Reviews of Doro Nawas
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Doro Nawas review
Our favourite lodge.
The accommodation is excellent with spacious rooms sliding doors giving uninterrupted views to the mountains beyond. Staff were so helpful and their evening singing and dancing very enjoyable
The lodge affords easy access to other local attractions but the highlight was the safari to search for desert adapted elephants
Michael shared his knowledge and enthusiasm with us , successfully tracking the elephants to the local village and then moving the jeep to various locations to watch these amazing animals. Had the priveledge of watching 20 elephants including a 7 day old one in their natural environment.
It was the only lodge that we could not use hair dryers in the rooms but considering everything else that Dora Nawas has to offer this did not affect our stay.
Doro Nawas review
Great staff interested in their customers and keen to share their culture with clients with informative insights. Excellent local walk and elephant safari.
Meals a bit school dinnerish but well prepared and were fine. The huge room and views were special
Doro Nawas review
Another incredible stay at an amazing location. Wonderful lodge and again incredibly helful and inviting staff.Read more about the whole safari
Outstanding in all aspects
Staff were exceptionally helpful and tried very hard to ensure that our stay was most comfortable. Would highly recommend Doro Nawas.
We arrived with low fuel levels expecting to find fuel available close to the site. This was not the case and there was not even an emergency stock available for travellers - only diesel. This resulted in a 150 km detour on poor gravel roads to refuel. Fuel should be provided for the surrounding area.
Sleeping under the stars
We arrived at the end of the "wet season" during which Damaraland received practically no rain. The rivers were already dry and the elephants could be found drinking at the water troughs of nearby farms.
There was little wildlife, but this is a tough environment, especially in a drought year. We did not find the region very compelling, perhaps because it looked quite a bit like the U.S. desert southwest. But the rooms at Doro Nawas were very nice and being able to roll your bed out onto the deck and sleep under the stars was magical.
Huge room that allowed us to roll our beds outside and sleep under the stars which was lovely.
We went on the afternoon game drive to find the elephants - we were the only two guests for the trip and had an amazing time, literally taking hundreds of photographs. It took an hour of tracking to find the herd and was well worth it, then we went off to find the lions. Unfortunately they were hiding but we were out for five hours in total and experienced some incredible scenery - none of which we would have thought to see from the location of the camp itself.
The staff singing after supper was lovely.
Doro Nawas review
The guide tracked and found the desert elephants, and that was excellentRead more about the whole safari
Beneath the stars at Doro Nawas
Spacious, stylish and very clean accommodation in a camp with stunning views from everywhere within it. The attention to detail within the rooms was impressive.
The staff were all extremely friendly, helpful and professional and were obviously (justly) proud of their camp and very happy to be working there. They could not do enough for their guests.
The food and service were excellent -the only minor observation is that the excellent breakfast buffet should be better protected from the attentions of the local bird population!
It was so hot during our stay that we decided to relax in the camp facilities rather than go on the offered activities. The highlight for us however was the facility to wheel the comfortable beds onto the deck at night, gaze at the shooting stars and passing satellites and sleep beneath the amazing sky before waking to see stunning sunrise colours.
Whilst not affecting us in any way, we would observe that the distance and terrain between chalets, restaurant etc might make this a difficult camp for anyone with impaired mobility.
excellent and very kind staff that try and succeed to make your stay unforgettable, agnes - the manager - surprised us with a dinner below the stars
the elephant tracking is very recommendable, rhino tracking should better be done at grootberg
Great acommodation in a fabulous location
The only negative aspect of this lovely camp was the rather dirty pool. Everything else exceeded all our expectations.Read more about the whole safari
Expert Africa comments
Expert Africa forwarded these travellers' comments to Wilderness Safaris, who own and run Doro Nawas, and who apologised for the dirty pool. It would seem that on the day in question there was a very strong wind - when the wind blows properly out there it is quite something. Unfortunately, the maintenance team did not check the pool and nor did the managers. There had been sand and natural debris blown in to the pool. The management of the camp is hugely apologetic and have noted it as something to always keep an eye on. They thank the travellers for pointing out the problem, which allows them to ensure they are constantly checking this area in future. Both the maintenance team and management have been addressed on this issue.