Spitzkoppe – Damaraland, Namibia
Admire the incredible desert landscapes that seem to never end as we head towards Damaraland.
Around 100,000 Damara people reside in Namibia, all sharing a common language with the Nama, but keeping a distant relationship with each other. Some evidence suggests that the Damara have gathered small herds of stock for thousands of years, as well as grow tobacco and pumpkins (and, more recently, vegetables and corn). We stop a few times for you to browse and shop their local arts before heading to the Damaraland Living Museum where we learn about the lost culture of the Damara People.
The region is well-known for its bushmen paintings that can be spotted all over the area and you can go on an optional Pre-historic Rock Engravings Tour (100NAD) exploring Namibia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We will arrive at the camp by mid-afternoon.
Accommodation: Aba-Huab Camp (or similar)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Damaraland Living Museum
Optional Activity: Prehistoric Rock Engravings Guided Tour – 100 NAD
Distance: 235 km (4 hours travelling time)
2020 Itinerary Change: We travel from Spitzkoppe to Etosha National Park on this day in 2020 travelling for 7 – 8 hours, with no stop in Damaraland. We embark on a Wildlife Safari Drive in Etosha and there is an optional activity of an Etosha Open Vehicle Safari Night Drive (750 NAD From 1 Jan 2020)