Dolomite Camp

Reviews of Dolomite Camp

Excellent(91%) From 54 travellers
Excellent
33
Good
19
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 54 of our travellers who have visited Dolomite Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Miss & Miss H - Sussex
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Terrible
Terrible
Facilities:
Good
Good

Dolomite Camp review

Setting for this is wonderful and system of golf carts worked well. However this was ruined by unacceptable food. This ranged from no butter for rolls, to no jam for toast at breakfast on one morning and no sign of marmalade ever. On one evening there were several nationalities and about 18 people. NOT ONE PERSON finished the main course regardless of what they'd ordered. Most food was inedible and undercooked and even veggies were hard. Service was VERY slow. Veggie evening meal consisted of a little shredded cabbage as a starter. Main meal was 2 slices courgette, v small beetroot, rock hard piece of broccoli which couldn't be cut, and a little potato. On requesting some cheese, I was given another small dollop of potato with some melted cheese on top.

A great pity as this spectacular setting has the potential to do better

We were disappointed that we still are unable to access some roads and found it hard to cope with a lack of toilets-- only one between the gate and large area of western region

We had chalet 13 and it was WONDERFUL. Even had leopard drinking from our plunge pool one evening

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Mr and Mrs W from Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent

Dolomite Camp review

A stunning and wonderful camp. Wish we had stayed longer than one night.
Great service, helpful staff and a more intimate atmosphere than Doro Nawas.
Views from small verandha across the savannah was amazing. Seeing elephants and zebra wandering around just metres below us was unbeatable.
Food very good and they supplied a great packed lunch at a very reasonable cost when we left to travel to next camp.

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The R Family - San Diego
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Great experience

Adventurous ...the uniqueness helps to cover the little inconveniences.
Now that the west part is open to public...not necessary unless you want the experience.
Very special design and atmosphere.

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Mr K & Mrs N - kayaking in Namibia
Arrived on: 15-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Dolomite Camp review

This camp is in a wonderful location and we were lucky enough to stay in room 13, one of only two rooms with direct views over the waterhole 200 m away. We were lucky enough to see lions playing around the waterhole at 5.30 am.

The rooms are amazing - wood, glass, thatch and canvas structures on stilts clinging to the side of the hill. We had a plunge pool on the deck, a separate balcony with views across the plain, a very comfortable bed and clean shower / toilet areas. The walk up the hill to the camp and to the rooms is hard going though - so guests with limited mobility will need to rely on the availability of the electric carts (these were not offered to us on arrival or on departure). The food was again very good - limited menu but very good quality.

The reason we have only rated this as 'good' is that the staff service was appalling. Very friendly and pleasant, but they were invisible at times and pretty ineffective the rest of the time. The person who escorted us to our room in the dark did not provide any light for us to get down the steps to the room, they literally just dropped us and left; on check out there were no reception staff - one poor staff member trying to take guests out on a game drive ended up taking our money for our bill and telling us he would sort it out..... At the same time as trying to get 8 waiver forms signed and get on his way for the game drive.

There are also a few minor maintenance issues that need to be addressed before they get worse (big gaps under all of the doors in the rooms letting big drafts in on all sides, the start of wood rot on some of the shower fittings, sliding doors that come off of their runners). This is a shame as it could - and should- be the jewel in the crown in the park. We would not have missed it and would go back, it is good, just have limited expectations of the staff!

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Mr R & Mrs E - anniversary and birthday trip
Arrived on: 14-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Dolomite camp - introduction to Etosha

Another camp with a long walk to reception - not a problem however.

Food was very good but the staff have a bit to learn regarding service which was slow. A couple of basic items ran out but there was no effort to bring in supplies ahead of schedule.

There was a leopard in the camp one night but we did not see it. There was also some lion activity rather close to our hut - again, heard but not seen.

There are a couple of excellent waterholes close by with large herds of zebra, oryx, elephant and other plains animals.

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Taylor family holiday - a month in Namibia
Arrived on: 14-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Dolomite Camp review

Stunning location! Set high up on a hill in the previously restricted western reaches of Etosha NP, this camp was amazing. You unload your bags at the top then drive back down to park your car. It is then an almighty trek back up to your tented chalet, but the view makes the effort worthwhile. The staff carry your bags, which was a relief! The views over the plains are amazing.

There was a lovely refreshing swimming pool and bar area and despite it's remote location drinks were very reasonably priced. Dinner was not a buffet but a set menu and was fine. The beds were lovely and comfortable and surrounded by mosquito nets so there was no problem with bugs.

The only downside is that the view directly over the waterhole seems to be reserved for a select few exclusive chalets. If you are on the other side you cannot see the waterhole, and there was no viewing area. You would have to drive to the waterhole.

However, don't let that put you off as the surrounding views are stunning and you really can see for miles. Sunset was beautiful. I was told by a member of staff that they already have bookings for the next couple of years, and I can understand why! An amazing place to stay.

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Mr & Mrs G from London
Arrived on: 20-May-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Poor
Poor
Food:
Poor
Poor

Nice idea, shame about the lodge...

This was the biggest disappointment of our trip.

We love Etosha, but unfortunately we can't recommend Dolomite Camp. The idea is good, but the execution is poor. There is a long and steep walk to most of the rooms, with no certainty of assistance carrying your bags.

The staff seem rather uninterested and don't really understand what their guests need from them.

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Mr & Mrs R from Corby
Arrived on: 9-Feb-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Dolomite Camp review

Bad meal service and food 1 night. Waterhole not best location for camp

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Dr M & Mrs S - Namibia in November
Arrived on: 29-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Dolomite camp

We had a wonderful view of the waterhole. Staff very helpful.

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Mr & Mrs R - New York
Arrived on: 16-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Dolomite Camp review

The camp itself is beautifully designed and situated-public spaces, individual rooms and a really nice pool. We especially loved the rooms with balconies that were so private and peaceful.

The food in the dining rooms was good and staff , when we were there, pleasant. We left by taking the longer road out to the gate because there were water holes noted on our map. All but one of these was closed and we wished the we had known this before we chose this route. We did not take any of the drives.

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