The broad open spaces of Damaraland and Kaokoveld are one of Southern Africa’s last wildlife and wilderness areas, and you can still see zebras, giraffes, antelopes, elephants and even black rhinos ranging outside national parks or protected reserves. This area is also home to the famous desert-adapted elephants.
At a glance
Why you should visit
The arid landscape consisting of rocky mountain ranges, granit boulders, dry riverbeds and gravel plains are spectacularly beautiful and seem to strech out endlessly towards the horizon.
Our favourite time to visit
One of Namibia’s most recognizable landmarks, the 1728m-high Spitzkoppe rises like a mirage above the dusty Namib plains of southern Damaraland. Its dramatic shape has inspired its nickname, the Matterhorn of Africa. Next to the picture-perfect desert landscape, the granite boulders that form the Spitzkoppe mountains also boast ancient rock paintings, which can be explored with local guides.