Doro Nawas rests on a small hill on the edge of the dry Aba-Huab River overlooking ancient plains with glorious views of the rugged Damaraland area within the starkly beautiful Doro Nawas Conservancy. This is prime desert-adapted elephant country and clear nights offer ample opportunity for magnificent stargazing, while the ancient rock art of Twyfelfontein is a glimpse into a long-gone world. The camp provides an excellent base for exploring the local area in game drive vehicles and on foot, taking in the spectacular views, desert scenery and the wildlife including gemsbok, springbok and occasional black rhino and cheetah.
The 16 units are all designed to blend into the surrounding scenery. Each room is a mix of natural stone and canvas walls with wood and glass doors, shaded by a thatch roof. All rooms offer a bedroom and en suite bathroom with outdoor shower as well as a veranda for stargazing or sleep outs.
The main area of the camp offers unspoilt panoramic views of the diverse and dramatic landscape which varies from tabletop outcrops, small canyons and dry riverbeds, to savannah and grassland vistas. An indoor and outdoor dining area, a pool, a bar and a curio shop all make up the general areas of the camp. A staircase to the roof leads to a area for relaxing sundowners and stargazing.
How to get to Doro Nawas Camp
Flight time to/from Swakopmund is approximately 60 minutes, to/from Windhoek 1 hour 40 minutes and to/from Ongava 60 minutes. Doro Nawas airstrip is located about 2 km from camp.
Activities at Doro Nawas Camp
Game drives, visits to the San rock art at Twyfelfontein, the Petrified Forest, Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes, star gazing, walks, cultural visits, scorpion walks and scenic drives.
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Mr Ian Smith & Ms Susan Bain4
Stunning location in such a remote area. Accommodation was excellent and the service from staff friendly and helpful. Does not merit 5/5 due to limited menu choices especially during the day.Read full trip review
Charles Slater & Charlotte Bryers5
Incredible setting, sleeping under the stars and wonderful elephant safari.Read full trip review
Mr Vladimir Nardin5
Amazing view and location, friendly staff, unforgettable desert elephantsRead full trip review
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