Damaraland - Rugged desert wilderness
Situated to the east of the Skeleton Coast National Park and southwest of Etosha National Park is the breathtaking mountainous region of Damaraland. Here, an assortment of unique desert-adapted animals, such as elephant, zebra and lion, seek out an existence in this near-barren landscape.
Not to be missed is the beautiful Brandberg, Namibia's highest mountain, which is home to thousands of ancient rock paintings - most notably, the White Lady. Nearby, the rocky outcrops of Twyfelfontein feature exceptional Bushmen etchings, which are considered to be some of the best preserved etchings on the continent.
One of the region's more unusual habitats is the Petrified Forest, which dates back millions of years and offers a haunting landscape of gigantic fossilised trees, some up to 30 metres (100 ft) in length.
- Ancient rock painting of the White Lady at Brandberg
- The Petrified Forest, where ancient fossilised tree trunks can be seen
- Exceptional Bushman etchings at Twyfelfontein
- Remarkable assortment of desert-adapted fauna and flora
From N$ 2,050
Discreetly built high amongst massive red granite boulders, Mowani Mountain Camp provides unsurpassed views over the vast unspoiled wilderness, with magnificent desert scenery, unique flora and fauna, and fascinating geological formations and archaeological sites.
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Scenic Flight & Himba Village
This early morning flight from Swakopmund takes you into the interior of Namibia, past the majestic Brandberg Mountains, the Tabletop Mountains and into Damaraland towards Opuwo. Here a Himba guide will escort you on a tour of a traditional village. On the return flight you can view the beautiful Skeleton Coast from above.
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