Damaraland Camp

Reviews of Damaraland Camp

Excellent(95%) From 76 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 76 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 and Mrs D from Basingstoke
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Damaraland Camp review

A semi-wilderness camp in luxury en-suite tents, each with their own verandah looking down the valley. Excellent food and service from a team of staff who seemed to love their work and were keen to explain everything about the camp and the area.

On our second night all of the staff sang to the guests after dinner. The first couple of songs were probably arranged as part of the evening but the next half dozen songs were clearly because they were enjoying it so much! Very memorable.

Safari drives excellent.

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Mr P M and family - Namibia in Sep
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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This camp is fantastic

We travelled all around Namibia and this was the highlight of our trip.

Whilst very remote, it is definitely worth the extra effort to get there. The accommodation, setting and atmosphere are superb and the staff fantastic. We really liked the communal dining experience and we met some very interesting people, who we hope to catch up with in the future.

Our guide, Chris, was excellent - very informative and interesting. We really enjoyed the morning trip to see the desert adapted elephants along with the spectacular outdoor breakfast at sunrise - definitely one of the highlights of our trip. The food and setting was first class.

A special word of thanks to Adams, the chap who guarded our car at the pick-up point - he was a real character.

We enjoyed the impromptu stargazing provided by the guides. We were very sad to leave.

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Mr & Mrs F from Hunton
Arrived on: 4-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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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...

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Mr M & Ms T from London
Arrived on: 2-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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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.

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PV from Ireland
Arrived on: 22-May-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Greeted with a song

Beautiful location . Wr felt we were the only people there. (Although the camp was full!)

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Mr & Mrs V - Surrey
Arrived on: 9-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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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.

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Mrs L. from Winchester
Arrived on: 5-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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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.

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Mr D & Mrs S - Hampshire
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Damaraland Camp

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.

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The W family - Holland
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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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!

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Mr & Ms S from Abingdon
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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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.

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