Built in a semi-circle of interlinking pathways like an African village, Damara Mopane Lodge is unique and vibrant safari lodge near Khorixas in the vast, arid desert of Damaraland.
Accommodations at the lodge consist of fifty-five inventively-designed chalets. Each spacious and air-conditioned room is furnished with two comfy twin beds, a desk, bedside table, mosquito netting, and a tea and coffee maker. The en suite bathroom comes with a shower. A twin room is also available for those with restricted mobility. However, what stands out about these rooms is their individual vegetable gardens where bright yellow sunflowers smile warmly between rows of spinach and beetroot as zany scarecrows stand guard. Every chalet enjoys a private veranda where guests can relax and enjoy the views.
The lodge is located near the town of Khorixas in the Damaraland region of Namibia en route to the famed Twyfelfontein engravings. The lodge sits within one of the driest and most desolate regions in all of Africa. Because water is scarce, this scrubland is home to a varied assortment of desert-adapted wildlife including elephants and black rhinos who can go for days without water. Gemsbok, kudu, springbok, Hartman’s mountain zebra, southern giraffe, gemsbok, lion, cheetah, and spotted and brown hyena call this desert home too. Birdwatchers will delight in the over 240 species recorded here.