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Damaraland & Kaokaland in Namibia

Damaraland is dominated by rugged mountain ranges and steep escarpments, ancient highlands and barren valleys scorched by a relentless sun. This visually stunning area contains no National Parks, but, is a beautiful wilderness area with plenty of specialist wildlife which should be on the itinerary of every visitor to Namibia.

The remote northern area of Damaraland has many huge privately managed conservancies many of which are run as partnerships with local communities, similar to those in neighboring Botswana, some of which can only be accessed by air. The south is easily accessible to self-drivers and the popular tourist attractions of the Petrified Forest, Organ Pipes and Burnt Mountain are located here.

Wildlife is abundant and varied offering encounters with the famous desert adapted elephants that roam the riverbeds and adjacent mopane woodlands or numerous herds of mountain zebra, springbok and oryx. This area also contains some of the few free ranging black ...

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WHY VISIT Damaraland & Kaokaland

  • Spectacular desert mountain capes and generally awesome scenery
  • Interesting and varied desert adapted wildlife
  • Good place to see the highly endangered black rhino.
  • Bushman Art
  • Fascinating geological formations
  • Fantastic for a self-drive adventure

ACCOMMODATION IN Damaraland & Kaokaland

There is world class accommodation here in all categories, your choice of hotel, lodge or camp will depend on whether you are after a romantic stay or something more family orientated. Our consultants can guide you on the best options for your budget and aspirations.


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SAMPLE TOURS

Below are some successful itineraries that have worked well for our clients. Please call to check availability or better still let us tailor make your own safari holiday.


PHOTO GALLERIES

Safari Club Photos - Cape fur seals at Walvis Bay

Namibia Familiarisation Trip 2014

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PLACES TO GO IN Damaraland & Kaokaland

Most guests will visit Southern Damaraland due to its easy accessibility and convenient location on the main self-drive circuits. Clients on flying safaris may choose to visit the north and its superb wildlife conservancies.



WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO GO?

Damaraland can be visited at any time of year. The best time to visit is during the dry season from May to the end of October. The summer months from November to April can be very hot with rain possible usually between December and Mid-March.

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DRY SEASON

June sees warm sunny days and cool nights, through to August. The bush is dry and game viewing excellent. Hot sunny days and warm nights develop in September and through to October, the bush remains dry and vegetation is dwindling. This is the ideal time to visit Namibia.  

When visiting the coastal areas it is worth noting that during winter (June- August) occasionally a condition known as Berg wind occurs, this is a hot dry wind blowing from the inland to the coast and due to desert that lies behind the coast, these winds can develop into sand storms.

By November the temperature increases, days are hot and storm clouds brew whilst light showers begin. December is usually the hottest month, rains become more frequent and the atmosphere quite humid.

green SEASON

January and February are very hot with some occasional rain storms. Game viewing is fairly good. March becomes slightly cooler, occasional rain storms continue.

SHOULDER SEASON

April sees the trees fruiting, nights are cooler and days warm with some early morning mist. The bush begins to dry out in May and hence game viewing is improving with comfortable temperatures, this is a more affordable time to visit Namibia. 



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