Doro Nawas

Reviews of Doro Nawas

Excellent(93%) From 432 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 432 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.
Mr LeenP from Lewes
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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beautiful place in desert

Beautiful place in the desert. Very hot. No water hole. Many animals elsewhere because of drought.

Staff were really lovely and the place seemed well connected to the community .However the lodge still seemed to offer trips to see Desert Elephants when we knew none had been seen in the area for a month as they had moved north because of the drought.

Despite lack of elephants the lodge was a lovely place to stay.

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J&J from Plockton
Arrived on: 14-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Good Damaraland base

We arrived quite late owing to a flat tyre, and check-in was slightly haphazard, with a wait while staff were assembled to welcome us. All we really wanted was a cold beer! Nonetheless, staff were extremely friendly and helpful.

The lodge is in a spectacular setting, and the individual chalets are spacious and comfortable, although the dark wall finish gives them a sombre feeling which may not be to everyones's taste. The central dining/seating area is well designed so that even though it can be quite windy there is always somewhere sheltered.

The "bush dinner" on the first night was perhaps a bit of a strained affair. This was the only place, apart from Halali, where we encountered a large tour group which resulted in a small arbitrary choice of dinner companions. It seems that this event is a regular occurrence, which again may not be to everyone's preference. The meal itself, and the more conventional arrangement the following night, were however perfectly good.

On our morning game drive we found several groups of desert-adapted elephants, and were able to spend a good amount of time with them. Other sightings include giraffe and oryx. This was a very worthwhile activity, and a highlight of our stay here.

As we needed to get a new tyre, we did not participate in any other organised activity, but just managed to get enough time to visit the Twyfelfontein archaeological site - worth it, but very crowded.

Overall a very pleasant stay, with great staff.

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Mr & Mrs L from BC Canada
Arrived on: 11-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Doro Nawas

Two excellent experiences: the bush dinner, and sleeping outside on the large patio in front of our bedroom. The pool here was excellent, long enough for one to really swim. We enjoyed the singing.

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Mr & Mrs OC from Sheffield
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Beautiful scenery

After the excitement of Etosha, we really enjoyed the slightly slower pace of our time at Doro Nawas, which is .. We really supported the ethos behind Doro Nawas and the ownership model.

The bush dinner was a real highlight. After a number of evenings sat at a table for two, it was actually really enjoyable to sit at a long table and chat to other guests and our hosts. The food was excellent and it was a really atmospheric evening.

We decided to drive ourselves around rather than join the excursion. We thoroughly enjoyed the rock carvings at Twyfelfontein, despite the drive there being one of the bumpiest of the trip. The organ pipes, burnt mountain and petrified forest were a little underwhelming, and the entrance prices for these did feel comparatively a bit high. These attractions cumulatively only took us a morning to see, so we spent the afternoon relaxing and reading. This area could potentially benefit from some walking trails, or Doro Nawas could potentially run some guided walks, just to increase the variety of activities on offer and enable visitors to immerse themselves in the beautiful scenery. Overall we would say there was just enough to justify a two night stay.

This was also the only place where we encountered a large group (20+ Spanish people led by quite a vocal tour guide). They were all very pleasant, but it did change the dynamic slightly as their comings and goings rather dominated the place! It made us realise that the absence of large groups at the other places we stayed was a real positive.

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Mr & Mrs D from Sussex
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Loved Doro! Nawas

This was our first experience of a Namibian lodge and what a fabulous introduction.

The staff were just lovely and very talented singers and dancers too. Arriving at the same time as an American bus tour, we had to manoeuvre for lounger space at the narrow pool, however the chance to cool off was blissful. We stayed only one night but the evening meal in this very special desert environment was a highlight of our trip and never-to-be-forgotten.

In the morning we were up at 6am to pack the car and have breakfast, since we were checking out before going on the Desert Elephant safari with our friendly guide Geraldo. We saw plenty of close-up elephants, ostrich, chacma baboons, giraffes and some distant zebra. A fun first jeep adventure. I also loved seeing a glimpse of the village where Geraldo's little son went to school.

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Mr K from Channel Islands
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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My first time here and well worth the visit.

Just getting the opportunity to see desert elephants up close was worth the trip (possibly some of the worse gravel roads of the trip to get here).

The rooms a big and airy and really clean. The pool was well utilised and the location is excellent for the local gems to be found in this area.

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Dr CB & Dr MB from Tring
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Really nice lodge with great staff and an amazing view.

I'd like to stay there again and again!

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P & B, from UK
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Absolutely wonderful.

Our guide, Immanuel, was brilliant and such a lovely person.

We loved the singing and dancing by the staff and still have the bye-bye song running through our heads.

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Mrs C. from Blauzac
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A stunning position, and great experiences

Another wonderful lodge.

Rooms were fantastic with great views. Spacious, good showers - indoor and out. Staff were lovely greeting us with a song. We were taken to dinner out in the dessert which was totally unexpected. The table was beautifully set with candles everywhere - totally magic. We loved drinks round the fire in the lodge in the courtyard.

The guided drives were amazing with the guide doing everything to find us éléphants. We could get really close. He found the most wonderful spot for our sundowner.

One of the highlights of our trip.

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Mr D. from Hartfield
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Really good

Great location, slept under the stars, found those elephant So!

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