The Desert Elephants of Namibia

In Namibia there live elephants who have uniquely adapted to the harsh terrain –  desert elephants of Damaraland. Though not technically a subspecies of elephant – although debate continues in the Scientific community – the desert dwelling herds have adapted remarkably well to their environment.

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Desert elephants cover huge distances every day.

Living along the annually flooding rivers in north-west Namibia, the elephants dig beneath the riverbeds to access the water underground, and have been known to travel as far as 70km a day to get to it.

Famed for being constantly caked in red mud, the gentle giants are always a pleasure to see. And there is no shortage of opportunity of seeing them at the following Damaraland properties:

Damaraland Camp (Wilderness Safaris)

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Damaraland Camp.

 

Mowani

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Camp Mowani.

 

Doro Nawas

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Doro Nawas.

See the desert elephants of Damaraland - one of the most serene areas of Namibia - for yourself. Contact Us to make it happen.

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