Doro Nawas

Reviews of Doro Nawas

Excellent(93%) From 420 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 420 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.
Mrs E. from Exeter
Arrived on: 26-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Exciting safari searching for the elephants. Guide had amazing eyesight!

Great drive up the sandy dry riverbed.

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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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C & D from Woking/Brighton
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Absolutely incredible...not to be missed!

Doro Nawas was easily our favourite place that we stayed in on our Namibia trip! It's panoramic views of the surrounding mountains are incredible and matched by the beautiful rooms that can be opened up to take it all in. Sleeping outside on the verandah, cosy in bed under the blankets, watching as shooting stars streaked across the sky is something I will remember forever.

The staff were the most friendly, polite and smiley group we had the pleasure of meeting, and they are brilliant singers too! They sing a welcome song as guests arrive, all joining in as they gather in reception area, it was very special.

The food was very tasty and there was a little help-yourself table in the afternoons if you needed a little something after a trip out! We were treated to a bush dinner too, 3 delicious courses at a long table lit with little lights and candles flickering up the hillside. Amazing!

We took ourselves off for a trip to the Skeleton Coast National Park - a long way to go to see the sea but an incredibly scenic drive, with a brown hyena and a puff adder to add to the list of things spotted!


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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 G 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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Doro Nawas review

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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