Doro Nawas

Reviews of Doro Nawas

Excellent(91%) From 237 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 237 of our travellers who have visited Doro Nawas, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs V - Coleraine
Arrived on: 10-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Uninspiring architecture!!

The initial impression on arrival was of a dark and unwelcoming building. The chalet decor was dark and gloomy and floors were so polished that it was quite slippery.

It would be a good idea to inform future visitors that the Doro Nawas camp is at the end of D2612, almost an hour's drive from the first (locked) camp with a sign 'Doro Nawas Camp.'

We found the staff very anxious to get everything right for the guests.

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Mr & Mrs O from Chester
Arrived on: 26-May-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Long (bad) road to Doro Nawas

Staff seemed less professional than at other lodges and less wlcoming/enthusiatic.

However they were most helpful in repairing a puncture.

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Ms B & Mr L - New South Wales
Arrived on: 19-May-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Doro Nawas in damaraland

This is a lovely place to stay. Originally I was not keen on stopping in damaraland, but we really enjoyed it. The scenery is spectacular.

Our accommodation was really unique. Most things in the room are made of polished concrete, including the bed head. It had a lovely terrace with great views, and although wee didn't the option to roll the beds out there to sleep. There is also an outside as well as an inside shower. The staff who are from the local area are lovely and are very helpful.

The food was nice and the setting for dinner both evenings was fantastic, once inside with extensive views and once outside around an open fire, with views of the stars. We did the trip to see the desert adapted elephants which was great, a close up encounter! Information gained from the guide proved very useful later in our trip!! One thing to note if you stay here, there is no kettle in room, so worth asking for a flask delivered if you like an early morning cup of tea, also although no one told us the house wine was included with dinner,a. Nice surprise when we settled our bill.

This was one of the nicest places we stayed on our trip through Namibia.

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Mr. & Mrs. W from Alaska
Arrived on: 20-Apr-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Doro Nawas review

Beautiful scenery. Saw the desert elephants on a very nice game drive.

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Mr. & Mrs. CW - Channel Islands
Arrived on: 14-Apr-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Doro Nawas review

The location of Dore Nawas is magnificent! We were fortunate to see the area so lush and green after the recent rainfall, but can imagine that the area would look rather parched during periods of drought. The 'sleeping under the stars' is an experience worth repeating, even more so after the lesson in astronomy by our guide. Richardt is a very enthustiastic and personable guide, and we enjoyed our geology walk with him especially.

All staff at Doro Nawas are extremely friendly and helpful. We were most impressed (especially our 12-year old son) that all staff remembered and addressed us by our names.

Doro Nawas is an excellent choice for self-drives to Twyfelfontein, the Petrified Forest, the Organ Pipes and Burnt Mountain.

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Allison & Walker Party - Knanesborough
Arrived on: 21-Jan-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Dorao Nawas review

Excellent happy staff, incredible location, good service, limited wildlife but this was never going to be Etosha.

Nothing to criticize at all.

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Mr P & Mrs A - new year in Namibia and Botswana
Arrived on: 13-Jan-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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An unusual and scenic location

Our visit was just one night and it followed the Desert Rhino camp which would be hard for anywhere to compete with (although Doro Nawas is run by the same organisation - Wilderness Trails - equally professionally).

Accommodation was spacious and well appointed in individual thatched chalets. The communal facilities are on a high rock outcrop with wonderful views. Food was good. Staff as always were welcoming and hospitable.

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Mr & Mrs R - New York
Arrived on: 17-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Doro Nawas review

This was one of the two lodging highlights of our trip. The setting and design of the main lodge and individual units was just wonderful and staff was, without exception, genuinely attentive and helpful. It is all in a spectacular setting and enjoying this at night by rolling the bed out onto the terrace was a brilliant idea.

We did take the evening drive to look for the elephants and happily found them but even if we hadn't the ride in the riverbed at sunset was gorgeous. The tours are a little pricey but the experience of being in this setting for a couple of days was unmatched for us.

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Mr & Mrs M from Kingsley
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Desert elephants a highlight

View of the 'fort ' on approach looked rather like Alcatraz !! Not the most welcoming of buildings but luckily better inside than out.

The rooms were also splendid so first impressions not always correct! The elephant drive was a huge success, with a lot of elephants to the pound and the guide excellent. The visit to the village was really interesting and the people really keen to share their way of life with us. Anyone who thinks they have a hard life should definitely go there and experience how happy and welcoming these people are in very difficult circumstances. We also learnt that empty coke cans keep elephants away from your tomato plants!

The staff were friendly and helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

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Dr & Mrs M - Newcastle upon Tyne
Arrived on: 14-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Doro Nawas

What a lovely place again. Very helpful and we enjoyed exchanging tales with other guests.

We went on the trip to find the desert elephants- we were very pleased we had done this. We saw lots and would thoroughly recommend to others.

We visited the other local sites by car ourselves which was very easy to do.

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