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Damaraland Namibia Safaris
NAMBIA SAFARIS AND DAMARALAND:
Damaraland is a huge region in Namibia that covers forests, open plains, mountains and desert areas. The name Damaraland refers to the north-central part of Namibia, once inhabited by the Herero people who were then referred to as the ‘Damaras’. Damaraland derived its name from the Nama language; ‘Damara’ meaning those ‘who walked here’ which describes the footprints that were often found near the waterholes in this area of Namibia.
Damaraland is surrounded by Windhoek, the Kalahari Desert, the Namib Desert and Ovamboland. Damaraland contains the most scenic areas in Namibia – making this area a safari must. You can see desert elephants, black rhinos, ostriches and springbok. Damaraland also contains four well known areas that are Namibian highlights and safari attractions, they are: Brandberg, Twyfelfontein, Spitzkoppe and the Petrified Forest. Brandberg is well known for the ‘white lady’ , a bushman rock painting; Twyfelfontein is a rocky mountain area filled with historic paintings (1000 AD); Spitzkoppe is an unusual mountain peak (thought to be a broken apart volcano); and the Petrified Forest dates back to millions of years ago.
The Damaraland community is a group of people who all share a passion for the flora and fauna of this Namibian area. For many years they have worked hard to protect this region from poachers and general destruction. They formed a proactive community and turned the Damaraland area into a Wildlife Conservancy (with the help of other organizations). In 1998 the Damaraland Camp helped the community by having their land proclaimed as the Torra Conservancy – one of the most successful conservancies in Africa.
It is best to visit this area between May and December; the climate is generally cooler between May and September averaging at 26 ºC in the day and about 8 ºC in the evenings!
Have a look at our Namibia safaris that pass through and near Daramaland, or read about other Namibian attractions that you might want to visit on your Namibia safari.
More Namibia Safari Attractions:
- Etosha National Park
- Mudumo National Park
- Caprivi Strip
- Fish River Canyon
- Kalahari Namibia
- Skeleton Coast
- Susuwe Triangle
- Waterberg Plateau Park
- Ruacana Falls and Epupa Falls
- Mahango National Park
- Namibia Wildlife Resorts
- Namibia Animals
Safaris that pass through Damaraland:
Explore Namibia on our Pure Namibia safari; this 15-day camping safari is one of our most popular African adventures including the Namibian highlights of Etosha National Park, the Waterberg Park and more. Read more…
Our Great Trans African Lodge Safari allows you to experience Namibia and Botswana on a comfortable African Safari which starts at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Enjoy the comforts of lodgings after an exciting day in the African bush with Jenman Safaris. Read more…
Experience an amazing African Safari which will take you from Cape Town to Victoria Falls! This camping safari is one of our most popular Safari tours. Read more…
Join Jenman African Safaris for this fully accommodated safari! This accommodated Africa safari takes you from Cape Town to Victoria Falls on a 22 day African wildlife adventure. Read more…
Experience our most popular African Safari, this Safari takes you from Victoria Falls to Cape Town through Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Read more…
Come on this fully accommodated safari from Victoria Falls to Cape Town. This 22 day adventure is fully accommodated and takes you through Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana and other wonderful Countries! Read more…
Come on an African Safari which takes you from Swakopmund to Victoria Falls. Enjoy this Jenman safari which includes the areas of Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. Read more…
Travel from Swakopmund to Victoria Falls on our Northern Skies Lodge safari - explore Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe on our popular African safari with Jenman African Safaris. Read more…
Explore Victoria Falls on our Victoria Falls to Swakopmund Safari tour. This Safari takes you to Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. Read more…