While much of Namibia is steeped in colonial history, this desert wasteland region was home to a thriving hunter-gatherer population many many moons ago. The natural wonders of the Brandberg, Spitzkoppe and Twyfelfontein were probably their playground.
Vingerklip (Finger Rock)
This gorgeous resident of Damara Mopane Lodge posed like a celebrity.
Baby tiptols waiting to be fed.
Sunset over Khorixas.
Twyfelfontein (above), meaning ‘doubtful fountain’ is home to rock engravings and bushman paintings and the Organ Pipes (below), a fascinating geological formation located nearby.
The Petrified Forest – enormous fossilized tree trunks in an old river channel near Khorixas.
Donkey carts – a typical sight in Damaraland.
So are humble dwellings in this desolate, desert wasteland.
Namibian Rock Agama
Warning to watch out for desert elephants in Damaraland. We saw none 😦
The long and bumpy road through Damaraland.
The Spitzkoppe (below)