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.
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.
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.
Read what our previous clients thought of Doro Nawas Camp
Good apart from health and safety issues (which Greg is aware of)and staff training could probably be improved. The staff I think are mostly locals and some tended not to be very forthcoming (shy?). Our guide Collen was superb and made up for some of the camp's other deficiencies.
very pretty quite a stiff climb up the hill to the main lodge for older people but very nice
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