Damaraland Camp, Damaraland, Namibia

Damaraland Camp is a Classic Camp

4Cs Projects at Damaraland Camp

Damaraland Camp is the successful result of a partnership between Wilderness Safaris and the Torra Conservancy, and has become an inspiration for communities and conservationists throughout Africa. In addition, the camp has been built with to be as eco-friendly as possible, thus minimising its environmental footprint and continuing to express our 4Cs vision.


Community Partnership: Torra Conservancy

Wilderness Safaris and the Torra community in Damaraland have formed a successful partnership, with the community acting as landlord. It has resulted in a 352 000-hectare (869 000-acre) conservancy being proclaimed. Desert-adapted wildlife is flourishing again and poaching, once rife, has decreased substantially.

Eco-friendly Camp Build

At Damaraland Camp, the traditional knowledge of our neighbours was combined with new technology; the eco-sandbags used to build the walls of the camp are an example. Other sustainably-sourced, biodegradable materials used include canvas fabric, reeds, gum poles and grass thatch. Natural lighting and convection along with good insulation are useful in reducing our energy footprint.

Green Operating Systems

We also focused on producing energy-efficient solutions for power, water and waste. Electricity and hot water are derived from a hybrid energy system thus reducing the amount of time the generator needs to work, and waste water is) is treated in an Above Ground Sewage Plant, ensuring that the water is clean before being allowed to enter the natural environment.

Latest Damaraland Camp Album

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Latest News From Damaraland Camp

  • Damaraland Camp – February 2014
    Feb 28, 2014

    A herd of ten desert-adapted elephant seen – with three calves – seen at Damaraland Camp this month.

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  • Damaraland Camp - December 2013
    Dec 19, 2013

    Strange weather coupled with great game viewing and a very successful children’s camp summed up this month at Damaraland Camp…

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  • Damaraland Camp - November 2013
    Nov 29, 2013

    The continuing arid conditions draw all kinds of wildlife to the dry river beds…with the lions in close pursuit…

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A Quote From Our Guests

“ Damaraland Camp is a beautiful place. A haven of tranquility with spectacular views. And in spite of its rather isolated location, there are still plenty of opportunities to meet and chat with local people should you like that. ”
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Reviewed by: AutoBert, 2013.08.23