Damara Mopane Lodge
Lying on the C39, west of Outjo in north-west Namibia, is a wattle-and-daub lodge tucked like an African village in a stand of mopane trees. It's a little oasis in this wild landscape of shrubby savanna, dry riverbeds, stark granite mountains and extreme temperatures. Nearby is one of the largest concentrations of rock paintings, or petroglyphs, in Africa. Beneath them, lion, cheetah, endangered black rhino, springbok and oryx roam the savanna, and the famous, and endearing, desert-adapted elephants lumber through the dry riverbeds in search of food.