Palmwag in northern Damaraland is a place of awe-inspiring desert scenery, secretive wildlife populations and superb remote lodges. If you could only visit one part of the country, it would have to be the one.
Home to one of the largest populations of southwestern black rhino in Africa, Palmwag is the perfect addition to your Namibian experience. The 550.000 hectares of Palmwag Concession finds itself in the Kunene region in northern Namibia and boasts a variety of wildlife species including lions, elephants, leopards, and countless others. This safari gem will show off fabulous Namibian sunsets, classic Damaraland terrain of hills and grasslands, and starry night skies.
Encounter the Palmwag wildlife on a morning or late afternoon game drive.
Visit the Damara Living Museum to experience the Damara culture firsthand.
Admire the ancient rock engravings of the World Heritage site in Twyfelfontein, otherwise known as ǀUi-ǁAis.
Spot a variety of endemic bird species to photograph.
Go on the Etendeka Walking Trail to immerse yourself in unspoiled natural beauty.
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Best time to go to Palmwag
The best months to visit Palmwag are between May and September due to limited rainfall and comfortable temperatures. The scarce rains make for easy wildlife watching as waterholes are few and attract many animals. During this time, the weather is best due to most days being sunny without extreme hot or cold temperatures. October to December is also agreeable, owing to low prices and high availability, but temperatures will be far hotter. In this season, you’ll see more wildflowers due to occasional bursts of rain.
Featured Palmwag stays
Luxury lodge nestled between majestic boulders in the heart of Damaraland