers.