Damaraland: a magnificent place to visit in Namibia
Located in the west of Namibia, between the Skeleton Coast, the Etosha National Park border in the north and Kaokoland in the south, Damaraland is an arid region of alternating mountain passes and savannahs. With arid landscapes of exceptional beauty, a mysterious “petrified forest”, rock paintings, wild fauna and surprising flora, it’s a must-see place to visit in Namibia. What’s more, it’s fascinating to discover the Spitzkoppe massif (1,728 m) and the Brandberg (2,573 m), as well as the archaeological site of Twyfelfontein.
It used to be a territory reserved for the Damaras ethnic group. They are one of Namibia’s oldest peoples. As for the wildlife, this incredible place is home to zebras, oryx, giraffes, lions, kudu, elephants, leopards and more. The fauna is rich and varied, with aloes, pachypodium and more.
What can you do in Damaraland?
- Meet the Damara people
- Join us on a magnificent safari to see desert elephants and many other animal species.
- 4*4 trekking in the mountains of Damaraland.
- Visit the petroglyphs at Brandberg and Twyfelfontein (archaeological sites).
- Discover the Spitzkoppe and Brandberg massifs + visit the Bushmen paradise archaeological site.
- Discover the petrified forest.
- Admire the rock paintings at the Brandberg.
- Visit the rock engravings of the first Bushmen.
- Observe the archaeological site of Twyfelfontein, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2007.
- Visit the Petrified Forest, west of the ancient capital Khorixas.
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