Damaraland Camp

Reviews of Damaraland Camp

Excellent(94%) From 86 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 86 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.
Mrs A. from Kornhall
Arrived on: 11-Apr-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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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.

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P&K
Arrived on: 9-Apr-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Damaraland

Ten plus km up a rocky track to get there from the road - after the most amazing drive up the skeleton coast. Somehow better rooms than anything so far - with views to die for - different again. A sung welcome, the evening menu in click language - you have to hear it and dancing/singing too - and it is really clear no one is being coerced to do it - warms the heart honestly.

Out with Richard to see the elephants - out of Africa breakfast and the loo with a view hard to beat and on to the rock carvings. Pool very welcome for a bit of rest and relaxation.

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Mr M. from Shrewsbury
Arrived on: 6-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Damaraland Camp review

Considering its location in a remote area it was pretty good.

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Mr & Mrs W. from London
Arrived on: 6-Jan-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great staff created lovely atmosphere

We had a wonderful time at Damaraland camp. The staff goes out of its way to make your stay enjoyable.

We particularly enjoyed the morning breakfast in the mountains as well as the Boma dinner.

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Mr S from Wales
Arrived on: 28-Dec-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Damaraland Camp review

Completely fail to understand why this place is so much more expensive tha Doro Nawas. Pssition less attractive. Room smaller but of very good quality. Food good.

But none of the small differences added up to £100 a night.

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Mrs B from Hampshire
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great damaraland lodge

Lovely camp with great reception area and we had a lovely cabin at the end of the row, with a beautiful view. The food was imaginative, and there was a main course choice.

Staff made a great effort to talk to everyone and draw everyone together.the day trip with breakfast on the hill top was great then followed by a trip to find the elephants all in the river bed. We were told there was a trip price list in the room, but we couldn't find it, and it was quite expensive, but a great trip.

All the transfers, and leaving car by goat farm were simple and efficient.

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I&C from UK
Arrived on: 22-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Damaraland Camp review

Wonderful location and enjoyable activities.

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W Party - from Chorleywood
Arrived on: 20-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Damaraland Camp review

There was a feeling that everything was done on auto pilot and it was easy to find fault with relatively little things. The staff were friendly but were allowed to coast and it seemed that this was because there was no overall management.

Our guide, Teak, started by trotting out the conventional patter for the average guest and was at first resistant to our clear objectives as to what we wanted to see. Eventually he cottoned on and he worked very hard for us, going the extra mile so that we had some wonderful sightings of elephants.

At our last dinner at the camp, I sat next to Vanessa, a young manager, who had only been at the camp for three weeks. I told her about some of the little things that we had observed and she responded positively. She was obviously intelligent and sensitive to how delicately things had to be handled with some staff who had been there for years but realised the necessity for change. The next morning, things dramatically improved. Staff were attentive, nets were placed over the breakfast things and starlings were shooed off the butter.

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Mr and Mrs W Devon
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Damaraland Camp review

Our favourite place, staff remembered everyones name, having a cooked breakfast on a hill top was something else.

When we arrived staff rushed out and sang a welcome, set the standard and it did not slip.

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Ms B - S and Mr A - S from Switzerland
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Damaraland Camp review

This was our favorite place in Namibia.

Great location, views to die for, lovely staff (especially Corbiana and Patricia) and traditional dinner at the fire. Make sure to take the desert elephant trip - it has been our closest encounter with wildlife so far. Breakfast up on a mountain was another highlight of this trip.

This is a place you will never forget...

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