Doro Nawas

Reviews of Doro Nawas

Excellent(92%) From 240 travellers
Excellent
162
Good
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Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 240 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 S - Aberdeen
Arrived on: 23-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Doro Nawas review

Beautiful location with spectacular views.

Friendly atmosphere, lovely staff. Amazing accomodation.....loved the outdoor shower!!

Great drive with 'Ignatieus' to track the elephants.....very successful. Sundowners from a fantastic view point complete with ponchos to ward off the cold wind. The staff singing after dinner was very enjoyable and entertaining.

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Mr G and family - Philadelphia
Arrived on: 21-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Doro Nawas review

Doro Nawas is a place that sneaks up on you. We arrived here thinking we had come to the end of the world. The lodge sits in an very stark landscape, with distant views but very little sign of life in the desert. During our visit we tracked the desert elephants (followed a family of a dozen or so) and also visited Twyfelfonten, both with Michael. He was friendly, very knowledgeable and also showed us some aspects of the local population and their lives. With low initial expectations on arrival at Doro Nawas we enjoyed a very interesting and busy couple of days.

The accomodations were very comfortable although guests should be aware that the climb from the tents to the communal area could be bracing! The food was excllent as well. My only suggestion would be that the lodge offer more nature-oriented activities exploring the daytime and nocturnal plant and animal biology of the desert; we were also unable to compare the lodge and its offerings to the other wilderness properties in the area such as Damaraland Camp, Palmwag Lodge and Desert Rhino camp. All three would have added several hours of driving to our trip.

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Ms B & Mr W - Switzerland
Arrived on: 20-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Sleep under the stars

Very remote location. Rooms were pretty spacious and the deck/verandas were extremely cool in that they accomodated the beds (which were on wheels) to be rolled out for sleeping under the stars.

Pool area was small, but chic and sophisticated. The tracking (and finding) of the desert elephants was very interesting and enjoyable. Guide (Peter) was extremely pleasant and knowlegable. The fireplace in the common area was very cool and appreciated in the evening.

Our room had a leak under one of the basins and the showers were lacking hot water.

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Mr B - London
Arrived on: 19-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Doro Nawas review

Fabulous rooms - especially enjoyed being able to wheel the bed outside and sleep under the stars!

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Mrs S and family - Stockport
Arrived on: 17-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Doro Nawas review

This accommodation was good & we made use of the beds to sleep out on the veranda, although the communal areas did lack some atmosphere

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Family A - Scarborough
Arrived on: 13-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Doro Nawas

Mostly good. We did a bush walk and elephant tracking and they were outstanding. Our guide, Michael, could not have been more helpful. Other staff were not quite as helpful although we loved the singing on the last night.

The legal waiver you are asked to sign on arrival is a bit much and I noticed that nobody else had signed it. I appreciate that there are risks to being in Africa but the hosts must take some responsibility as well as the guests.

The maintenance man did sort out a puncture for me very quickly and efficiently.

The swimming pool was rather green and not useable.

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Mr C & family - Lancashire
Arrived on: 12-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Doro Nawas review

Excellent luxury 'chalets' with curtained-off bathroom and shower and separate enclosed toilet, plus large raised stone 'verandah' allowing you to sleep outside if the urge took you!

Great almost 360 degree views from the restaurant, and great to swim in the pool looking straight out onto the plains, not to mention the resident pool 'bat'!

The food was adequate - but not the same choice as experienced at Taleni & Sossusvlei. Restaurant staff were somehow a little subdued - but possibly only because they were being polite! Felt that the lodge lacked a focal point - could have done with a more enclosed, cost coffee/tea point in centre of restaurant to encourage interaction between the guests.

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Mr R & sons - London
Arrived on: 10-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Doro Nawas review

Located on a koppie with canvas-walled chalets at the base. The chalet was 1*twin bed with pelnty of space round it. "Please catch the cold water before the hot in the bucket - we get 100 mm rain a year and water is precious". This was not a problem.

The patio windows opened and the beds could be rolled out of the chalet onto the terrace for sleeping under the stars. There is an one-lane wide exercise pool - a new experience of swimming under the stars in the open.

This is also a lodge with no fences and animals are free to roam by. The views from the main building on the koppie were spectacular.

The food was very good, with vegetarian option on request - the manager asked on arrival.

Well placed for petrified forest, rock paintings at Twyfelfontein and Organ Pipes rock formation

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Family M - Massachusetts
Arrived on: 4-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Doro Nawas review

probably our favorite stop and we loved them all! especially loved sleeping under the stars!

the evening singers were a huge treat!

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Family P - Cirencester
Arrived on: 31-Jul-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Doro Nawas review

We slept out under the stars here - an amazing experience. It was nice to have guides who explained the southern hemisphere constellations to us.

We still can't believe how close we were able to get to the elephants.

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