Reviews of Damaraland Camp
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Doro Nawas review
We did not go to Dora Navas in the end.
We went to the Damaraland Camp which we loved as it was smaller and more personal.
Wonderful location and experience
Fantastic location. Lovely Lodge. The drive was quite long but necessary in order to find elephant.
We loved the meal served outside in the evening and the breakfast on the drive overlooking the mointains. Loved the outside toilet!! The staff singing was a lovely touch that we enjoyed everywhere.
The staff were very good, but very disorganised when we came to pay our bill at the end.
Dessert Elephants in Damaraland
Beautiful setting of the this camp, lovely comfortable rooms.
Really enjoyed eating around a big table with other guests sharing experiences and exchanging tips.
Highlight was seeing desert elephants, even though it was a long drive to find them!
Lovely staff, lovely location
There was a happy atmosphere and staff took very good care of the guests. The situation is beautiful, and the Boma dinner and the singing and dancing were nice surprises. The location is fantastic.
It's a pity there aren't any waymarked self-guided trails or maps: in fact we were discouraged by one guide from going walking by ourselves, even though we are experienced walkers and walked from most of the other places we stayed, and there didn't seem to be any specific danger.
The trip to track the desert elephants was excellent. It would be helpful to have more information about the activities on offer ....maybe a daily blackboard with options and prices.
Stunning desert location!!!
Breathtaking location and superb welcome and staff. Nothing too much trouble.
Super 'room'. Star-gazing session, tribal songs at dinner, good food and wines.
Bush-breakfast, desert elephant safari, mountain-top sundowners and Boma dinner memorable highlights.
Excellent and knowledgeable safari guide.
Traditional tribal song farewell - quite moving.
A really rewarding experience.
This was to become our best experience to date.
We were met by Teek who was to become our guide for the duration of our stay. We arrived at the lodge to be greetly by drinks, cool towels, and a welcome song from the staff. This was to become a trend during our stay here. The staff would sing and dance after every evening meal. And also sing a goodbye song on our departure.
The elephant drive and outdoor breakfast led by Teek was an unforgettable experience. The evening meals which are communal, and themed, so that they are different every evening. They were truly an unforgettable.
The lodges were marvellous, and I would recommend this camp to anyone.
Damaraland Camp review
This is a truly remarkable camp located amongst stunningly beautiful mountains - quite breathtaking scenery...
It deserves the highest of accolades.
Abner our Guide for the Desert elephants was outstanding - by far the best guide of the whole holiday. The Staff manage to engender real enthusiasm for whatever they are doing.. Two of the Cooks were happy to give me a guided tour of their kitchen !
The Manager contacted Wilderness Safaris at Windhoek Airport in an attempt to track down any progress reports on Katrina's missing luggage.
Everything is perfect except the location of our chalet. Our chalet faces the sun in the afternoon so it is very hot indoor for the short break in the afternoon and no socket.
I like the activity of visiting nearby village very much. I appreciate the wilderness safari works well with the nearby community which benefits both from tourism.
We parked our car at a village and we were so surprised that they not only keep an eye on our car but washed it! Thank them a lot!
Please convey our great thanks to villagers. Beautiful and friendly villagers.
Great fun. Terrific staff.
The staff & camp atmosphere made this our best in-camp experience.
Gwen, Rose, Rhianna, our guide Abner & others made it a wonderful place to stay.
Camp of the singing Desert Roses
The camp is another true oasis in the desert and well worth more than two nights visit, we only wish we could stay longer. The perfectly charming yet utterly professional, mostly female, stuff made our stay here a most wonderful experience. These young ladies with all their accomplishments are a treasure and cannot be praised highly enough!
The camp itself is well situated in the landscape and the staff enhance the stay with bush breakfast on a hilltop at sunrise (a loo with a view included) and magical boma dinner after dark. We went on a guided walk on the first afternoon. The one hour uphill walk was worth every step as we were rewarded with a beautiful sunset and we learnt a few things along the way about the geology flora and fauna of this seemingly barren land. Surprise Boma-dinner and stargazing ended a fabulous day.
The nature drive to the riverbed was great next morning and we happened upon the desert adopted elephants fairly early. It was a great gathering of about 30 individuals, a breathtaking sight. We spent an hour or so in the vicinity, watching them feeding and then we turned back to the camp letting the elephants spend the rest of the day in privacy ( hopefully). Great and generous lunch waited for us and then we could enjoy the camps cool pool. Our guide was a little reserved at first but once we started to ask he revealed a broad knowledge of this unique place and even the stars.