Damaraland Camp

Reviews of Damaraland Camp

Excellent(95%) From 90 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 90 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.
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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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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