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Accommodation at Palmwag Lodge, a haven for those travelling through Damaraland.

An oasis amid the arid desert plains, Palmwag Lodge is a wonderful haven for travellers looking for complete escapism in the heart of dramatic Damaraland, Namibia, with its scenic setting of swaying palm fronds and lush vegetation. Enjoy magical outdoor experiences in this rocky, cultural setting with exciting possibilities of viewing the endangered black rhino and other desert-dwelling wildlife.

One of Namibia’s oldest and most popular tourist rendezvous, Palmwag Lodge is a haven for those travelling through Damaraland, offering an excellent restaurant, bar, swimming pool, campsite and laundry, its top class accommodation a real winner for breaking from long drives.

Find this popular outpost in the heart of the grandiose 582 000-hectare Palmwag Concession, an enormous conservation area brimming with wildlife. It’s the ideal location between the wild Skeleton Coast and magical Kaokoland, with scintillating views of the Etendeka mountains and the contrasting colours of red and green, gold and orange. 

Hikes, rhino tracking adventures, nature and game drives and sleepouts fill your Damaraland holiday as trained and friendly guides take you to find the black rhinos, elephants and lions, all uniquely adapted to this dry desert landscape. Learn how all the conservancies work together to save these animals in a wonderful sustainable tourism ethic. 

Bring the family and stay in two solid thatched rooms for 4-6 persons, featuring everything you need including mosquito nets, en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, shaded verandas and Wi-Fi. A total of 15 rooms, 5 luxury tents and a stunning campsite cater for groups, couples and families. Voyage2Africa recommends this family-friendly accommodation in Damaraland with its many facilities and fun activities. We also host tours in Namibia packed with wildlife viewing, hiking and cultural opportunities. 



The Palmwag Lodge in Damaraland is an oasis in the Namib Desert of Namibia, set under palm trees on the Uniab River. Spend a night at one of this region’s oldest lodges before moving off to explore the nearby Etosha Pan, Etosha National Park, Etendeka Mountains and Skeleton Coast National Park, to name but a few.

Palmwag Lodge is the gateway to the 5 000 square km Palmwag Concession which is home to 70% of Damaraland’s amazing black rhino population. A top-class wilderness area, this private reserve also hosts desert elephants, Hartmann’s mountain zebra, giraffe, gemsbok, springbok, kudu and predators such as lion, cheetah, leopard, brown and spotted hyena.

Accommodation at Palmwag Lodge, a haven for those travelling through Damaraland, includes grand facilities for entertainment – an excellent restaurant, bar, swimming pool, and laundry. Visitors to this Namibian resort choose from 15 thatched rooms including two family units, five secluded luxury tents and several campsites. Palmwag Lodge is a popular place with large groups moving through constantly which can affect the service which tries to accommodate everyone’s needs!

But overall, this green haven lies within wonderful vegetation in the middle of the desert and drives into the Concession are what it is all about – see rhinos and take a nature walk. Or just relax with a drink at the swimming pool bar and lapa and watch the myriad bird species around the lodge!
Visitors will be impressed that there are more predators here than in the Etosha National Park, with more than 100 lions! The Palmwag Concession supports a healthy population of desert black rhinos and elephants, under the management of the Save the Rhino Trust.

Amazing Holiday Packages including Palmwag Lodge

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  • Day and night game drives in the Palmwag Concession
  • Guided nature walks
  • Ovahimba village tours
  • Birding


  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast & Dinner

Palmwag Lodge Damaraland Namibia safari
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  • 15 rooms, 5 luxury tents, campsites 
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bar
  • Guest Lounge area


  • Located on the Uniab River with breathtaking views towards the flat-topped Etendeka mountains and rocky landscapes
  • Family-friendly accommodation featuring ensuite bathrooms, verandas and air conditioning 
  • Largest predator population outside Etosha National Park, where desert adapted lions, rhinos and elephants roam
  • Swimming pool, bar, restaurant and campsite.

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