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.
B & F - Hexham
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Doro Nawas review

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

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Mr. L - Bristol
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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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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Dr African Crake
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Doro Nawas review

Favbulous place could not fault it at all staff excellent food very good Trips/excursions well organised.

Desert Elephants were avmazing !

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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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