Reviews of Doro Nawas
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Elephants at Doro Nawas
We arrived to laughter from the staff at Doro Nawas - our car was absolutely filthy! Red dust combined with the driizzle along the coast - but Sylvanus quickly sorted it out for us and we were teased that we had a new car!
Our tent was beautiful, huge and I loved the outside shower. Its position was stunning, overlooking the desert and over to the mountains.Completely private --we could have been on our own, We didn't spend a complete night sleeping out but moved our bed out about 5am in time to watch the sunrise! A lovely treat to be able to do this and in comfort in a proper bed!
We drove ourselves to the organ pipes and Twyfelfontein and enjoyed those without wanting to devote too much time to them. We enjoyed relaxing around the pool and had a lovely early morning walk with a guide where we tracked the desert elephants. We didn't see them on foot but later that day we went on a drive and watched a herd of eight at close quarters. The adults were feeding whilst the youngsters caused chaos and were very amusing.
The staff entertainment here was the best - they were brilliant !!
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By far the most magical of the lodges.
We went on our own to the rock art site - very interesting - but the petrified forest was not worth the minor diversion
Sleeping under the stars at Doro Nawas
We're running out of superlatives! Another fabulous place, brilliant staff, good food. We pushed our bed out on to the balcony and slept under the stars - what an experience.
Desert elephants another highlight. Petrified forest disappointing - guide very offhand. Unfortunately this is where we ran out of steam a bit so didn't visit the rock paintings /burnt mountain/organ pipes. But what a place to relax!
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Favbulous place could not fault it at all staff excellent food very good Trips/excursions well organised.
Desert Elephants were avmazing !
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.
The Place to see desert elephants
Excellent guides, amusing and informative.Read more about the whole safari
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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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.
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.
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.