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Damaraland Camp

Torra Conservancy


From US$370

Lodge Description

Damaraland Camp is the result of an award-winning partnership between Wilderness Safaris and the local Torra Conservancy; visits to the nearby farmstead allow guests to see this relationship in action.

Damaraland Camp is situated in the Huab River Valley in one of the best wilderness areas in Namibia, offering endless vistas across stark plains, ancient valleys and a stunning ochre-purple mountain backdrop. Activities include nature drives and walks while further afield, ancient rock art and geological wonders dot the area.

Damaraland Camp in the Torra Conservancy exists within one of the driest, most desolate regions in all of Africa. In this arid environment the ceaseless processes of life revolve around harnessing the near non-existent water in the most economical way possible. Obviously this scrub landscape cannot support vast, concentrated herds of wildlife, but it nevertheless supports an assortment of desert-adapted species around Damaraland Camp. The Torra Conservancy supports rare desert-adapted elephant and some black rhino. Gemsbok (oryx), kudu, springbok, Hartman's mountain zebra, southern giraffe, gemsbok, lion, cheetah, and spotted and brown hyaena also live in the area. Birding is excellent, with over 240 species recorded.

• Nature drives (incl. sundowner drives) in 05 x 10-seater open Land Cruisers. During cooler weather conditions hot water bottles and lined ponchos are provided.
• Private activities available on request (subject to availability and at an additional cost).
• Excursion to Twyfelfontein (for a three night stay only, or if a private vehicle is booked and paid for) including: San rock engravings, Damara Living Museum, Burnt Mountain, and Organ Pipes. Includes a packed lunch.
• Cultural visits – Local farms at Fonteine Pos and DeRiet.
• Guided nature walks and scorpion walks (seasonal and subject to a qualified walking guide being available).
• Guided walking trails from camp [The Shepherd’s Trail (intermediate) and the Damarana Trail (Difficult)] where guests can enjoy some spectacular views.
• Stargazing with a laser pointer, weather permitting and according to the lunar phases (not offered around the full moon).
• Camp chats on desert adapted elephants, the Torra conservancy, ecological and environmental info on Damaraland and adjacent areas.
• Wilderness Safaris and Olympus Photo Hub experience.

Ten large adobe-style thatched units (including a family unit) are raised off the ground, each with a walk-in dressing area and a large deck on which to sit and contemplate the desert. The spacious public living area comprises a dining area and swimming pool. An open campfire and outdoor boma are enjoyed during calm evenings and stargazing is superb, thanks to the crystal-clear night skies.

Number of Tents
This camp can accommodate 20 guests and 2 children


Wilderness Safaris

Lodge Details

Property Type

Semi-Permanent Tented Camp






Max. clients in vehicle


Private Airtsrip



Activities Included

Game Drives, Walking Safaris

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