Damaraland is one of the most underrated wilderness areas in Southern Africa. Its scenery changes as we move northwards, incorporating the rocky boulders of Spitzkoppe and the rolling mountain ranges of the Brandberg and Erongo in the south and morphing into the flat “stone desert” in the north, where the pure ruggedness of the countryside is astonishing. This is northwestern Namibia, spanning across to the Skeleton Coast in the west, and up to the Kunune River in the north.Enquire Now
A collection of conservancies and dry riverbeds, dunes, red stone, and shimmering white grasses define Damaraland, and most exciting of all, it is the home of the world’s only population of desert-adapted lions. These lions are not alone, however. Desert-adapted elephant and giraffe also occupy the northwestern reaches of Namibia, as do critically endangered black rhino, brown hyena, oryx, eland, kudu, and springbok. This is not a destination for nonstop game viewing, as the vast open spaces and tough environment can make wildlife spotting difficult. The geology and landscapes are alluring and unique and incredibly deserving of a visit. Ancient rock art and evidence of historic bushman presence is celebrated in the mountains.