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Quiver Tree, Namibia

Damaraland

Situated near the rugged Skeleton Coast, Damaraland is scenically magnificent with vast desert landscapes, granite kopjes, deep gorges and open plains.

Colourful rock formations brighten this desolate landscape, contrasting wonderfully with deep-blue Namibian skies.

Sandy tracks, Damaraland, Namibia
Damaraland, Namibia
Desert adapted elephant, Damaraland, Namibia
Damaraland, Namibia
Twyfelfontein Rock Art, Damaraland, Namibia
Twyfelfontein Rock Art, Damaraland, Namibia

A little more about Damaraland

The region is famed for the ancient petroglyphs of Twyfelfontein, created by the predecessors of the Namibian Bushmen, as well as the nearby petrified forests.

Desert-adapted elephants roam Damaraland, surviving in the harshest conditions, whilst populations of wild black rhinos can be found in the Palmwag Reserve and the environs of the remote Ugab River valley.

Experiences

Explore Damaraland

Explore the boulder-strewn landscape of Damaraland on foot, horseback or by mountain bike.

Rock Art

Visit Twyfelfontein, the site of numerous ancient rock engravings. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Twyfelfontein is decorated with countless petroglyphs, dating back thousands of years.

Desert Elephants

Track the herds of desert-adapted elephants that inhabit Damaraland. Often travelling vast distances in search of water, they survive against the odds in this arid region.

Desert Rhinos

Track one of the last surviving populations of desert-adapted black rhinos. These endangered animals are found within the protected Palmwag Reserve.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Jackie Devereux

I was born in Zimbabwe. With a dad who was in the police force, we moved from place to place. I have always been passionate about travel. My grandparents mentioned that our ancestors set off from the Horn of Africa – Ethiopia – looking for better cattle pastures. They ended up settling in the south-eastern hills of Zimbabwe, in the Great Zimbabwe area.
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Illona Cross

Born in a small South African town, I have always followed my passion for nature and discovery. After studying Nature Conservation in Pretoria, I was one of the first women to complete a very tough cadetship in the Natal Parks Board. It was here where I cut my teeth in African wildlife management. My desire to see more led me to work as a guide for AndBeyond, first in South Africa, then in Tanzania as the company expanded. Here, I lived and worked in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro, guiding and running safari camps.
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Bridget Cohen

Aged five and with my Curious George toy safely tucked under my arm, I set off with my family to travel around Europe in an orange VW minibus. Looking back on the adventures we had along the way, I now know that this was where my love for travel and exploring began.
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Illona put together a really good itinerary less than 6 weeks before departure. She was very efficient, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Illona has arranged African trips for us before and she was as committed and helpful as ever.

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