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

The camp is powered by a hybrid system, combining a diesel powered generator that charges a bank of batteries which in turn supplies part of the camp with electricity through an inverter. Thanks to this, the generator only needs to operate for eight hours a day. In addition, each guest tent has its own small solar panel and inverter to power LED lights as well as a solar-powered geyser to provide hot water. Waste water is treated in an Above Ground Sewage Plant, ensuring that the water is clean before being allowed to enter the natural environment.

Pack for a Purpose

Wilderness Safaris has partnered with Pack for a Purpose, a non-profit organisation that provides travellers with up-to-date information about required supplies for community-based projects. Guests that would like to bring along a contribution can view the needs list for Damaraland Camp’s community projects on the Pack for a Purpose website.

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Latest News From Damaraland Camp

  • Damaraland Camp - September 2016
    Sep 6, 2016

    Wildlife sightings were great at Damaraland Camp during September with elephant seen in the area …

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  • Damaraland Camp - August 2016
    Aug 17, 2016

    Even though the area around Damaraland Camp is currently dry, our guests had wonderful sightings of two black rhino and a calf, while elephant were seen regularly on nature drives too…

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  • Damaraland Camp - July 2016
    Jul 14, 2016

    Guests of Damaraland Camp visited the nearby De Riet Kindergarten where they played soccer with the kids; everyone had so much fun our guests didn’t want to return to camp …

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“ I was able to visit a local village and was welcomed into the home of one of the elders. Learning about the culture and daily life of the local people was an incredible experience. ”
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Reviewed by: TheArtStudioNY, 28 February 2016