Dolomite Camp

Reviews of Dolomite Camp

Good(90%) From 58 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 58 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.
Ms S & Mr B - Charlotte
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Dolomite Camp review

This is another NWR camp that has parking down below the lodge and poor service of pick up and drop off because the person asigned to do pick up has been assigned other duties. It is a long way between rooms so if you arrive while someone else is being dropped off then you are out of luck. Again we had to hike up to this reception area from a remote parking area.

The room was gorgeous. The ride on the shuttle on the narrow side walk was a blast. The driver was very nice too. The food was excellent. I missed having a robe and a blow dryer. We arrived late and left early but enjoyed this place. There were plenty of electrical outlets in the room which was a rarity.

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The H family from Farnham
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Dolomite Camp review

Great location overlooking plains. Always wildlife visible with lions visiting the waterhole twice while we were staying. Rooms very up market and all with great views. Room 13 has good views of the waterhole and two others may have views but I do not think you can book specific rooms.

Bar and pool area fantastic and well appointed restaurant. For us service at restaurant was slow, largely down to the member of staff serving. That aside the food was good and all the staff very friendly and helpful. We would certainly visit again.

Driving round the waterholes was easy and a lot of wildlife seen, especially elephant and giraffe. At the moment you will not see many other cars in western Etosha, although it looks like they are about to open this area up for more tourists.

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Mr D & Ms F - London
Arrived on: 11-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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AMAZING !

I wish we could have stayed two nights at Dolomite.

The camp is beautiful, the location is perfect, the chalets are very well done with superb views.

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Mr F and family - Belgium
Arrived on: 26-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Amazing location

Camp with a amazing location. Watching the wildlife moving around from our balcony was superb. Rooms are clean and lovely.

The children stayed in a separate chalet next to us, the fact they could reach us with an internal phone made it comfortable for them.

The infinity pool and its area is beautiful. Indeed the climbs are steep, but this is part of the picture. Don't go there if you have mobility problems!. The golf cart service works quite fast, but we preferred walking ourself in daytime.

Restaurant is good, the staff is very friendly, the service is varying but nothing to complain about.

The game around Dolomite is excellent and absolute not shy (anymore). The best waterholes are the closest to the camp, so you don't have to drive long distances. A good place to take a day off!





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The M family - Hampshire
Arrived on: 22-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Dolomite - lovely setting, lots to see

This end of Etosha very empty as access limited so very privileged to visit. Despite the fact guidebooks suggested it was more scrubland and difficult to see game we saw lots (dry season so near waterholes, but also giraffes on road etc).

Camp a stunning location on a hill overlooking plain and waterhole so we had excellent views of about 30 elephant converging on waterhole at sunset.

Chalets quite spread out on both sides of hill and staff suggested that we phone lodge for an escort after dark, but they did not answer phone and we felt quite safe walking around (I don't think they had enough staff to cope with everyone wanting to go to dinner). it was helpful to be able to phone other rooms. Friendly staff but slightly less exceptional than at most other places.

Literature offered packed lunch but they could not deliver on this, however breakfast ample. All better than we expected for NMR camp. Map suggests a long straight road across reserve but actually plenty of manmade, and hence permanent, waterholes with lots to see. We called briefly for fuel at Okaujuego and were glad we had not stayed there - more people than most Namibian towns!

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Mr G & Ms L - from Edinburugh to Namibia
Arrived on: 3-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Dolomite Camp review

We stayed in room 3 for two nights. This NWR camp was functional in comparison to other places we stayed (outside Etosha). It was a nice clean canvas-sided room with balcony overlooking the plain. The bed was soft but comfortable. There was a good shower. There weren't many electrical sockets and no safe. The infinity pool was pretty cold but had a great view!

The food was okay - it was a bit cold sitting in the dinner tents.

The buggy system for ferrying guests back and forth to their rooms (to avoid them being eaten by lions) could easily become irritating - it was very noisy but luckily didn't go on too late at night.

The location is excellent for exploring the quieter western side of Etosha - there were hardly any cars and we saw great wildlife (rhino and lots of lions), much better than over on the eastern/central part. There appear to be few other options for places to stay in the western part of Etosha within the park gates.

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Mr & Mrs B - Essex
Arrived on: 12-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Dolomite Camp review

fabulous location but needed to be fit because of the hill. menu choice was limited but what we had was good. view from room was to die for. spent a lot of time watching the elephants below. note that entry via galton gate means paying park fees at the office near the gate and you can only use cash not a credit card as we expected. overall our stay was good. evening meal was included in the price not an extra as on the invoice.

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Mr M & Ms J - Lancashire
Arrived on: 1-Apr-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Dolomite felt like an upmarket private lodge

Dolomite is a simply stunning camp due to a combination of location, design and the wildlife you can see down on the plain. The view from our balcony was awesome, we could lie in bed and watch the elephants moving around, and the pool area is beautiful.

The staff were really friendly and helpful but perhaps a little understaffed which meant service at meals was slow. Personally we did not think this was a problem, but some guests complained which we felt was unjust.

Perhaps because the whole camp is of such high quality some people expected private lodge standards but without paying for them. If we had to pick one favourite from all the camps we stayed at during our holiday this would be the one.

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Mr C & Ms B - Terrace Bay
Arrived on: 18-Mar-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Dolomite - the 'new' Etosha government camp i

Up the sides and on top of a hill, this camp provides stunning views over the game-filled plains, and the opportunity to sit with binoculars and observe. The downside of the position is that the distance and incline between restaurant/pool/bar etc and the individual chalets is difficult. Whilst there is a buggy that provides a degree of transport, this is not 'door to door' within the camp, is not always readily available and makes life even more difficult for anyone walking on the pathway, which is not wide enough for the buggy and a pedestrian to pass! The camp is certainly not suited to anyone with impaired mobility.

The accommodation itself is on the small side, and for a newish camp somewhat disappointing. It was also not altogether clean, and the level of maintenance (light bulbs, cracked glass etc) seemed low, making us think that the camp could deteriorate quite quickly. This is probably caused through the apparent staffing situation, as whilst all the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful, there just did not seem enough of them to service the camp efficiently or fully. This lead to poor service in the restaurant and bar, with the sight of staff doubling up on reception/waiting/bar and even maintenance work! Having said that, when food in the restaurant did arrive, it was good.

We preferred to go on our own game drives rather than those offered, and there were plenty of waterholes, and game within a very short distance of the camp, so there was no disappointment with this aspect.

We were a little surprised to encounter a family with a 1 year old baby which understandably made its lack of appreciation of the heat and its surroundings loudly heard. In our opinion this camp is really unsuited for young children in respect of its position, the fact that it is unfenced etc.and its overall facilities

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Mr & Mrs B from London
Arrived on: 12-Dec-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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An interesting place to stay

This camp has an amazing location on a ridge overlooking the plain below. Our chalet was very well appointed but, like all the rooms, it was a long winding trek from the public areas. You have to be fit to stay here - you leave your car at at the foot of the ridge, and then have a long uphill walk to get to the facilities, and then even further to reach your room.

A golf cart can be called to transport you - but you may have to wait a while for it to arrive (over 10/15 mins). The restaurant staff were delightful and tried their very best. We went on one organised game drive from the lodge and our guide, Gabriel, got us to the Klippan waterhole at exactly the right time to see 3 different black rhinos come for their evening drink, one after the other - fantastic !

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