Reviews of Damaraland Camp
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A short but memorable stay
The best welcome of a fantastic trip, and then what a send off! Singing appeared to be a speciality of the camp and of our lovely, funny guide Dawid!
Stunning location but so sad to hear that so few elephants remained in the area at the time we were there. Wish we had had longer...
Lovely camp for desert elephants
Overall we found the activities enjoyable and our guide Richard enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The main focus was looking for desert elephants, and he did his best to find them despite the herds travelling very far from where we were. He also showed us the amazing landscape of this area as well as other unique animals and birds. We appreciated the guide's willingness to stay out as much as we wanted, even if it means sometimes we're late for the meals.
The camp is located further away from other camps in this area, which gave a nice secluded feeling. Most times we don't see other vehicles aside from where we found the elephants.
The camp atmosphere was nice, and we enjoyed interacting with the staff. It felt genuine and personal despite the camp being part of a bigger safari operator. Nothing to complain about the room or facilities. Sundowner snacks were very good. We enjoyed the view from the main dining area.
Greeted with a song
Beautiful location . Wr felt we were the only people there. (Although the camp was full!)Read more about the whole safari
A first class hostess at Damaraland.
We loved it here and were sorry to only be here for one night. Maggie, the boss, made it very very special and greeted us with song and said goodbye with song. The menu was read to us in English and click language and breakfast on top of a hill one morning was a lovely surprise with eggs cooked over a fire. Maggie ate dinner with us and entertained us all.
A first class camp thanks to Maggie and her team.
Damaraland Camp review
This Wilderness run Camp is faultless.
The manager Maggie makes a great effort to make your stay very special. She arranges a series of surprises, of which I won't say too much, except that they don't disappoint.
Our guide whilst staying here was Albert, who looked after us totally, nothing was too much trouble. He was very knowledgeable about the area and its wildlife and also good company.
Seeing desert elephant and a free roaming rhino were very special experiences.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.