The highland desert of Damaraland and Kaokoveld, in Namibia's extreme north, are among Southern Africa's last true wilderness areas.
The clicking-tongued Damara and ochre-skinned Himba live in simple villages, subsisting as goat and cattle herders.
Damaraland is home to Namibia's best rock art, while desert elephant and black rhino roam the harsh environment.
Top itineraries in Damaraland
Explore the plains of the Namib Desert, the apricot dunes of Sossusvlei, the charming coastal town of Swakopmund, the rugged terrain of Damaraland and the abundance of wildlife in the world-renowned Etosha National Park.
Top places to stay in Damaraland
Nestled in rocks with sweeping valley views, Camp Kipwe effortlessly combines bucolic charm with boutique luxury. With strong eco-friendly credentials, its dome-shaped chalets and bungalows seem as much part of the landscape as the river running through it.
This exclusive wilderness camp is set amid 450,000 acres in the arid Palmwag Concession, home to the largest free-roaming black rhino population in Africa
Arguably the most pristine wilderness area in Namibia, this wilderness safari lodge is community-run and sustainable, with an eco-friendly construction that has merged new technology with ancient methodology.
Where to go in Damaraland
The Kunene River forms the border between Namibia and Angola before it snakes south through the Ehomba and Zebra Mountains toward the Atlantic Ocean.
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