Doro Nawas

Reviews of Doro Nawas

Excellent(93%) From 433 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 433 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 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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Eve& Reuben from Bozeman
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Doro Nawas review

An interesting lodge perched like a Scottish castle on the rocks. The food varied between as good as we experienced anywhere on our trip to better than just OK.

Seeing the desert elephants was interesting, but seeing how the locals were dealing with the drought was for us even more interesting.

A high point here was the singing as we arrived, as we were finishing our dinner and again as we were leaving. Could have wished more lodges did this.

(An afterthought. On our way to Doro Nawas you directed us to take route D2612. This road at the time was the worst by far of the roads of our entire trip, courduroy reduced our advance to a crawl. Later we found C35 no less scenic and much better. We found the Twyfelontein rock carvings most interesting and guide so well informed. Strongly recommend this to certain clients. The bing museum of Damara was good, the petrified forest and burnt mountain much less so.)

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Mike from Oxford
Arrived on: 30-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fortress on the hill

After some fairly exciting gravel driving the fortress like Doro Nawas suddenly appeared perched on a hill ahead. We were welcomed by the staff/team singing a lovely song in reception - very memorable. Another huge room with stunning views over the surrounding landscape.

The first meal was the 'bush-dinner' involving a walk out to a hidden area lit with dozens of candles and a couple of flaming fire pits (very welcome as it was cold)!! Singing and dancing by the team was most enjoyable. Then back to find we had hot-water bottles in our beds!!

Elephant Safari - the desert elephants were fantastic. Having the time to watch them roaming along the valley and eating Acacia was brilliant. For huge animals they can be very delicate. Coffee and cookies was very welcome. Bernard told us about the dangers of Euphorbia and showed us how to make a whistle from the Mopane leaf. Giraffe and Ostrich also spotted.

Whole staff team lovely and before we knew it we were listening to the farewell song!!

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Mrs L. from Leatherhead
Arrived on: 21-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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As before

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Mrs L. from Leatherhead
Arrived on: 20-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Fantastic place to stay.

Staff very welcoming, amazing location and incredible attention to detail.

If I had to make a comment at all it would be to offer robes in the rooms but a very minor point in comparison to all the other amazing features and superb cuisine.

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Mr J from Switzerland
Arrived on: 26-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Amazing views and great service

We organised our own activities here (easy to do). Loved sleeping out one night and the staff the most friendly/happy bunch all trip - we loved the singing!!!

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Mrs B - family from UK
Arrived on: 20-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent elephant tracking at Doro Nawas

The elephant tracking with Stephen as our guide was one of the highlights of our stay in Namibia.

The rooms were excellent but apart from the afternoon of our arrival we had no hot water. As the nights were so cold a hot shower in the morning would have been nice. The swimming pool here was good - laps (well, mini-laps) were possible.

The communal areas were good, the staff were all very pleasant and helpful, but the food was poor both evenings - it was buffet style, as was the breakfast. On our second morning we ate breakfast at 8 AM and there was hardly any choice - most guests had eaten earlier and the food had not been replenished

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Mr & Mrs M from Florida
Arrived on: 19-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Warmest of staff, unique stay

Very welcoming.

Staff gathered to sing to us at arrival, dinner, and upon leaving.

Dinner in the bush was unique, amazing, special...one of a kind!

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Mr GM from Porthcawl
Arrived on: 11-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Doro Nawas review

Doro !Nawas makes the journey here worth it. The people, the food, the scenery and the rooms are all better than expected. A great place.

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Mr J x 4 from USA
Arrived on: 29-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Great singing

We had no water in the camp the morning we left because the elephants had torn out the water line serving the camp. I thought it was great--my wife, not so much.

The staff greeted us with a song then sang several songs for everyone after dinner. I am not given to organized fun, but their three part harmony was excellent. They had obviously practiced a lot and seemed to enjoy giving the performance.

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