Dolomite Camp

Reviews of Dolomite Camp

Excellent(92%) From 47 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 47 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.
Sheffield party of 4
Arrived on: 31-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Dolomite Camp review

Only a few months since it opened and there are still little problems to solve. The staff, except the guides, are obviously novices.

The transport to and from the car park is erratic and walking is the best option even in the heat. There is a need for a parasol or other shade at the huts and fans would be nice - it was very hot.

In a year or so this camp should be unmissable

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Ms S & Mr D - South
Arrived on: 30-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Dolomite Camp review

We arrived after a long and relatively difficult drive from Damarland via the C43/C40/C35. Parts of the C43 had been washed away during during rain earlier in the year, making for unusually difficult driving.

We'd had difficulty getting rooms for 2 nights at Dolomite and only managed to secure them by booking a deluxe room. Our room was fabulous with its own "private" deck with plunge pool overlooking the watering hole. It was lovely to spend the afternoon relaxing here after our long drive.

Apparently, we had the best room in the resort, but I've deliberately omitted the room number. Unfortunately, somebody in the hotel was telling other guests that our room was the best and during our stay guests from various other rooms walked down the walkway to our room and perched upon the rocks above with their binoculars - honeymooners beware if you are allocated this room!

Dinner was not included in our booking, but is reasonably priced at NAD 170 for a four course meal. Our meal on the first night was excellent (with very slow service), but wasn't so great the second (no alternative starter on offer for non-seafood eater). Lunch is also relatively reasonably priced at NAD 65 for jacket potato with bolognaise topping.

The resort still has some teething problems (e.g. we experienced problems with the electricity on both nights), but any problems are dealt with quickly and did not impact the enjoyment of our stay.

Only two complaints: checkout took a very long time as we needed to wait for a golf buggy to take us from our room to our car and the resort sells an out of date Etosha map for twice the price charged by other NWR resorts in the Etosha.

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AB from Essex
Arrived on: 20-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Dolomite Camp review

Brand new and therefore lovely bedding and rooms. The golf buggy transport system is a bit of a nightmare and if you are staying far from the main bar area - it's a hassle.

Sliding windows in all of our bedrooms kept coming off their rails!

Staff really helpful and very friendly/keen to please.

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Ms R & Mr S - Chevy Chase
Arrived on: 19-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Dolomite Camp review

Spectacular!

The rooms were beautiful, with great views of Etosha from private decks. The bar tent, lounge tent and swimming pool very nicely done, with great views.

There is a bit of a walk from the dining area to the rooms, if you have a tent at the end, as we did. But well worth it.

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Mr & Mrs S - Godstone
Arrived on: 14-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Location:
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Dolomite Camp review

This was the best of the NWR lodges that we stayed at, everything about this new lodge and the staff is excellent, I hope they are able to keep up the enthusiasm and standard. Not the ideal place for the disabled or those with walking problems, also the west facing accommodation desparately needs some afternoon shade. If you need more detailed information about the local wildlife and the Dolomite Camp - take a look at the Namibian travelogue link, below.

If I came to Etosha again this would be my last port of call in Etosha because I would finish with the best camp and best game viewing but you will need at least two nights here.

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Expert Africa comments

For more detailed comments, these travellers have created a great travelogue of their experience, which can be viewed here and there’s a gallery of great pictures here.

Ms J & Mr R - Bath
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Food:
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Dolomite Camp review

Dolomite has a fantastic location on the west side of Etosha. It has been built to a high standard but like so many of the state run places it lacks attention to detail. Our room was lovely but not quite finished - the toilet door handle was missing. There was also a gap at the bottom of the patio doors which we had to block up at night.

The staff were all eager to please but we felt they hadn't had the right training so the service overall was lacking. Food arrived late and was disappointing. But the location of Dolomite makes it worth staying there.

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Mr & Mrs W - Reading
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
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Service:
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Bush Expereince

This was really good fun, somethings could have been improved from a practical point a view, such as
1) having more wash stands
2) sorting out the bush showers a little better so the water drained away or they were cleaned after use,
3) using a fly sheet on the tent to help with the tempature and
4) for me a chair in the tent to put things on but we were able to get around all these so it did not spoil the expereince and ere just teething problems. The standard of cooking and the attention to detail were excellent

the location was good it would have been 'better if there had been more shade but not sure how easy that would have been to find in the locality

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