Damaraland was a name given to the north-central part of what later became Namibia, inhabited by the Damaras. It was bounded roughly by Ovambo land in the north, the Namib Desert in the west, the Kalahari Desert in the east, and Windhoek in the south. Damaraland has a wild and rugged landscape and is one of Namibia’s least populated areas. Southern Damaraland’s great attractions include the Gross Spitzkoppe and Brandberg Mountain, both home to a wealth of rock art and best seen at sunset. Damalanda home to animals like Gemsbok (oryx), kudu, springbok, Hartman’s mountain zebra, southern giraffe, lion, cheetah, and spotted and brown hyaena also live in the area. Birding is excellent, with over 240 species recorded.