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Damaraland: Known for its unique rock formations and desert-adapted wildlife.

Take a trip to the stunning and austerely beautiful Damaraland where mountains of granite, polished sandstone, and desert-dwelling wildlife are located. Discover this sparsely inhabited part of Namibia, significant for superimposing geological landmarks including the spectacular Brandberg Mountain as well as provocative petroglyphs at Twyfelfontein. Interacting with huge elephants, rhinos, and many other large game animals that have adapted to live in the dry environment of the desert. Admire the 50-meter vertical drops, the desert red rock formations, sandstone formations, and plains that spread as far as the eye can see. Adventure into the heart of Damara-land, which is the spirit of Africa and the heart of the carnivores.

Itinerary

This itinerary offers a balanced mix of cultural experiences, natural wonders, and wildlife tracking, ensuring an unforgettable visit to Damaraland.

Day 1: Arrival and Introduction to Damaraland

Arrive at Windhoek and transfer to Damaraland, an approximate 5-6 hour drive through stunning Namibian landscapes. Check-in at your lodge or camp and enjoy a leisurely lunch. In the late afternoon, take a guided walk around the lodge to get introduced to the area’s unique flora and fauna. Relax with dinner at the lodge and an overnight stay.

Day 2: Twyfelfontein and Petrified Forest

Start your day with a hearty breakfast before heading out to explore Twyfelfontein, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its ancient rock engravings. Spend the morning marveling at these historical artworks, then visit the nearby Petrified Forest to see fossilized tree trunks over 280 million years old. After a picnic lunch, continue to the Organ Pipes, a fascinating geological formation. Return to the lodge for dinner and enjoy an evening of stargazing in the clear desert sky.

Day 3: Desert Elephant Tracking and Local Culture

After breakfast, embark on an exciting morning adventure tracking the elusive desert-adapted elephants with an experienced guide. Learn about how these majestic creatures survive in such an arid environment. Enjoy lunch back at the lodge, then in the afternoon, visit a local Himba village to learn about their traditional way of life. Engage with the community and gain insight into their customs and traditions. Return to the lodge for dinner and a relaxing evening.

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Important Information

Packing Tips:

  • Light, breathable clothing for daytime.
  • Warm layers for early mornings and evenings.
  • Comfortable walking shoes.
  • Sun protection: hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
  • Binoculars and a good camera.
  • Insect repellent.

Additional Notes:

  • Ensure you carry enough water and snacks for excursions.
  • Follow your guide’s instructions and respect local customs and wildlife.
  • Consider a guided tour for a more comprehensive experience.

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