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 & Mrs C - Northamptonshire
Arrived on: 7-Jan-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Damaraland Camp review

Again, very organised,

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AB from Essex
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Damaraland Camp review

This was superb - Erica and her boss [lady whose name began with A I think] epitomise all that's brilliant about people in Namibia. They are passionate about their lodge, their country, the flora and fauna and the guests. They made our stay here very memorable.

Rooms were fab and very good use of grey water. I'd definitely go back here and tell everyone this is a fab place to stay. I was too ill to do the elephant trip - but the guys who went had a sublime time - the guide kept going and went beyond the call of duty. I think they were out for nearly 6 hours!

Wonderful place.

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The S family - Inverness
Arrived on: 14-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Damaraland Camp review

This place was that wee bit more special and it's sense of belonging in the area was palpable. Staff were very friendly and had a lovely gentle nature and clearly keen to give us a feeling of being in Damaraland.

We especially enjoyed out cook out in the boma, and even including safaris this is what our daughter will remember best. PG did a great show as the dinner host. Eating at the big table with everyone was great in a place like this, and for us was better than the individual arrangement in Kulala.

Our guide for the elephant safari showed a sensitivity for his elephants (and had to work hard to get us to them), and the area and local people. Expensive safari but we will remember Damaraland camp fondly.

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Ms A - Cambridgeshire
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Damaraland Camp review

I received an extremely warm welcome from Maggie and PG. And spent two wonderful days with guide Johann.

Johann thoughtfully planned out the activities over the two days, adapting the itinerary to suit our interests. On both mornings we had superb sightings of the desert-adapted elephants, and also spent the perfect amount of time enjoying the scenery and learning about the fauna and flora of the area.

On the second night we were treated to dinner at the boma; a magical setting.

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Mr R & Mrs M & Mr A & Ms P - West Sussex
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Damaraland Camp review

The accomodation and service here were excellent and the camp is clearly extremely well managed.

They could be a little clearer on what various activities cost, (it could be that I missed some pertinent information). We were made very welcome and was probably the best location of the holiday.

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Mr & Mrs B - Twickenham
Arrived on: 27-Jun-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Damaraland Camp review

This was the highlight of the holiday for us. We loved the relaxed informality, the friendliness of the staff, and above all the peace and beauty of the location. We were there for three nights - the first two were quiet, and the place was full for the third night. Every day was great.

The elephant tracking was very exciting, especially as the elephants were hard to find! The boma 'surprise' outdoor dining was a great way to meet the other guests, and we liked the family table where everyone dined together and shared the day's stories. The staff were great, especially Maggie and PG, and our guide Albert was exceptional - patient, knowledgeable, and just right for this idyllic spot.

Our only comment is that the guided walks on offer were too short and easy (although the climb to watch the sun rise was a never-to-be-forgotten highlight). This place has a fantastic potential for longer and more interesting walking trails.

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Mr and Mrs I - New Zealand
Arrived on: 12-May-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Damaraland Camp review

We were very happy with the Camp. The staff particularly were wonderful and the food excellent. We did have to drive a long way very uncomfortably (not because of the driver, Albert) but because of the recent flooding.

As you probably know we all got sick there and were unwell for a few days. We suspect the water was compromised but we were well taken care of by the company. My one comment would have been that if we had had our lunch with us, we could have gone on and seen the cave drawings and made a day of it rather than having to drive over the terrible road again & again!!

We saw a herd of 25 elephants and were able to sit and watch them for over two hours which was one of our African highlights

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Expert Africa comments

These guests told us that they really enjoyed their stay at Damaraland Camp despite the few issues caused by a particularly bad storm. The unusually strong storm brought hail and 240mm of rain in 2 hours causing severe flooding, damage to the camp, the camp’s airstrip to close and damage to the water pipes. After the fact, Wilderness Safaris realised that the storm damage compromised their water system, causing illness, and made immediate changes to rectify the situation. These guests praised the way the camp rallied together to fix the damage and to care for their guests – complete with arranging for a doctor’s visit on their return to Windhoek just to ensure they were given a fine bill of health. Wilderness Safaris have noted the guests suggestions about packed lunches on the excursions and are considering implementing that into what they offer.

Mr & Mrs H - London
Arrived on: 14-Apr-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Damaraland Camp review

Amazing location and views, very friendly staff and guides, food was also very good. Highly recommended.

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Mr & Mrs G from Guildford
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Damaraland Camp review

Really enjoyed this camp, Situation and staff were excellent.

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Ms H & Mrs J from London
Arrived on: 29-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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D.Camp in Damaraland

Arrived by car from Swakopmund at 5pm. Lovely first evening meal in the Boma under the stars - staff singing was very harmonious.
A wonderful day spent black rhino tracking, even though it was very hot and quite exhausting.

Went birding and looking for the desert elephants the next morning. Just us with guide - a brilliant.morning and then a delicious lunch before leaving.

Spacious bedrooms and bathrooms. No mosquitos. Relaxed friendly atmosphere.

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