Damaraland Camp

Reviews of Damaraland Camp

Excellent(95%) From 91 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 91 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 JM and family - Portugal
Arrived on: 7-May-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Damaraland Camp review

Lovely camp with excellent accommodation and food.Great welcome by singing and dancing staff who seemed to be very happy welcoming all their guests.

Very interesting village visit meeting the head man who explained the history of the village as well as his own personal history which was quite amazing.

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N & R from Essex
Arrived on: 23-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Many Surprises

The surprise bush breakfast was fantastic and the toilet in the same location really made us giggle.
Lunch under the trees and the bush dinner were also lovely.
The guide we had was very disappointing and if anything he seemed angry the whole time. Again he failed to explain about all the small things and even when we asked he was not interested.

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Mrs B. from Lancs
Arrived on: 25-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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another ex stay and staff here are exceptional but I guess its the management that really makes the difference here.

Management were there all the time welcoming you back from drives and eating with you at meals. We particularly love the fact that everyone eats together at one table almost like a large family. The atmosphere was so friendly. Guides and drives were ex

Pool was excellent. Food was excellent. Wonderful from start to finish

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Mr. & Mrs. B - Wiltshire
Arrived on: 24-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Damaraland Camp.

A nice large room but it's layout is not altogether practical. I gather that management is aware of the shortcomings. The chief problem is that the bathroom door is a roll up affair made of canvas with miles of cord to raise or lower it, life is too short to struggle with it. But without a door anyone on the verandah looks straight at the W.C.! I though the food here was sometimes a bit variable. But being dependant on the skills available in the local community must make it very difficult. The staff are charming all smiles and songs but do their work efficiently. The afternoon activities are a bit restricted by the wind from the coast which blows up the Uniab valley causing a dust/sand storm every afternoon. This pretty much rules out the riverbed in the afternoon, we tried it and it was unpleasant. An enjoyable stay that could even been for three days.

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Mrs M. from Egham
Arrived on: 15-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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A treat to stay here

The drive up to the camp is stunning and is the lodge.

Fantastic room and ensuite with views down towards the mountains and the staff who were very entertaining with their singing were friendly and the food was delicious. Nice pool as well.

We didn't do any activities as we were only here for one night.

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Mr & Mrs W. from Clitheroe
Arrived on: 16-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Welcome, welcome to DMC

We missed the 14:00 pickup deadline, but this was no problem and we were quickly collected by our guide, Teek. As we cooled off with refreshing towels and drinks, the staff choir assembled to greet us with their welcome song performed in multi part harmony.

Dinner was a delight with the menu announced by Patricia and translated into the Damaraland tongue by Korbiana. After dinner the choir assembled once again to joyfully perform tracks from their CD. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays dinner is served in the Boma on the hill. This is an enchanting spot with a candle lit path from the lodge.

An exciting morning trip took us searching for the desert adapted elephants. Teek clearly loves these animals and spoke with passion about how they have adapted to their environment. The scenery is stunning and we enjoyed exploring the local geology.

Probably our favourite camp of the whole trip.

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Mrs J. from Bristol
Arrived on: 16-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Damaraland Camp review

A very beautiful camp in a stunning location.

We didn't have time to do any activities but the marked walks were great.

The 'family' meals are a great experience and the women staff were outstanding.

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D & D from Cork
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Remote luxury

We were very impressed with Damaraland Camp. In such a remote location to achieve this level of accommodation and service is really something.

The main area was a lovely place to relax. The afternoon tea on arrival a lovely bonus. The staff were really lovely. The food was excellent as was the wine with dinner. The communal dining table was a good feature.

We went on a Drive in the morning with Teek our guide to look for the desert-adapted elephants which was excellent. He proved a good guide - very knowledgeable about the area.

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Ms M. from dublin 22
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Simply fantastic

we loved this camp it was one of our absolute favourites during the trip. We were made to feel so welcome by all the staff. The food was great and we were luck to be able to participate in a traditional evening meal outdoors. This was a real treat.

We had a lovely evening walk with Richardt when we arrived which was ideal after our long drive- the views were breathtaking. The following morning we had a drive to find the desert elephants - Richardt is so knowledgeable and he made sure we got great photos without interfering in the elephants' routine we also had the added bonus of Richardt finding some giraffe.

our only minor comment was that everyone went to bed and the bar etc closed right after dinner. I know most people want to head off to bed early but we were on our holidays and would have liked to lounge around a bit over a drink. this is a minor point though and didn't take away from our stay at all.

This is a really special place.

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Mr & Mrs. H - Cambs.
Arrived on: 1-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Damaraland Camp review

Excellent rooms, friendly staff and a wonderful boma dinner. We were given no information about the activities on offer though which was very annoying - we found out was available from other guests by which time it was too late to do everything that we wanted. Having said that we did go on an excellent trip to find the elephants and see the rock paintings.

If you go walking on one of the trails then be aware that only the start is marked and the Shepherd's Trail at least just peters out and isn't a circular walk. We ended up walking along animal tracks before turning back as we were in danger of getting lost.

The drive to the camp from the road is not too difficult in a 4WD.

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