Located in Damaraland, on the Torra Conservancy, in the Huab river valley, Damaraland Camp is an award winning eco-luxury camp.
Owned – in partnership with Wilderness Safaris – by a Torra Conservancy community initiative, Damaraland Camp opened in 1996, is run entirely by native Namibians, and has gained a reputation for its levels of service, its knowledge of the land and for the time it takes to introduce guests to a wildlife experience that includes tracking the areas elusive but rewarding desert elephant.
A mixed build, upgraded in 2008, the main lodge is constructed from stone, includes a bar, dining area, verandha and swimming pool, while the 10 sleeping tents – chalets – are raised on wooden platforms, and sheltered by thatch roofs. Furnished in a style that would not look out of place in an Italian showroom, the main lodge is characterised by low seating, a mixed material floor (wood and polished stone), and looks out onto the Huab valley’s sparse wildernesses. Meals are taken both in and out; the cuisine is local and international; and the service is lovely.
The en-suite sleeping tents of Damaraland Camp are reportedly double their original size, and possess a comfortable double bed, a walk-in changing area and a small verandha. The bathroom consists of a basin and shower. With the temperature regulated by both the thatch roof and a built-in fan, and space to sit, relax and enjoy the view in the privacy of one’s own company, the tents are a welcome refuge from the midday sun.
Activities at Damaraland Camp include nature drives, guided walks, sundowner drives, mountain biking and excursions to view the rock art of Twyfenlfontein. Please note that the area is semi desert, and that consequently the game is sparser, and spread across a larger area than it is in the likes of the Maasai Mara.