Damaraland’s rugged mountains and wide valleys are prime walking territory, with exceptional scenic trails at all of the best camps. Possibly our favourite walking area is the Etendeka Mountains, where Etendeka Mountain Camp focuses strongly on exploration on foot with some of Namibia’s best walking guides. There are varied routes amidst the imposing basalt mountains, Mopani woodland and dry river beds, with soaring vistas from the highest peaks and fascinating flora and fauna to discover with your guide.
Namibia’s specially adapted plants and vegetation are genuinely unique, evolved to survive the harshest drought conditions for much of the year, but at times subjected to torrential rains and flooding. The Etendeka Mountains have their own distinct micro-climate and ecosystem that the guides know intimately and will bring to vivid life on your walks. Other superb walks are offered from Grootberg Lodge and Damaraland Camp, while in Palmwag you may even get friendly on foot with black rhino.