Doro Nawas

Reviews of Doro Nawas

Excellent(92%) From 232 travellers
Excellent
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Below are independent comments from 232 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.
Mrs A - St Paul
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful rooms in a dramatic location

Wonderful spacious rooms with the added bonus of being able to sleep and shower outside.

Great view from the communal areas and pool.

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Mr. Pix
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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The Place to see desert elephants

Excellent guides, amusing and informative.

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Mr. B - N Yorks
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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excellent lodge

johan and florencia really good managers, and and johan's astronomy really interesting.

lister is very good and enthusiastic guide, english needs a bit more polish.

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Mr. D. Buntingford
Arrived on: 1-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Doro Nawas review

This place has to take top marks for being the most friendly and welcoming of all our lodges.

Everything was excellent and we felt that we had known the staff for ever!

Top marks for the manager.

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Mr P - West Sussex
Arrived on: 18-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Exciting elephant safari

We were most impressed with Doro Nawas.

The staff could not have been more helpful, and quite often if we were just sitting around would come to make sure everything was all right and there was nothing we needed.

The accommodation was first class, but sadly it was a bit chilly for sleeping under the stars, although a lovely idea!

We all particularly enjoyed the off-road elephant safari.

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Mr-W N.Yorks
Arrived on: 16-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Luxury in the desert

The whole place is to be reccomended to everyone. The staff and welcome were great and everyone seemed happy to be working there. Rooms were great and the family two lodge set up was very good. The pool was the warmest we tried with a marvellous view.

Morning views from the rooms have to be seen to be believed.

This is only a 2-3 night stay at most even though we did not want to leave. The elephant drive in the moring was VERY good and we were lucky to go with Barnabus and Isabelle. The latter was a vet studying the elephants. Between them they were more than we could have hoped for.

We saw two families of elephant and got he most amazing experience and pictures.

Seeing the night skies with a very good expnataion from the roof of the main lodge was another very good experience. This was done by the manager at the lodge.

The food was very good and the trip to Twyfelfontein was also very good on the hottest afternoon we had. The quide at the carivings was poor and did not really want to show us arouond. Barnabus tried very hard to make up for her lack of interest. The sundowner on the way back was also very good.

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Mr. Nawas
Arrived on: 4-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Unforgettable elephant excursions

Our room was lovely (although we lost power for a short time one evening) and the setting of the hotel is stunning. A really beautiful hotel.

Our hotel-organised trips to see the desert-adapted elephants were fantastic - although on our first trip the clutch went on our way back and the hotel had to send out another vehicle to pick us up. We did feel that on our arrival back hotel staff might have shown a little concern - we had been sat in the cold and dark for more than half an hour - but no one asked if we were okay. We had to rush to get to dinner. The food was cold - and the portion of soup so small it could barely have been a spoonful. The food on our second night was much better.

We did drive out to Twyfelfontein which was very interesting to see - but spoilt by the fact we had the least enthusiastic guide we could ever remember having - anywhere! No tip! (Someone at the site - nothing to do with the hotel)

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Mr & Mrs B from Buckinghamshire
Arrived on: 4-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Magnificant setting and wildlife

Really magnificent setting setting and welcoming environment. Our guide Lister was really good at tracking the desert elephents which we saw on three occaisions.

Two nights was probably enough for what we wanted though you could easily stay longer, it was so comfortable.

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Ms J - Arizona
Arrived on: 1-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Finally found it!

We were doing a self drive. The section of road from Khorixas was corrugated bedrock with frequent dips - the worst we encountered in 3000 kms. The main road, C39, was not marked after Khorixas so after 3 hours driving we wondered if we'd gotten off on a side road. Finally came to a crossroads so could locate ourselves on the good map provided by Exp. Africa. The turn off for Doro Nawas was poorly marked (small sign off to one side) and went right through the middle of some familiy's farm. After 5 kms we saw what looked to be a burnt cinder on top of a hill in the distance. This is Doro Nawas.

A steep climb up bare, rocky hillside from our car lead to the reception. We were welcomed graciously and enjoyed our stay.The staff were gracious and helpful.

Unfortuately, the activities (not included) were very expensive...the afternoon, 2 hour, elephant drive would have been over $130. for myself and 13 yr old grandaughter and this was not a good value for me.

It would not be a good location for someone with physical problems (knee or hip weakness) due to the steep and uneven climb up/down between lodge and cabins.

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Mr I G
Arrived on: 30-Jul-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Doro Nawas

What a stunning location. The central lodge had the most amazing 360 views across the crater. We wheeled the bed out & slept under the stars!!!!

Wished we'd stayed another night.

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