Doro Nawas

Reviews of Doro Nawas

Excellent(92%) From 312 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 312 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.
Mrs M. from Scanzorosciate BG
Arrived on: 17-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great rough athmosfere at Doro Nawas

No special comment, great experience there, I would only recommend to go there by plane, it was a really long journey from Swakopmund....

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Mr and Mrs C. from Romsey
Arrived on: 25-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fantastic Lodge

Wow...what a welcome! It was a nice surprise to be welcomed by a lovely Doro Nawas song - and even for some of the kitchen staff to come out and sing it as well.

We enjoyed the evening meal out in the bush, which we believe they do 3 times a week. No mean feat for the kitchen staff and waiters! We were given hot water bottles to keep us warm, and the food was delicious - especially the soup. All the food was once again very nice, although breakfast on the first morning was a bit haphazard but I think it was due to so many of us being up early for tours. However, the cooked breakfast and cold selection was good once it had all come out. Breakfast on the second day when we had it later was more organised and tasted excellent.

The tour we booked onto to see the desert adapted elephants was very good. It was just the two of us and we got within meters of a family of 4 elephants where we stayed for about 2 hours watching them.

The room was very nice - spacious and light, and the honeymoon surprise was lovely. The bathroom was lovely too, unfortunately it was a bit windy in the afternoons for us to try the outdoor shower. The lodge itself was also very attractive and they made it look lovely at night with a fire and lanterns. The pool didn't look very inviting and we didn't see anyone in it.

On leaving we got another lovely song - it made me feel sad to leave this lodge. Again their English is excellent but also their willingness to show us their Damara Language brings special warmth to this lodge.

Before arriving at the lodge we did the rock engravings and burnt mountain. The rock engravings were good, and some imagination is needed. Although I get the impression different guides give different stories. Burnt mountain for us was not spectacular but maybe we went at the wrong time of day. We also visited the petrified forest after leaving Doro Nawas - my husband especially enjoyed learning how the trees have become fossilized, and they have a nice little craft shop there.

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Dr A, B & B - San Diego
Arrived on: 25-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Doro Nawas

Bored staff, perfunctory service. This was third "outside" eating experience for us, and we did not really wish to do this yet.

It served no purpose, plus the large crowd of people stood around waiting for buses to the dinner spot.

We asked and were able to walk there and back.

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Mr & Mrs C from Droitwich
Arrived on: 13-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Doro Nawas review

Great to be welcomed by local singing and hearing the local dialect with its 'clicking' sounds. An amazing location even if the building itself was somewhat strange and not very scenic. First night we were taken out for a meal in the bush which was great.
Had a good trip to find Elephants, which we did eventually. Excellent guide and very knowledgeable.
The rock paintings which we did by ourselves were fascinating.

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Ms M & Mr N - New York
Arrived on: 12-Apr-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Terrific stay at Doro Nawas

Beautiful location with great views. We were really impressed with the rooms - quite striking use of natural materials and yet very comfortable and roomy. Beautiful deck - tho, unavoidably quite hot during a good chunk of the day.

We had a wonderful morning drive and were very lucky to have our great guide all to ourselves. He was quite savvy about where to go and what to look for and very responsive to our interests - took us out of the way to see the Welwitschia when he learned we had not yet seen it.

Also had a lovely walk around the Twyfelfontein carvings; part of the route was a bit too challenging for us to manage but the on-site guide was sensitive and accommodating in adjusting for that.

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Mr J & Mrs E - New York
Arrived on: 7-Apr-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Just so-so.

The staff was rather disorganized and inattentive to our dietary requirements. Also the food was not good.

On the plus side, the pull-out bed where one could sleep under the stars was an unexpected surprise.

Elephant tour was excellent.

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Kim from Alexandria, VA
Arrived on: 22-Mar-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Doro Nawas review

Beautiful lodge. The rooms had great views of the plains.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Same comment though about kid-friendly foods.
For adults, the food was top notch. Really great.

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Mr K & Mrs N - kayaking in Namibia
Arrived on: 20-Mar-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Doro Nawas - welcome from the local people

Doro Nawas exceeded our expectations - the rooms are very spacious and have great views.

The food was excellent and the staff again very friendly and helpful.

Our evening drive to find the elephants also exceeded expectations, we were really lucky to find two herds together in the river bed (around 29) who walked directly towards us and then headed for the water hole where they drank and sprayed themselves with water and then dust. Our photos (and memories) are fabulous.

It is great that the staff are from the local community, they were so friendly and welcoming, you get a real feel for the true nature of Namibia.

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R & B from London
Arrived on: 18-Mar-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Doro Nawas

Overall, we had a very nice stay at Doro Nawas. We stayed only one night, the night prior to our trip to Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, but we managed to do a late afternoon elephant drive, which was wonderful. And we saw many elephants!

The service levels were good--you could see the staff was trying very hard to perform to a high standard, particularly at dinner.

And overall, the place and rooms were very clean, although they were starting to feel a little tired, particularly when compared to Hoanib, which was simply outstanding in virtually every respect.

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Mr & Mrs B - East Yorkshire
Arrived on: 11-Mar-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Hugely interesting

Particularly attentive staff

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