Doro Nawas

Reviews of Doro Nawas

Excellent(92%) From 331 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 331 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 & Mrs C from Droitwich
Arrived on: 13-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Doro Nawas review

Great to be welcomed by local singing and hearing the local dialect with its 'clicking' sounds. An amazing location even if the building itself was somewhat strange and not very scenic. First night we were taken out for a meal in the bush which was great.
Had a good trip to find Elephants, which we did eventually. Excellent guide and very knowledgeable.
The rock paintings which we did by ourselves were fascinating.

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Mrs & Mr F - British Columbia
Arrived on: 23-May-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Sleeping under the stars

We loved our stay at Doro Nawas. It is in a lovely desert location. The cabins are private and spacious. A real treat was being able to wheel our beds onto the patio and sleep under the stars. It was cold at night but we were cosey under the down duvets. A very special experience and we both slept extremely well.

Staff are charming and the service was excellent. We had dinner out in the "bush" the first night and it was a delicious buffet. Walking through the desert at night was fun. The next night was table service in the dining area. Food was excellent and the meals were finished with singing from the very good staff choir.

We went on a long morning tour to the desert elephants, rock carvings, and the living museum. Our guide was very good and I recommend the tour. We were fortunate as it was just the two of us on the tour. Many guests chose to drive around by themselves but we saw much more by having a guide. Plus self drivers would not have seen the desert elephants.

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Ms M & Mr N - New York
Arrived on: 12-Apr-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Terrific stay at Doro Nawas

Beautiful location with great views. We were really impressed with the rooms - quite striking use of natural materials and yet very comfortable and roomy. Beautiful deck - tho, unavoidably quite hot during a good chunk of the day.

We had a wonderful morning drive and were very lucky to have our great guide all to ourselves. He was quite savvy about where to go and what to look for and very responsive to our interests - took us out of the way to see the Welwitschia when he learned we had not yet seen it.

Also had a lovely walk around the Twyfelfontein carvings; part of the route was a bit too challenging for us to manage but the on-site guide was sensitive and accommodating in adjusting for that.

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Mr J & Mrs E - New York
Arrived on: 7-Apr-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Just so-so.

The staff was rather disorganized and inattentive to our dietary requirements. Also the food was not good.

On the plus side, the pull-out bed where one could sleep under the stars was an unexpected surprise.

Elephant tour was excellent.

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Kim from Alexandria, VA
Arrived on: 22-Mar-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Doro Nawas review

Beautiful lodge. The rooms had great views of the plains.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Same comment though about kid-friendly foods.
For adults, the food was top notch. Really great.

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Mr K & Mrs N - kayaking in Namibia
Arrived on: 20-Mar-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Doro Nawas - welcome from the local people

Doro Nawas exceeded our expectations - the rooms are very spacious and have great views.

The food was excellent and the staff again very friendly and helpful.

Our evening drive to find the elephants also exceeded expectations, we were really lucky to find two herds together in the river bed (around 29) who walked directly towards us and then headed for the water hole where they drank and sprayed themselves with water and then dust. Our photos (and memories) are fabulous.

It is great that the staff are from the local community, they were so friendly and welcoming, you get a real feel for the true nature of Namibia.

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R & B from London
Arrived on: 18-Mar-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Doro Nawas

Overall, we had a very nice stay at Doro Nawas. We stayed only one night, the night prior to our trip to Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, but we managed to do a late afternoon elephant drive, which was wonderful. And we saw many elephants!

The service levels were good--you could see the staff was trying very hard to perform to a high standard, particularly at dinner.

And overall, the place and rooms were very clean, although they were starting to feel a little tired, particularly when compared to Hoanib, which was simply outstanding in virtually every respect.

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Mr & Mrs B - East Yorkshire
Arrived on: 11-Mar-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Hugely interesting

Particularly attentive staff

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Phil - London
Arrived on: 17-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great views from the roof of the hote;

Very warm welcome by very friendly staff. Food was very good.

One of the best rooms we stayed in.

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Mr & Mrs C from Essex.
Arrived on: 13-Feb-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Doro Nawas review

Avoided Cape Cross as long drive ahead and had seen enough fur seals, glad we did as met couple who's wife had been bitten by one. Arrived 1.30pm, stunning Lodge on hilltop.

Welcomed by Bennie with cold towels and drinks followed by 3rd degree health & safety from Agnes. Good salad for lunch. Shown to huge beautiful, gloriously cool room.

We dashed to Twyfelfontein to see Bushman engravings, well worth a visit. Cost us N$160 (Lodge charge N$1000+). Good dinner.

Early start, lovely breakfast as sun rose. Collected by guide Gift in very ancient, noisy, enclosed Land Rover. Needs renewing considering the price of Lodge & Game Drive. Wonderful exhilarating morning with herd of Desert Elephants. Returned to most delicious beef salad.

A great place, would have liked two nights rather than one.

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