Desert adapted elephants

Damaraland is situated in the North/Central region of Namibia and is an area of great geological and wildlife interest.

 

Damaraland is home predominately to the Herero and Damara people of Namibia and is a pristine wilderness area.

Attractions in Damaraland include:-

Desert elephant and rhino tracking : A popular activity at many of the lodges in the area to allow you to go out with qualified rangers and track these elusive creatures.

NORTHERN DAMARALAND  ACCOMMODATION

Grootberg Lodge

Perched on the rim of the Etendeka Plateau, the Grootberg Lodge stands sentinel over the Klip River Valley.

 

12 000 hectares have been set aside by the #Khoadi//Hoas community for conservation and tourism and it is through this pristine wilderness that you meander either on foot or by car to encounter the inhabitants of this remote biosphere. 

For travellers making the journey between Etosha and Swakopmund, this lodge provides the ideal midway stopover, whilst allowing guests to experience the true wilderness that is Damaraland.

Etendeka Mountain Camp

In the foothills of the Grootberg massif, set amidst magnificent scenery and the ancient Etendeka lavas of northern Damaraland, the ten en-suite Meru tents have been refitted with luxury mattresses and 100% cotton linen.

 

Necessary comforts have not been overlooked with the bathrooms also benefiting from a makeover, while the traditional, open-air bucket shower still holds pride of place.

The unique new dining area stays true to Etendeka’s long standing and award winning commitment to eco-friendly values. Simple, fresh, wholesome meals are prepared, either in solar ovens or on open fires, and enjoyed under African skies.

Extensive use is made of solar power throughout the camp. Etendeka is one of only two establishments that have been awarded the highest rank in the Namibian Eco-awards.

Palmwag Desert Rhino Camp

In a wide valley sometimes flush with grass, Desert Rhino Camp lies in the midst of the enormous Palmwag Concession, where trackers patrol and protect one of the largest free-ranging populations of the Endangered desert-adapted rhino in Africa.

 

Rhino tracking on foot and by vehicle with these dedicated men is an original and exclusive wilderness experience; others include exploring the area on full-day outings, nature drives and walks.

The camp has eight comfortable Meru-style tents and a main area that overlooks a sweeping plain that is dotted with Namibia’s national plant, the welwitschia. The campfire is where stories are told under Namibia’s star-studded skies.

 

Palmwag Lodge

121km west of Kamanjab off the C43

A call from the far western wilderness beckons you to the home of the desert adapt world. With the largest predator population outside of Etosha National Park, this destination will not disappoint. With rooms and safari tents on offer, your stay will be most memorable.

Each room is equipped with a twin bed, mosquito net, en-suite bathroom and a fan for the warmer days. A shaded veranda with chairs and a table invites you to linger. (Bed & breakfast included).

Each safari tent is equipped with a twin bed, mosquito net, en-suite bathroom and a fan for the warmer days. A shaded veranda with chairs and a table invites you to linger.

Camping also available.

Huab Lodge

Enjoy the comforts of the lodge, the relaxed atmosphere and the personal attention as well as the stunning landscape with its impressive variety of animal and plant life. 

 

Eight luxurious 45sqm stone and thatch bungalows can accommodate a maximum of 16 guests.

Meals are enjoyed with the hosts at the family table, where in the Lodge's friendly atmosphere guests can make friends and exchange opinions and learn more about the country.

 

The Wireless LAN and high speed Internet connection in all Bungalows allows you to share your favorite pictures, movies and sound clips with your friends, family and communities. The nearest bungalow to the main building (lapa) is for physically disabled guests.

Toko Lodge

Toko lodge offers 14 comfortable and uniquely decorated en-suite double rooms with stunning views overlooking some 3000 hectares of Savanna.

 

Relax at the pool in a lush garden, enjoy walks and birding along the Dolomite Ridge or partake in some of the farm based activities like the Katenda Himba Village or Nature/Game Drive in the morning or afternoon.

 

Sundowners around an open fire with great atmosphere followed by a scrumptious meal can be enjoyed and the ever popular night drive in search of the elusive ‘shy’ five can't be missed.

 

Three beautiful camping sites are available with full ablution facilities. Dinners can be pre-booked. 

Oppi Koppi Restcamp

Oppi-Koppi Rest Camp is located is the North-West of Namibia, about 70km in front of the West entrance (Galton Gate) of Ethosha. Oppi-Koppi Rest camp lies approximately 300m from the centre of Kamanjab, 300m from the intersection of the C40 and C35.

At Oppi-Koppi has 12 luxury rooms with air conditioning, 2 standard rooms with fan, 1 family room (1 double bed and 2 single beds) and 2 guide rooms. We also have 5 campsites available. All of the rooms contain a kettle with coffee and tea. All rooms also have sockets for charging phones, laptops, tablets, etc. The luxury rooms have a safe and a terrace with 2 chairs and a table for relaxing outside. All rooms also have their own parking lot.

The campsites are equipped with a barbeque, a power pole and a water tap. The water is completely filtered and safe for drinking. For campers staying at the campsites or guide rooms we have an ablution block with nice, clean toilets and hot showers.

Hoada Campsite

Situated 25km east of Grootberg Lodge or 75km on the C40 west from Kamanjab, the campsite is located among beautiful granite hills and Mopani trees.

 

Each campsite has its own shower, washbasin and toilette with running water.

To add an eco-friendly touch, the hot water system works in combination with the braai area, therefore whilst you are busy cooking your food, your water will be warmed up for your shower.

The campsites have no electricity or power points.

All seven luxury campsites can easily accommodate four persons, with ample designated areas for four tents or vehicles with roof-top tents.

The Group campsite can take up to 14 guests and has male & female ablution facilities.

4 additional bedded units are available.

Melissa's Guesthouse

Guests can relax in one of 19 en-suite rooms after their long journey.

You are welcome to come and cool down in the swimming pool after a long drive.

All rooms include breakfast , an air conditioning and a coffee/tea station.

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