Doro Nawas

Reviews of Doro Nawas

Excellent(92%) From 240 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 240 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 K - Germany
Arrived on: 7-Mar-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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exceptional lodge

excellent and very kind staff that try and succeed to make your stay unforgettable, agnes - the manager - surprised us with a dinner below the stars

the elephant tracking is very recommendable, rhino tracking should better be done at grootberg
incredible location

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Mr W & Miss W - Rochdale
Arrived on: 9-Jan-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great acommodation in a fabulous location

The only negative aspect of this lovely camp was the rather dirty pool. Everything else exceeded all our expectations.

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Expert Africa comments

Expert Africa forwarded these travellers' comments to Wilderness Safaris, who own and run Doro Nawas, and who apologised for the dirty pool. It would seem that on the day in question there was a very strong wind - when the wind blows properly out there it is quite something. Unfortunately, the maintenance team did not check the pool and nor did the managers. There had been sand and natural debris blown in to the pool. The management of the camp is hugely apologetic and have noted it as something to always keep an eye on. They thank the travellers for pointing out the problem, which allows them to ensure they are constantly checking this area in future. Both the maintenance team and management have been addressed on this issue.

Miss D and Mr B from London
Arrived on: 16-Dec-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great location for star gazing

We were completely blown away by our stay here, beginning with the welcome from Aggie and her amazing staff. We absolutely loved every minute we spent here.

The location is amazing, a complete 360 view, which you really appreciate when night falls and the stars come alive. The guides are really knowledgeable and will happily talk you through all the stars visible.

Having lots of different outside space was great and made us feel we had to make use of it all. The pool is amazing and we definitely enjoyed whiling away some time there during the heat of the afternoon.

All the meals were delicious and the staff so very helpful, friendly and just a joy to be around.

The highlight for me were the beds, being able to wheel them out to sleep under the stars was phenomenal and I have to say we did it both nights we were there. The only issue was sleeping as I didn't want to miss out on the view! Also loved the outside shower, we definitely enjoyed being up close and personal with the outdoors.

We went for a guided walk which was really interesting and informative.

Couldn't fault it at all and were very sad to leave.

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Mr & Mrs D - Toronto
Arrived on: 29-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Doro Nawas is very good

Doro Nawas lodge is located in a beautiful & quiet corner of Damaraland.

You can pull out your bed & sleep on the terrace under the stars. No bugs or flies ever bothered us so we had a great night of sleep.

The next morning the staff had a "surprise breakfast" for those who wanted to get up at 6:30am. They drove us to the nearest mountain 10 min away from the lodge & when we arrived nicely set breakfast was waiting. It was the "sunupper" experience ;-) Opposite of "sundowner I guess...

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Mr D & Mrs M - Langfield
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Damaraland - Doro Nawas

Comfortable accommodation, thoughtfully arranged so as not to be overlooked by neighbours - making it possible to make use of the outside shower on the veranda - with a huge window/door and view over surroundings.

The food and service were good and what at first sight seemed an over-regimented approach and pressure to partake in the bush drive (eg breakfast at - not from - 6:30) was not followed through. The staff were friendly and helpful and the nightly hot water bottle was very welcome to protect us from the desert chill. The staff choir was a highlight.

Organised trips were disappointingly and excessively expensive so (as at Canyon Lodge) we drove ourselves to the local points of interest.

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Mr and Mrs SA from Norfolk
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Amazing Tribal Hotel

The staff were mega friendly and helpful.

It was what holidays are all about.

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Mr & Mrs R - Hereford
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A Gothic experience.

We agree with the comments in the guide book regarding the rather oppressive architecture.The whole ambiance could be greatly improved with a coat of lighter paint.

Room well appointed but gloomy. Cold at night, needed hot water bottles, and windy in the afternoons. Staff friendly and helpful with very good english.

Very little game near the fort but desert elephants were found after a drive up the Huab river bed through spectacular scenery. Probably only worth one night if you can get there in time to do the elephant drive.

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Prof & Mrs H from Bristol
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Doro Nawas review

Excellent location and clean comfortable accommodation. Food good to average.

This was the first camp where we had to sign a disclaimer (others followed later!) which basically means whatever happens to you is your fault! Went on a drive to find the desrt elephants which took a while.

Game viewing here not as intensive as in other parts of Namibia.

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Mr J C - London
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Viewing desert elephants was wonderful

I thourougly enjoyed my stay here, and my guide, Michael was both interesting to talk to and an excellent and informative guide.

My only criticism would be that the access track from the road was terrible. I do think that for such a very good lodge they should do something to level it out/grade it.

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Expert Africa comments

When we sent this feedback to the team running Doro Nawas, they came back to us within a week commenting, rather impressively:

"We would like to thank your traveller for this useful feedback.

Our Namibia Operations Team have followed up and the area manager has admitted that the road was indeed in a terrible condition. Thus she has, in the last few days, organised a grader to address the problem. The issue seems to have been that the previous contractor no longer operated in that area and she has taken a little time to find someone new to assist.

It is all sorted now.
"

Mr M & Dr K - Massachusetts, USA
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Doro Nawas

Another wonderful experience. Agnes and her staff, food, and accommodations were terrific. The road leading in to the property is in desperate need of repair.

Some of the 'hidden charges' (laundry and a few drinks (beer & wine)), although not too expensive, were a bit of a surprise. We did not incur these costs at the other Wilderness Safari locations.

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Expert Africa comments

Travellers can arrange with us to stay at Doro Nawas Camp on one of two possible different board bases:

Like many self-driving visitors to Namibia, this traveller stayed at Doro Nawas on a "dinner, bed and breakfast basis" (DBB), which excludes all drinks and laundry. Thus this guest had to settle some extra costs directly, in camp, on the day of departure.

Alternatively, some travellers stay here on a "full board & activities" (FBA) basis - in which case there's a higher up-front cost, but everything is already included. This is more common amongst guests who fly in to the lodge.