Doro Nawas

Reviews of Doro Nawas

Excellent(93%) From 399 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 399 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 and Mrs RB from Bristol
Arrived on: 26-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great camp for Desert elephants

Very good camp overlooking dramatic scenery. We took a guided safari to find desert elephants, which we did in a dry river bed. Very close encounter ! Our guide, Markus, was very good and very knowledgeable - he also took us for a walk into the bush.

Good food, very large rooms, friendly staff.

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Mr A from Somerset
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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GREAT LOCATION,VERY FRIENDLY STAFF AND GREAT GUIDES

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Mr & Mrs Braddock from UK
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Taking the turn off from the road towards this camp we drove expectantly over the flat plain surrounded by jagged peaks of mountains on the horizon towards a small hill on which it turned out was the main building of the camp.

I parked and was sorting something out in our car as my wife ascended the steps through the imposing rustic doors into the reception, she was only moments ahead of me but as she entered she was greeted by wonderful singing voices! They stopped their native sounding vocal greeting just before I entered and as I did so.........I was rewarded with a similar singing greeting!!!!! Now that's a first for me in a hotel! It seemed the entire staff were assembled to greet us in a rather wonderful native style musical chant!!!!! Beat that for a friendly welcome!

Very friendly and helpful, even though our only nights stay with them was on their barbeque night several hundred yards out into the desert and therefore all staff were hands on to help, they still managed to get a staff member to sit and guard my camera as I made a four hour time lapse video of the setting sun and ascending Milky Way - that was ultimately condensed into 7 secs of real time video as we were guided out to the dining area for a delicious meal!!!

Fabulous individual and spacious accommodation in a glorious setting.........I could have stayed longer!!!!!!

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Mr M & Ms E from France
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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We loved our stay here at Doro Nawas - the vast, surrounding landscape was so beautiful and we were very comfortable in our room.

We particularly enjoyed wheeling our bed out onto the room's terrace to relax in the afternoon sun.

The staff here was very nice and we also very much loved our elephant drive, where we saw many packs of elephants.

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Ms C from London
Arrived on: 10-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Watching the sunset from our chalet, with the accompanying background noise of barking ghekkos and crickets, was another trip highlight.

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Mr S from UK
Arrived on: 31-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Stunning lodge

Lodge has huge potential - a few minor improvements and would have been a highlight of our trip. The bush dinner's are fantastic, and the staff are all delightful.

Attention to detail was not quite as good as in other lodges. For example, we arrived to dinner on evening dressed in normal clothes to be told we were going out into the bush and should be dressed warmly. All of the other guests had already been told!

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Mr W & Miss P from UK
Arrived on: 19-May-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Too far out given poor weather conditions

Unfortunately the two days previously there had been record rainfall on the coast round Walvis bay and we were advised that due to the subsequent flooding not to use the coastal road heading towards the seal colony and up the skeleton coast so we drove as much as we could on tarmac which lead to the drive taking 7 hours with the last hour being on an undulating dust road with large deep puddles on the low parts.

No one could predict this but almost the last straw was the terrible pitted driveway from the road to the camp which was quite badly signposted. I think this jaundiced us about the camp where the staff were lovely and the accommodation was good. Food was good and the pool provided a welcome relief.

We did not partake in any drives the following day as we just couldn't face getting back in a vehicle. Staff had good singing voices and all looked like they enjoyed entertaining us.

We had a walk in the bush from the lodge and saw an ostrich and a snake.

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Mr K from Maidstone
Arrived on: 27-Apr-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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The main building on approach looks rather like the Alamo, defended on top of the hill. The open air setting is very well designed for maximum viewing and each chalet has utmost privacy.

To be greeted by a staff choir was a little disconcerting (they are called up every time someone arrives) and the level of bureaucracy and waiver signatures needed seemed a little excessive (and was repeated at Kulala in exactly the same wording).

Obviously a regular feature, the evening meal was a 'secret' and a trek by torchlight for a few hundred yards to a fully equipped BBQ, a bar and a long table for everyone, encouraging conversation (as it did) and fully staffed service - excellent and utterly efficient. Other meals were also very good and pleasantly served.

The pool again well used and well-sited. Very relaxing.

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Mr & Mrs W from Winchester
Arrived on: 17-Apr-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Formidable looking exterior, perched on hill, but nice pleasant internal spaces.
Very rocky entrance track.
Welcomed with a staff sing song – a bit embarrassing!
Nice spacious chalet with comfortable bed and terrace looking West.
Enjoyed the outside shower.
Good trip to rock art at Twyfelfontein
Nice external terraces with long views and nice to have breakfast outside.
Excellent final communal BBQ out in the bush.

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Mr I P from Uk
Arrived on: 14-Apr-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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What a start - to be greeting by the staff singing a welcome song was fantastic - you would have thought they were a professional choir.......the also sang after dinner, and when you depart as well - you cannot help but smile as they sing!!

The lodges were stunning and you have the ability to push your bed out onto the patio to sleep under the stars if the weather is good enough - unfortunately it rained on both the nights we were there. The design of the lodge was incredible and we loved the private outside shower that looked over the desert. The room was extremely spacious.

The bar and dining area was superb and set on top of a hill with magnificent views in all directions (we were lucky enough to have breakfast watching an incredible sunrise before our morning game drive).

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