Damaraland Camp

Reviews of Damaraland Camp

Excellent(94%) From 49 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 49 of our travellers who have visited Damaraland Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr D & Mrs S - Hampshire
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Damaraland Camp

Beautiful area ,took us longer to get to the pick up point than expected then waited an hour for transfer ,however delightful family at the tranfer point kept us entertained so this was not a problem.

Attentive staff and good food, long communal table for meals good as everyone fell into conversations. Alot of fly in guests.

Guide here was not as good as in other lodges, lacking in enthusiasm and English could have been better especially for guests whose first language was not English. Game drive lasted 5 hours and nowhere to stop for loo break, a challange for everyone.

Saw many of he desert adapted elephants which was a highlight.

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The W family - Holland
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Damaraland Camp review

Very beautiful surroundings and very friendly and dedicated staff! It was a pitty we only stayed here one night. We felt very welcome.

Great excursion! Breakfast on top of a hill and a singing welcome!

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Mr & Ms S from Abingdon
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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What a fantastic lodge with wonderful staff!

We absolutely loved Damaraland Camp.

The welcome was warm and we even had a card on our pillow welcoming us. The rooms were lovely and very well equipped. The food was excellent and we loved the way the staff introduced the menu and the wines which were included. Wilderness Lodges were of a very high standard with well trained staff but D Camp surpassed our expectations. We loved the long dining tables as we feel that this is a much friendlier way to mix people up.

The supper in the Boma was wonderful. Maggie, the manager of the camp, led us on a mission to hunt for our supper!! She led with the drum beat and we arrived inside the Boma which was atmospheric! A great evening. We also loved the fact that members of staff ate with guests each evening. The highlight was the musical welcome, a song from the staff, the singing at supper and the song to bid us farewell.

A wonderful camp and a highlight of our trip.

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The J Family from Herts
Arrived on: 30-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A very special place to stay

Beautiful views, and great location from which to look for Desert adapted elephants. Lovely food, which was eaten all together around a big table. On the first night we had dinner in the Boma, which was a very memorable evening.

But the best thing about this camp is the team - who were incredibly warm, welcoming and friendly. They were fantastic with the kids, and really went out of their way to chat, and make our stay really special. We were only there 2 nights - but they remembered everyone's name (not bad, considering there were 7 of us!).

I have quite serious mobility problems - which made many of the camps we visited quite challenging for me. The team couldn't have been more helpful - they changed our room so that it was closer to the lodge, and just before we needed to get from the room to the lodge (or vice versa) either Richard or Albert would appear at our room, or at our table, to give me a helping arm - which was such a help, and very kind.

The team create a warm, welcoming, relaxed atmosphere. They clearly love their work, and are justly very proud of their camp.

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Prof D & Mrs H - 10 Wedding anniversary trip
Arrived on: 9-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Damaraland Camp review

The highlight of this stay for us was the kind attention given to us for our wedding anniversary. We had a lovely surprise in our room before dinner with champagne, candles and snacks left for us; and for dinner we had our own table over by the pool surrounded by lanterns.

The boma dinner on the first night was also very good; we all went out to the boma (aka old cattle pen made of tree branches stuck vertically in the ground) - it was beautifully decorated with lanterns and we ate under the stars.

The drives to see wildlife were long (there are comparatively few animals round here) but rewarding - due to the effort and talent of our guide we got good views of elephants and black rhino - and the landscape is spectacular.

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Mr & Mrs M - Melbourne
Arrived on: 5-May-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Damaraland Camp review

Great flight from Little Kulala over the dunes, old diamond mines, past shipwrecks, seal colonies and flamingos...Wonderful scenery at Damaraland and another excellent guide.

Desert adjusted elephants a great sight. Visit to local village was very worthwhile (and our guide was a Arsenal supporter..my team!) Really enjoyed the hill climb...

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Mr F & Mrs B - Namibia in April
Arrived on: 5-May-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Went that extra mile

Well run establishment. The staff throughout were excellent as were the meals, service, tent, guides and accommodation.

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Mr D & Ms T - Ontario
Arrived on: 20-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Damaraland Camp review

Excellent experience . Include all meals in package is suggested.

Activities were not experienced as we elected to hike around on our own.

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Mr G and Ms W from London
Arrived on: 14-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Beautiful rooms

Absolutely stunning location with gorgeous room. A real luxury.

The staff were friendly and accomodating.

A small criticism - and I feel almost guilty even mentioning it as there seemed to be other guests that enjoyed it: The staff like to sing. A lot. When you arrive. When you arrive at the sunrise breakfast. When you arrive at the outdoor BBQ. When you leave. It all is a bit too much after the fourth song!

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The M family - Hampshire
Arrived on: 19-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Damaraland Camp review

Arrived at pick up point at 5pm as requested but no vehicle present. Namibian local phoned through to camp. Nothing happened approx 1 hour - told they had problems with the land Rover. Collected 6pm by apologetic Charles, but when arrived at camp told that our pick up had not been arranged by travel agent. This seemed v unlikely as nothing else EA has organised has ever failed. Showed them Sabina's letter and pointed this out. Later apologetic letter with champagne.

Larger camp, quite a few children. Greeted with singing by Namibian staff and ate outside in Boma, more informal, quite fun. In the morning went on game drive to see desert elephants which we found eventually. A bit concerned that in his enthusiasm our driver seemed to drive a bit randomly across the fragile country (we know that in the arid conditions it can take ages to repair damage done by vehicles).

Gave us lunch which I don't think was officially included and drove us back to our car at our convenience. Game drive was a significant additional cost here.

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