Doro Nawas

Reviews of Doro Nawas

Excellent(92%) From 249 travellers
Excellent
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Below are independent comments from 249 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 B from Buckinghamshire
Arrived on: 29-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Looking for Oscar

Having been here before we knew what to expect. The setting is absolutely stunning and the rooms generously proportioned. The main building is an example of what might be called stark architecture and not to everyone's taste but since you don't spend a lot of time in it, not a problem.

The staff were helpful and friendly and always responsive to our needs. The main reason for visiting was to see the Desert Elephants which we did with guide Wilhelm and fortunately had the vehicle to ourselves. Wilhelm found the Oscar group for us some way from the lodge in a beautiful area where he obligingly took us pretty much where we wanted to go. On the return he took us to see some of the beautiful landscapes of the area which merit a visit on their own.

The restaurant operates operates a buffet for the main meal and the the food was adequate rather than exciting but perfectly acceptable. The cost of the morning game drive is higher than other lodges we used but since we had exclusive use of the vehicle was acceptable. Overall the return visit was well justified but attention to some small details could easily raise the bar to place it in the excellent category.

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Mr & Mrs K - Wisconsin
Arrived on: 23-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Doro Nawas review

Doro Nawas was our favorite of the lodges. The room was wonderful, we loved the terrace overlooking the desert, loved the outdoor shower and the room was huge. Staff here was delightful and just couldn't do enough for us. Our guide was excellent. When we left, we felt like we were leaving old friends.

Nature drive from Doro Nawas:
Our guide was wonderful (Wilhelm). We had a great time and saw many elephants and other animals. A definite highlight of our trip

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Mr & Mrs S - Worcester Park
Arrived on: 22-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Doro Nawas review

only spent one night here in the end, clean and comfortable

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Mr J & Mrs C - West Sussex
Arrived on: 29-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Doro Nawas review

This lodge for us was one of the highlights. Very remote and scenic area. The staff were extremely friendly and warm hearted. We should have stayed longer than 2 nights.

The drive to find the desert elephants was immense fun, especially watching the guide tracking them from signs left on the ground. The staff singing in the evening was a nice bonus. The atmosphere in the lodge made it very easy to socialise with the other guests in the evening.

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Kiwis in London
Arrived on: 10-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Loved our stay here

We really enjoyed our stay here.

We went on the elephant trip on the afternoon we arrived and then the next day saw the same herd of elephants walking in front of the lodge when we were having afternoon tea. This was a relaxing place to stay, the rooms are beautiful and staff are great.

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The B Party - Hampshire
Arrived on: 15-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Doro Nawas - a unique place to stay

We were the only guests at Doro Nawas and were given exceptional service.

On our first night we were served dinner under the stars on the roof terrace. On our second night we ate by the swimming pool.

The first morning we left at 6am for our desert elephant trip. After a short ride we stopped to be treated to a surprise sit down breakfast and a welcome in song from the staff. They had been up for ages preparing every possible item you could possibly want on the camp fire. A magical experience and one we will never forget.

We had an excellent guide for our desert elephant trip and saw lots and lots of elephants as well as being given much information about the natural history of the area.

The rooms were very comfortable and spacious and the restaurant and lounge areas are attractive and comfortable. Splendid views from the terrace and the rooftop.

This is a "must" place to stay - for its location and for the elephants but what made our visit extra special was the amazing treatment we were given by the staff who couldn't do enough to ensure we enjoyed our stay and who clearly enjoyed themselves too.

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Mr M & Mrs S and Mr N & Miss P - Cambridge
Arrived on: 2-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Doro Nawas review

What a setting! The view from our bed was mind-blowing.

Wonderfully low-key; but everything was there that we wanted.

Easy access to rock engravings. We particularly enjoyed the Damara Living Museum

The walking guides were so informative .... and impassioned about their country.

We much enjoyed the staff choir.

One or two waitresses seemed a little distracted at our second breakfast.

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Ms S - North Carolina
Arrived on: 23-May-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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A true gem in every way.

The lodge is in a beautifully desolate landscape, with incredible views. The design of the lodge and rooms were certainly the most stunning that I have been to in Namibia. I deeply appreciated the lodge's attention to eco-friendly practices and, in particular, the dedication to the local community.

The interior of the rooms are finished concrete with the traditional grass roof. The entire room is oriented to enjoy the breathtaking landscape, and the result is an incredibly peaceful and beautiful environment. In addition, the dinner at the lodge is a gourmet meal.

We used the lodge as a base to visit the Twyfelfontein rock paintings nearby. If I returned, I would also visit the Living Museum, which was recommended by one of the managers.

We had a wonderful conversation with one of the managers of the Doro !Nawas lodge (unfortunately, I can't remember his name, but he was from Windhoek). We were very happy to hear about Wilderness Safari's investment in local communities, to learn more about Namibia in general, and to hear about his experiences at the lodge and his trip to the U.S. many years ago.

I look forward to returning to Doro !Nawas. I find myself reminiscing about my wonderful time there on a near daily basis.

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Mr & Mrs O - California
Arrived on: 13-May-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Doro Nawas review

Had a wonderful safari to see the Desert Elephants and we were able to find them. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area.

They were very aware of my diet restrictions and tried very hard to make sure I had enough food. Meats were overcooked.

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Mrs and Mr C - Toronto
Arrived on: 13-May-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Doro Nawas review

As we approached we thought of a lunar station! The black paint and building were unattractive from the outside, but blended in perfectly with the terrain.

From the inside , the main building was great - large, with sweeping 360degree views. the staff was welcoming and showed us to our own building which was roomy, well-equipped with a roll-out star-gazing bed, and huge porch overlooking the desert.

We saw no animals from the lodge, but were taken in the morning on a jeep ride up the riverbed to find a large group of elephants who had just returned to the area. It was an outstanding trip, our first intro to african animals in the wild. They were spectacular, and the guide friendly and informative. meals and service were good - fresh, tasty and accommodating. A small pool was available to cool off - a necessity if hot.

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