Damaraland Camp

Reviews of Damaraland Camp

Excellent(93%) From 42 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 42 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 & 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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Ms E - Sweden
Arrived on: 25-May-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Damaraland Camp review

A perfect place to experience the fabulous Namibian landscape! If you were not interested in geology before you will be when you get here.

Not so many animals but instead I enjoyed the peace and quiet and the opportunites to do some walking. Very refreshing after all the driving on bumpy roads! Visited two local villages which gave a good insight in the conditions of life in this harsh environment.

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Dr F & Mrs A - Golden wedding anniversary
Arrived on: 16-Feb-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Damaraland Camp review

Another camp with happy, welcoming, singing staff, led by the wonderful Maggie. Once more we were welcomed with champagne and rose-petals. Nestor was our able and friendly guide who took great care to find things to interest us.

We were ready for a rest after our camping experience and enjoyed the accommodation and outlook. The trackers were successful in finding a rhino with baby, and sensitive, not only for our safety but also for the welfare of the animals when the mother became a little agitated. Most enjoyable.

A delightful surprise evening meal was given to all of us in a lamp-lit secluded area.

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Mr & Mrs B from London
Arrived on: 17-Dec-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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An excellent place to stay

This was another highlight of our trip.

The camp is incredibly well-run by Maggie, all the staff are friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and the happiest we came across - they seem to enjoy working at the camp as much as we enjoyed staying there, and they sang to us at every possible occasion !

Tracking desert-adapted elephants with our guide Pasqual was a wonderful experience. Maggie totally surprised us with a dinner in the Boma (she said we were going for an evening walk !) and a sunrise breakfast on a ridge overlooking the desert. Nothing was too much trouble and we would rate this camp as excellent.

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The Leemings - Kent
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great to return

It was very good to find that some of the staff we met 10 yrs ago were still there & particularly so that Maggy, who was being trained when we last met her, is now the very successful manager. She is still quite a character!

Our drive down the Huab river valley was remarkable for an amazing "Attenborough" elephant experience. We were very close to a complete elephant family behaving just as they were meant to do at water holes & watching the 1 yr old unsuccessfully trying to get up the soft river bank (until he had a push from mum) was hilarious.

Overall Damaraland is a staggering area

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Dr D & Dr B - Suffolk
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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This is a brilliant and beautiful camp

Everything about this camp was excellent. The drive from Terrace Bay on the C39 was interesting as rhe road climbs up from the coast. We arrived at the pick-up point on the C39 well before our arranged time but when the camp was told of our arrival we were picked up immediately. Our welcome was very warm and friendly. Our chalet was very comfortable with a good view down the valley ( we had no.9 ). We took the morning trip to look for the desert adapted elephants which may seem to be a bit expensive but we were out for seven hours and it was a worthwhile experience, although we only saw one bull. The early morning start in the Land Rover was a bit cold and the ponchos and hot-water bottles provided were greatly appreciated.

We stayed for three nights and on our second full day just relaxed and walked around the surrounding hills by ourselves in the morning before going for a guided walk in the afternoon after "tea and cake" time.

The evening meals taken "en famille" at a big table were very pleasant, with wine included. We had interesting discussions with Wayne and Anthony from the camp personnel as to the structure of the Manchester United football team and the merits of the VW Golf GTI. Some topics are universal!

Our overall impression was of a friendly, well-run camp. We had a lovely send-off from Erica, Maggie and Co. and we were deloghted with the present of the Wilderness book they gave us. Another place we will visit again and can recommend to anyone.

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Mr C - Buckinghamshire
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Damaraland Camp review

Another Wilderness quality camp albeit more basic than Little Kalula.

Very comfortable, extremely helpful and friendly staff and guide. Can't fault it.

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Mr R & Mrs B - Portugal
Arrived on: 21-Jan-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful place

A really great camp run by an efficient and very friendly team. The manager Maggy deserves a special mention as she runs what it seems is a very happy place.

We will not forget the first mornings breakfast when we were taken to the top of a hill and everything was laid out including a fire to cook by. All done just for us two. We then had a super game drive with Willem and spent sometime watching the elephants playing at a waterhole. A truly magical experience for our all too short time there and is a place we would love to revisit.

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