Reviews of Doro Nawas
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Doro Nawas review
Despite the bizarre main-building architecture, the individual chalets were attractive, appropriate and generous.
The elephant spotting is pretty sure it seems, and rewarding. In quality and service, although a whisker down on its sister Desert Rhino Camp, still excellent.
What was amazing was the change in scenery that took place about 15 kms before Noro Nawas, coming from DRC.
Doro Nawas - a real gem
The best staff ever - so happy and friendly !
Everything else was perfect too but the staff are the icing on the cake ! After dinner all the staff came out singing - magical !!
The morning desert elephant tracking tour was excellent. In the afternoon we drove ourselves to see the rock carvings at Twfelfontein.
Doro Nawas review
What a lovely place - superb chalet, really made by the great staff - enthusiastic and warm.
Wheeled the bed out and slept under the stars (holiday highlight). One night not enough. Should have had 2 to allow for some activities and another night under the stars.
One less night in Swakop - one more here.
Beautiful setting. Loved the nature walk.
Fantastic and very private room with enormous verandah, giving views of the setting sun.
Once again would have appreciated a bit more advance information about the early morning nature walk before committing to it but it turned out to be excellent. We learned so much from our guide and, as we were the only guests on the walk, we were able to ask lots of questions.
We also went on the afternoon drive to see the desert-adapted elephant. We were very impressed by our guide's persistence - he eventually tracked them down after 2.5 hours. It meant that our drive back to the lodge was more exciting than anticipated; we will never know how the guide managed to find the way in complete darkness!
The service could again not be faulted but we were less at ease in the Wilderness Safaris lodges compared with the privately owned ones. In general, the Wilderness Safaris lodges do not seem to provide advance information on prices for drinks (which is slightly unnerving) but they were very generous measures and turned out to be very cheap!
Grew on us as we stayed
Initially we thought it looked a bit tired and dark - but as we got used to the building the ambience was really good particularly at night - the evening meal on the rooftop was a highlight as was the elephant trackingRead more about the whole safari
A Mad Max desert experience
This is a Mad Max sort of place in that the design, exterior and location are intriguing and in keeping with the desert, mountain and boulder scenery.
Our room was comfortable and well designed and the activities and food were good.
The visit to the rock engravings at Twyfelfontein was very interesting.
Doro Nawas review
Wonderful location and we had a great trip looking and finding desert elephants.
Staff friendly and helpful when asked but lack of attention to detail compared to other places.
B B Q under stars was great and could move our bed out to sleep under stars.
Doro Nawas review
We had very little idea about what to expect as we drove to Doro Nawas, although Sabina at Expert Africa had told us that it was special. Nothing could have prepared us for what we found on arrival.
The setting is spectacular, the last few meters of drive up to Reception slope up steeply and dramatically. After our long drive we were delighted to be greeted as we got out of the car by cool towels and fruit juice. As we were shown around I kept saying 'I'm at a loss for words'. The panorama view is breathtaking. Our room was also beautifully appointed. We pushed our beds out onto the veranda and slept under the stars, which was one of the highlights of our trip, unforgettable. We also loved the fact that meals were served variously in the dining room, out on the veranda or up on the roof by candle light at night. Sitting round the fire in the evening was so peaceful.
The service at Dora Nawas was exceptional. The staff were extremely helpful, friendly, efficient, attentive and happy. Again, we were made to feel like part of a big family during our stay.
Mwezi was our guide as we visited the rock engravings, burnt mountain and organ pipes. He was excellent, very informative, enthusiastic and cheerful.
Doro Nawas was our favourite stay of our whole holiday.
Absolutely loved Doro Nawas
What an amazing location!
Doro Nawas is set on top of a hill, and has the most beautiful view over the surrounding landscape. The highlights of our stay at Doro Nawas were our elephant trek, nature walk and sunset drinks, and dining on the roof under the stars. Rooms were clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated, with a bed that rolls out onto the verandah and an outside shower. The staff were incredibly helpful and so friendly.
Highly recommend Doro Nawas!
Interesting place to stay
Nice room and warm welcome. Booked activities but confusion over whether it was going ahead and timings were confused - too many staff involved it seemed. (actual activity when sorted was good).
Pool was closed and emptied for half our stay with no warning - a shame (would have used it earlier if we had known).
Food was really nice and all staff were very keen to help.