Reviews of Doro Nawas
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Great Safari to see Desert Adapted Elepanhts
Doro Nawas was our favourite place to stay. The hospitality and the safari was first class.
We loved our stay; the welcoming song, the bush dinner, the sunset, the scorpions at night, and last, but not least the Damara people.
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The reception by the staff on arrival was lovely. They all sang as they did on both nights that we were there. Really a treat.
The location is only minutes from the airport and the quality of the accommodation is first class. I would say that it was the most impressive of the camps that we stayed at.
Slept under the stars.
William the guide was very helpful and located elephants for us. There is not a lot of game at this time in this part of Damaraland but the camp and the staff (and the other visitors) made it most enjoyable.
Worth staying for min 2 nights.
I think that this was another great lodge, worth staying more then 1 night at.Read more about the whole safari
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A beautifully situated luxury lodge in a desert circle - the situation is unparalleled. We were unfortunate in that there was a sandstorm in the afternoon of our stay and it was too cold to sit out and enjoy the sunset or the fire pit (which looked magical). The lodge itself was great though and the rooms beautiful.
Only comment - this was the place where the food was hardest with our children as there was no choice and the food (although lovely), quite challenging for children - e.g. starters of beetroot soup or aubergine with moroccan spices.
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A real haven away from it all in a stunning part of Namibia - the welcome was amazing, our room huge - I took advantage of the opportunity to sleep outside!
The restaurant and bar area were so cosy and the staff really couldn't do enough for you. We did visit to the Living Museum which was very interesting and our guide Boetie was very friendly, interesting and knowledgeable. The pool was a welcome retreat from a long drive!
You're really made to feel like part of a family here
Amazing place to stay
We were blown away by this place! Very remote location but fabulous facilities. We were greeted with local singing and dancing which was lovely. All the staff were very helpful. The main restaurant/bar/lounging area with outside deck is a really lovely place to relax.
We were only staying one night and would have liked to be here a second night to really enjoy the experience but they were booked out. The accommodation was really something special - so well designed and spacious, very impressive - with the outdoor shower area and the beds that could be rolled out to sleep outside.
We had a Bush dinner on the night we stayed - fantastic dining outdoor under the stars. The food was good as was the wine.
The bonfire in the courtyard was not lit the evening we were there as we had a Bush dinner but it would be a lovely way to spend some time if it had been. As we were staying only a night we did not do any activities here.
greeted with the Dora Nawas chorale led by Hendricks the maitre d'hotel we were made to feel really welcome at this this hill top lodge/hotel. Busy centre and not far from the airstrip at D.N. Close to lots of other attractions it is somewhere which could make an excellent base for exploration.
Fantastic help from the hotel staff (especially Hendricks) when we faced meltdown with car problems.
Doro Nawas was different (in a good way!)
Doro Nawas was great - as it was run and staffed by local people it had a different, more 'african' feel to it in many ways.
Lovely location in beautiful Damaraland, with an excellent safari guide for the desert elephant excursion.
We really enjoyed the bush supper on our 2nd night.
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Not disappointed - this was one of our favourites last year and had not changed.
The staff are friendly, helpful and can sing as well!
Desert elephants were found in abundance, rooms lovely and well cared for, food delicious, the Friday night BBQ. a treat.
A memorable stay in Damaraland
The roads in Damaraland are a little rougher than average in places. Arrival at Doro Nawas was memorable not only in the striking appearance of the buildings, but in singing-welcome.
The main lounge and the view from it are excellent. The accommodation is luxurious with excellent air conditioning. The wide patio windows can be opened and bed wheeled out to sleep under the Milky Way. An excellent experience: the hot water bottle and blankets are welcome as temperatures can drop considerably before dawn!
Our trip to see the Desert Adapted Elephants was a highlight of our whole trip. It largely took place along the dry riverbed of the Huab River with its sandy bed and magnificent mature trees. Our highly informative and humorous guide, Liberty, made the trip very worthwhile. His knowledge of the ecology was excellent.
The dinner at night is very atmospheric as the restaurant appears dark but for the superb use of solar lamps at each table, making the tables themselves brightly lit.
The braai night was amazing. It could have been an 'activity' in its own right. We were driven for 15-20 mins in the dark to arrive at a Chinatown type experience ... dozens of solar lights and candles complementing fire pits. A table for almost 30 was set out and each diner had a hot water bottle and blanket. The buffet service and the food itself was really good. The staff singing was very genuine and enjoyable.
Interestingly, the Lodge is something of a hub for the area. At one stage there were seven light aircraft present: some visitors were flying to Etosha.
A top class lodge with a great staff.