Damaraland

Our top 24 lodges and safari camps in Damaraland

In northern and southern Damaraland lie a number of large concession areas, which are set aside for tourism. Listed below are some of our favorite places to stay. Ask us for more details of what's where, and what's likely to suit you best!

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Doro Nawas

Doro Nawas

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Doro Nawas Camp is perched on top of a rugged, rocky hill, on the floodplains of the dry Aba Huab River. Solid and almost foreboding ...More about Doro Nawas

Excellent  93%
(392 reviews)

The main building on approach looks rather like the Alamo, defended on top of the hill. The open air setting is very well designed for maximum viewing and each chalet has ... Doro Nawas reviews...

Mowani Mountain Camp

Mowani Mountain Camp

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Situated in the heart of southern Damaraland, between Namibia's Ugab and the Huab rivers, the smart Mowani Mountain Camp commands ...More about Mowani Mountain Camp

Excellent  93%
(106 reviews)

If you like rocks, definitely come here. The superior views room open up to a panaramic amphitheater of granite boulders. The public areas and sundowner spot are also lovely... Mowani Mountain Camp reviews...

Etendeka Mountain Camp

Etendeka Mountain Camp

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Etendeka Mountain Camp is a small, rustic eco camp, located in a private 500km2 concession area (effectively a private reserve) ...More about Etendeka Camp

Excellent  97%
(105 reviews)

Etendeka is special. Etendeka Camp reviews...

Damaraland Camp

Damaraland Camp

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Nestled in the Huab River valley, and surrounded by low hills, Damaraland Camp was one of the earliest camps in this area, having ...More about Damaraland Camp

Excellent  95%
(96 reviews)

Our first real Namibian wildlife experience. Camp and accommodation was great. Staff were delightful and food was good. Despite getting one years rain in one afternoon ... Damaraland Camp reviews...

Desert Rhino Camp

Desert Rhino Camp

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Remote, exclusive and specialised, Desert Rhino Camp is located in the vast Palmwag Concession, a semi-desert reserve of about ...More about Desert Rhino Camp

Excellent  96%
(87 reviews)

We had the most amazing safari and were lucky to see three rhinos on foot and get within 10m of a cheetah (in the truck). The scenery is beautiful. The guiding was excepti... Desert Rhino Camp reviews...

Camp Kipwe

Camp Kipwe

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Camp Kipwe, set within the Twyfelfontein Conservancy, is built to an unusual design that fits in harmoniously with its rocky ...More about Camp Kipwe

Excellent  95%
(81 reviews)

Camp Kipwe is very relaxing venue with a lovely small pool set amongst the rocks. Our room was like a large round hobbit home with a brilliant outside shower and bathroom... Camp Kipwe reviews...

Grootberg Lodge

Grootberg Lodge

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Grootberg Lodge is located on a large private concession in the remote northwest of Namibia, part way between Damaraland and ...More about Grootberg Lodge

Excellent  93%
(76 reviews)

Shuttle from base works well (and staff even cleaned the car before we left!). Truly ecological site and staff proud of their record on this. Lack of electric sockets in ... Grootberg Lodge reviews...

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

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Just 4km from Namibia’s historic UNESCO World Heritage Twfelfontein rock engravings site is Twyfelfontein Country Lodge. The ...More about Twyfelfontein C'try Lod.

Good  81%
(48 reviews)

Our rooms didn't have a view. Loved the cave paintings. Twyfelfontein C'try Lod. reviews...

Huab Lodge

Huab Lodge

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Huab Lodge is situated on a private reserve overlooking the ephemeral Huab River; it was one of Namibia's first small, owner-run ...More about Huab Lodge

Good  90%
(28 reviews)

This was our third visit to Huab Lodge and it is a good place to chill out for a few days - especially relaxing in the hot spring. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. The ... Huab Lodge reviews...

Palmwag Lodge

Palmwag Lodge

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Palmwag Lodge sits in an attractive location next to a palm-lined spring in the Uniab River, which often flows with water and ...More about Palmwag Lodge

Good  83%
(28 reviews)

Only stayed one night - on sleep-out, for a bit of excitement for children. Hardest part of the trip with kids due to time in car, roughness of roads, three single night ... Palmwag Lodge reviews...

Brandberg White Lady Lodge

Brandberg White Lady Lodge

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Brandberg White Lady Lodge is situated on the northern side of the Brandberg Mountain, the highest mountain in Namibia. A stay ...More about Brandberg White Lady

Average  70%
(23 reviews)

Similar to Halali, The White Lady lodge is what is is, but thoroughly enjoayable Brandberg White Lady reviews...

Vingerklip Lodge

Vingerklip Lodge

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Vingerklip Lodge sits on a hilltop approximately 1km from the striking Vingerklip ('finger of stone' or 'rock finger') from which ...More about Vingerklip Lodge

Good  84%
(18 reviews)

The area has buttes and mesas made of exactly the same sandstones, and eroded in the same way as those in the South West of USA. I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived ... Vingerklip Lodge reviews...

Spitzkoppen Lodge

Spitzkoppen Lodge

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Opened in November 2016, Spitzkoppen Lodge or Spitzkoppe Lodge is located at the foot of the spectacular Spitzkoppe Mountains, ...More about Spitzkoppen Lodge

Excellent  94%
(10 reviews)

Spitzkoppe had the best scenery in Namibia, and the best lodge for someone like me with special requirememts. The granite boulders were smooth like sandstone, and come in ... Spitzkoppen Lodge reviews...

White Lady B & B

White Lady B & B

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White Lady B & B is in the sleepy town of Uis. A thriving community was once centred on a large tin mine here, but the mine closed ...More about White Lady B & B

Average  67%
(6 reviews)

very strange atmosphere, no staff around except one lady at breakfast only one place to eat at night, which was like an ex holday camp and poor food White Lady B & B reviews...

Brandberg Restcamp

Brandberg Restcamp

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Brandberg Restcamp is set in the small town of Uis, midway between Etosha National Park and Swakopmund. With a number of natural ...More about Brandberg Restcamp

Poor  50%
(4 reviews)

We stayed here about 5 years ago and boy has it changed. Firstly we were not put in the accommodation we reserved and paid for (I have only just found this out via their ... Brandberg Restcamp reviews...

Khowarib Lodge

Khowarib Lodge

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Khowarib Lodge is nestled on the banks of the Hoanib River where it runs through the dramatic Khowarib Gorge in north west Namibia...More about Khowarib Lodge

Good  80%
(4 reviews)

We read some reports about this place that were not very flattering ,But we had a great time and it was all because of Waylon WE had a full day rhino tracking in the ... Khowarib Lodge reviews...

Damara Mopane Lodge

Damara Mopane Lodge

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Damara Mopane Lodge is perfectly situated for visiting Twyfelfontein, the Petrified Forest and the Vingerklip rock pillar. We ...More about Damara Mopane Lodge

Average  67%
(3 reviews)

We only had a stop over heading for Etosha. It was a green oasis and they had a big pool where we had a swim before dinner. Nice rooms and good food. Damara Mopane Lodge reviews...

Ugab Terrace Lodge

Ugab Terrace Lodge

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Ugab Terrace Lodge stands about 14km south of the main Khorixas–Outjo road, a good 50km east of Damaraland. It is surrounded ...More about Ugab Terrace Lodge

Average  67%
(3 reviews)

we did not enjoy staying here. When we arrived there was nobody at the desk. We found a man in jeans who seemed disinterested and told us nothing about the hotel. Our ... Ugab Terrace Lodge reviews...

Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

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Okahirongo Elephant Lodge stands on the banks of Hoarusib River, in one of Namibia's most pristine regions, the malaria-free ...More about Okahirongo Ele. Lodge

Good  80%
(1 reviews)

We had (long time ago) been in the Wilderness camp at Skeleton Coast. We wanted to revisit the area, so picked this camp. It is very good and we had a great time. The ... Okahirongo Ele. Lodge reviews...

Palmwag Sleep-out

Palmwag Sleep-out

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If you are an adventurous traveller and visiting northern Damaraland for a couple of nights, then you might enjoy the Palmwag ...More about Palmwag Sleep-out

Excellent  100%
(1 reviews)

Glad we didn't have to stay at the Lodge itself, which seemed (over-)crowded, noisy, with 2 small pools and rooms/chalets with hardly any privacy. The restaurant however ... Palmwag Sleep-out reviews...

Etendeka Walking Trail

Etendeka Walking Trail

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Trekking on foot though the hills of the Grootberg Massive promises travellers a unique perspective on one of Namibia’s most ...More about Etendeka Walking Trail

Huab Under Canvas

Huab Under Canvas

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Huab Under Canvas is an exclusive semi-permanent tented camp located in the Huab Conservancy of Namibia’s Damaraland. This is ...More about Huab Under Canvas

Ozondjou Trails

Ozondjou Trails

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Opened in September 2016 Ozondjou Trails is a tented camp, overlooking Namibia’s Ugab River. Ozondjou is derived from a Herero ...More about Ozondjou Trails

Sorris Sorris Lodge

Sorris Sorris Lodge

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Sorris Sorris Lodge is located in the Sorris Sorris concession overlooking the Ugab River and the Brandberg Massif. Opened in ...More about Sorris Sorris Lodge

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