Damaraland’s raw and rugged beauty makes this perhaps one of our favourite areas in Namibia and certainly one of the most scenic. It is made up of a glorious collection of the most dramatic landscapes the country has to offer – from Spitzkoppe, Erongo and Brandberg in the south to the breathtaking stark red mountains in the north.
The area is not only a visual treat, but offers a variety of fascinating experiences. A visit to Twyfelfontein is a must, home to some of Southern Africa’s oldest prehistoric rock art and engravings. The area is most well known, however, for its population of desert-adapted wildlife. Not strictly an official wildlife area, do not come with expectations of your more typical game-viewing experience. There are no national parks here; the wildlife are ever-moving and can cover vast distances in a day. But with the right guide, you might just be lucky enough to encounter the critically endangered black rhino, desert-adapted elephants and even lions.
Further north in the Kunene region and right up to to the northern border of Angola, you will find Namibia‘s most remote and inaccessible areas where the land and people still remain untouched by civilisation to this day. For those wishing to see the Herero and Himba people, nowhere in the country will provide a more authentic experience.