A remote wilderness where desert rhino roam
If you long to feel the dust on your skin, the giant skies above you and the stars within reach, a Damaraland safari is for you. Dramatic, inspiring and remote, Damaraland is without a doubt one of Namibia’s most visually spectacular landscapes. It’s also one of the most ancient.
Discover the famous collection of authentic San rock art and engravings among the red-rock mountains of Damaraland. From the vast expanse of the Brandberg to the eerie formations of Spitzkoppe and on the cave walls of Twyfelfontein. Encounter real-life experiences etched into the rock on a Damaraland safari. There are more than 2000 engravings on the sandstone in the Twyfelfontein valley.
Damaraland is also home to the elusive desert elephant, specially adapted to the water-scarce terrain. These mighty giants share the landscape with gemsbok, rhino, zebra and even lion, all of whom manage to thrive amongst the rocky outcrops and rough-hewn plains. This raw, survival-first feel, is what makes a Damaraland safari particularly attractive to adventurers.
Best Time to Visit Damaraland:
The best time for a Damaraland safari is during the dry season (May to October). However, it remains an exceptional year-round destination, although rather hot during the summer months.
Like a stone monument, the Vingerklip is one of Namibia’s most famous rock formations.
Twyfelfontein contains at least 2500 engravings and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.
The Brandberg Massif is home to the highest peak in Namibia and most well-known for its ancient rock art.
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This unusual ‘forest’ is not a forest at all. Rather it’s an accumulation of enormous fossilized tree trunks around 280 million years old which washed away during an ancient flood. You may also spot the unique Welwitschia plants while on a visit here.
This unique group of granite peaks loom out of the Namib desert in southern Damaraland, featuring examples of Bushmen paintings and some rather incredible rock formations.
Probably the most famous rock art and engravings site in Namibia, Twyfelfontein contains at least 2,500 engravings and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.
The Brandberg Massif is home to the highest peak in Namibia and most well known for its ancient rock art, including The White Lady. A hike there takes about 45-60 minutes along the gorge of the Tsisab River.