Doro Nawas

Reviews of Doro Nawas

Excellent(92%) From 247 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 247 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 L from Lewes
Arrived on: 5-Feb-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Doro Nawas review

Doro Nawas looked forbidding with its black stone, but was both luxurious (loved the bed with a view, and the outside shower as well as the inside one) and with probably the most cheerful staff of the whole trip.

We have cringed a bit in the past at the cultural dancing at a hotel in Victoria Falls: the little song and dance here after each meal, being by the people we already knew from serving us food or drinks, and singing some of their own songs with such evident enjoyment and humour, was different. Great fun, and I am a huge fan of African harmony.

The long morning drive not only found the elephants, it gave us at 45 minutes or more of relaxed and absorbing watching on the way out, then another shorter session on the way back, and that was excellent, not least because there were two calves of 4 weeks and 2 weeks.

And the landscape we travelled through on the rest of that trip was so varied, and our guide very informative on bushes, trees and birds.

Expensive place to stay, but well worth it. We enjoyed the rock carvings and the guided tour at Twyfelfontain which we drove ourselves to.

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The Longclaws from Edinburgh
Arrived on: 5-Jan-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great location, great room.

The food choice and quality did not match but they tried.

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The Eagle family from Quarry
Arrived on: 30-Dec-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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We loved this camp - the location, the rooms, the staff - it was all perfect. Florentia, Johann & Jefta were all very helpful and friendly.

Jefta gave us a memorable day with the desert-adapted elephants and Florentia never stopped smiling - my daughters fell in love with her! On New Years Eve Florentia and the other female camp workers gave us an impromptu concert of African music which was a lovely way to celebrate.

n my opinion this camp has the best rooms out of all the ones we stayed at.

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Mr. T & Ms. M - West Molesey
Arrived on: 15-Dec-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Trips to see desert adapted elephants was first class.

Very warm welcome.

Outside veranda now has canopy which provides welcome shade but perhaps spoils the appearance.

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Mr & Mrs Cape turtle dove - Twickenham
Arrived on: 26-Nov-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Doro Nawas review

Doro Nawas was actually rather difficult to find as it hasn't got around to issuing a map yet. It is also a rather strange looking place, rather like an experimental laboratory in the desert run by a mad scientist. As ever the welcome was very warm - cold drinks and cool towels. The food and rooms very excellent.

We managed to combine two different activities into a single drive- seeing elephants along the river bed and then continuing to see Bushman art in the nearby mountains. Very interesting....but apart from that there is not much else to do. In hindsight we would have been better off staying only 2 nights at Doro Nawas and having an extra night at Waterberg.

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Mr. S - Syre
Arrived on: 18-Nov-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Another place that blended well into its rocky surroundings. Everyone here was very friendly and welcoming. The rooms were lovely. We pushed our bed out onto the deck to sleep under the stars, which was quite magical.

The food here wasn't great. Breakfast was ok, but dinner really wasn't. Pork chops were very leathery, and the lamb curry was made with scrag neck of lamb, which should be cooked long and slow until it falls off the bone. There was no way of separating that meat from the bones - it was far too tough. Maybe they are trying to cut costs by using cheaper, and in this case, inappropriate cuts of meat? We were late back from an activity so we wondered if the meal might have suffered from sitting around too long, but speaking to other guests, they also found the food left a lot to be desired. It was a bit surprising and a little disappointing considering the excellent food at Kulala Desert Lodge, also a Wilderness Safaris property. We did comment on the food on their feedback form.

Otherwise it was very good here and we coulld have spent longer. We were thrilled to see desert-adapted elephants on our activity.

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Cape clawless otters - from California
Arrived on: 12-Nov-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Rooms were beautiful with a great view of the desert. Dinner buffet was not up to par - the meat was tough and the fish was dry.

However, the staff was very helpful - we had a flat tire the morning of our departure and they were more than happy to help us replace it and to fix the original tire in case we needed another spare.

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Mr & Mrs Tru
Arrived on: 25-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Doro Nawas review

Very impressive new Lodge well designed in every respect, giving great views but blending with the landscape. Food very ordinary with little choice. Very helpful polite and cheerful staff.

Guided trip to track the desert elephants very exciting. Trip to see rock paintings/carvings interesting but sketchily presented by local guide.

Overall a very pretty different type of scenery (Damaraland) and much appreciated after the desertland further south.

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Mr I & Mrs K - Edinburgh
Arrived on: 24-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Doro Nawas

This was a quite stunning location. The views from the lodge were wonderful. The lodges themselves were huge and luxurious. You could see for miles all around. The staff were wonderful too. There was plenty of laughter and they seemed to be a happy team. It cannot be easy maintaining that level of enthusiasm continually.

The elephants were hard to find but that only made it a more enjoyable experience and it was good seeing them in the hills, a different habitat.

The swimming pool was a great place to unwind and take in the breathtaking views.

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Mrs S & Ms C - Hampshire
Arrived on: 16-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Doro Nawas review

wonderful place, lovely staff, saw lots of desert elephants

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