The transfer vehicle arrived and within 30 minutes, I had a cold beer in hand looking down the hill to the Abu-Huab River – well its valley anyway – about two miles distant. Our room was light and airy and comfortably, rather than luxuriously, equipped but they sit well in the landscape and all have ‘that’ view down into valley and beyond.
I think Damaraland Camp was Wilderness Safaris’ first camp in Namibia and although it’s been upgraded over the years, its location remains its strength. Or so we thought, until we started to get to know the staff. What a bunch of characters, many from the local villages, that Wilderness have assembled here. A true credit to themselves, their county and Wilderness.
We headed out for a short sundowner drive to a magical location with close and far reaching views and following a delicious G&T and nibbles, as the shadows lengthened, we headed back to camp. Another (pre-dinner) G&T was followed by a superb dinner, introduced in fine style; but the best was to come with an impromptu staff concert – that some of the guests joined in. What a way to finish off a superb day.