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Namibia is famed for the land of great contrasts and the area of Damaraland is no exception. The backdrop of this impressive region is the Brandberg Mountains, which flow down onto the valleys floors around them. Here on these stark plains you will find ancient valleys and petrified forests which are some 200 million years old. Rock art dating back 100's of years can be viewed in the ravines and caves of the Brandberg Mountains.
The area is home to the endangered desert elephant which have adapted so well to this harsh region where water and food are hard to find. They tend to roam around the areas of the dry riverbed and can sometimes be seen standing on their back legs to reach the very last leaf with their trunks. The desert adapted black rhino is also found in Damaraland and can be trekked on foot with some skilled rangers.
12 hours 30 minutes via Johannesburg
GMT +2 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an endemic area
Best time to travel
April - October
The best time to visit Namibia is between April and October, the days are warm and sunny and rainfall at a minimum. The wet season arrives in December and generally runs through until March.
Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:
Nights: 12 | from £5,875pp
Experience the contrasting textures, colours and captivating landscapes of Namibia on a journey through the highlights of the country, from vast orange... Find out more
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