Doro Nawas

Reviews of Doro Nawas

Excellent(92%) From 255 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 255 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 J - West Yorkshire
Arrived on: 18-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Doro Nawas review

Red carpet welcome by very cheerful staff. Beautiful lodge with lovely views over the plains.

Magnificent rooms with stunning views, lovely outdoor showers. Meals were excellent and vegetarians well catered for. The staff were enthusiastic and the atmosphere was great, could have stayed longer.

Yet another place not to be missed

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Mr and Mrs H from Sussex
Arrived on: 8-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Must learn !Click language

Fabulous accommodation, view and scenery. Lovely people who would do anything to help, especially if you tried to engage with !Click language! Desert Elephant trip also brilliant.

Don't miss this Lodge is our opinion, if it's cold they'll put hot water bottles in your bed. This touch certainly appealed to my wife so 10 out of 10 was always going to be their score from us!

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Mr and Mrs W from Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Doro Nawas review

Good welcome with cold drinks and towels.
Friendly, helpful staff.

Dramatic setting and a chalet with stunning views across the hills.
Very comfy room with a great verandha to enjoy the scenery with a drink.


Bit odd; tea bags and coffee sachets in room but no kettle or hot water.

Evening meals good.

Would have liked a guided walk but a large American tourist group had booked all guides. We were warned though to book in advance to guarantee an activity. Walked alone which was fine as camp visible for miles for orientation.

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Dr J & Ms G - the best of Namibia
Arrived on: 29-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Doro Nawas review

We loved this place – the staff were wonderful and we felt really rested. Some daft English people on the next table at dinner were quietly moaning that it wasn’t luxurious enough... it was the loveliest place at which I have ever stayed. The location and views are stunning and the rooms amazing.

The staff were a little unclear when it came to settling the bill and we had to tell them what we had had – we realized after leaving that neither they nor we remembered the laundry bill. Not a big problem, I suppose, but we did feel a bit guilty.

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Mrs & Mr - J - Colorado
Arrived on: 22-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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very friendly stay

Hospitality was excellent at Doro Narwas.

The guides were friendly and wanted you to enjoy your stay. The lodge itself and the rooms were excellent; comfortable and unique. They have older vehicles and one broke down on our safari but the staff had led the issue extremely well and no harm was done and the short walk to a village was fun.

Food was good but not spectacular. Staff a genuine gem

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Family H - Namibia, Bots and Vic Falls trip
Arrived on: 12-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Doro Nawas review

A very arresting main building- like a citadel. The staff were warm and friendly and helpful. Accommodation was lovely, with lots of dark wood and fantastic views.

We liked the sensitive tourism here and such things as collecting the shower water, while it heats to your required temperature, in a bucket, for using the next day to clean the room.

Food was very good and one night we were entertained by the staff singing and dancing ( not at all cringeworthy ).

A great place to see lots of things nearby - elephants, rock drawings, the petrified forest and organ pipes.

The fire pit in the evening was a great place to sit around and look at the stars.

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Mr R & Mrs E - anniversary and birthday trip
Arrived on: 11-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Doro Nawas review

Another beautiful camp location with very friendly staff. We would have liked more time here too.

Only a minor niggle - the terrace breakfast bar was plagued with small birds - on tables and on the food itself. Staff did make some effort to shoo them away but it was not very hygienic.

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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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