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Damaraland (Namibia)

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  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Viewpoint
  • Desert
  • Mountain
  • Archaeological Site
  • Unesco World Heritage
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5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
207 ml from Swakopmund by car
When to go

All year round

Minimum stay
2 to 3 days

Reviews of Damaraland

Emmanuelle Bluman Travel writer
163 travel articles

Damaraland is a vast region of North West Namibia, which comprises several exceptional sites such as Brandberg, Twyfelfontein, Vingerclip or again Spitzkoppe.

My suggestion:
Well placed as it is between Etosha and the Skeleton Coast, it is possible to see many things in Damaraland in a (comparatively) small area, so do plan to spend several days on the spot. 

Damaraland is really an interesting region of Namibia. Rich in archeological remains such as the rock paintings of Twyfelfontein and also in natural sites like the petrified forest or the Vingerclip rock which are astonishing places, I really liked its variety and contrasts.

What I surely liked the most in Damaraland , though, is the presence of desert elephants. Elephants that have longer legs, who roam free in the heart of this barren desert. It took us a few hours with a guide to find their tracks, but the sight was worth seeing. The animals live in an environment that is completely different from the savannah of Etosha National Park. A great lesson on how nature can adapt to its environment!

Desert elephants, Damaraland
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