Damaraland

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.

Highlights:

  •  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