A serene camp in the Huab River Valley centred on community-based conservation

Situated in the Huab River Valley, with the striking Brandberg Mountains as a backdrop, Damaraland Camp is set on arid land where guests have the unique opportunity to admire the rare desert-adapted elephant roaming the sandy valleys alongside gemsbok, springbok, ostrich and other hardy desert animals. The camp is not only powered by a hybrid system, with each adobe-style tent having its own small solar panel and inverter as a solar-powered geyser to provide hot water, but it has also been a model for community-based conservation initiatives since 1996. Guests can enjoy several conservation-centred activities during their stay, like guided nature walks and drives or travelling to Tywfelfontein to view intricate San rock art dating back 6.000 years.

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Best time to go to Damaraland

You’ll be relieved to hear that the dramatic and glorious Damaraland is a year-long destination! However, the best time to visit is in May through to September, due to animals frequenting waterholes, so you’ll be spoiled with especially rare sightings. If you want Damaraland all to yourself, avoid visiting in July to September when some places can get rather busy. From October to January things can get heated during the day, so come prepared with clothes to stay cool and enough water to hydrate you during your daily experiences!


Adobe-style thatched rooms

The 10 elevated, spacious tents offer stunning views of the desert from the large viewing decks. Each tent (including 1 family unit with 2 bedrooms) features 2 twin beds, an open-plan en-suite bathroom and a shower with free essentials. Each unit has a large writing desk with a comfortable chair, ceiling fan and mini safe.

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