Doro Nawas

Reviews of Doro Nawas

Excellent(93%) From 409 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 409 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 P from Hook
Arrived on: 20-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Prefect lodge for viewing desert elephants

This lodge was set on top of a rocky outcrop which gave for the prefect setting with beautiful sunsets. Staff could not be more friendly.

The game drives were extremely informative.

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Mr & Mrs H from UK
Arrived on: 18-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Doro Nawas review

Don't be put off by the somewhat bleak appearance of this place, it is lovely when you get inside. Be prepared for the singing welcome and farewell. It is a lovely gesture. The singing and dancing from all the staff in the evenings is great and they all really seem to enjoy it. Our room was excellent and well equipped with the opportunity to wheel the bed outside to view the stars at night. Even after such hot days, it was too chilly at night. We all went out for a short walk into the bush on our first night there for a communal barbecue which was good fun and so pretty with all the lanterns set amongst the rocks. All our meals were excellent here.

Our guide was Nesley and we were fortunate to be his only guests when we took the morning drive to see the desert elephants. We spent a long time viewing them with nobody else around. He made it clear that he loved his job and felt privileged to be doing it. He knew so much about the birds and plant life too and took us to see a farm which had successfully produced a wonderful vegetable crop. He was also very proficient when explaining what Doro Nawas was putting back into the community. He really was very generous in talking about his family and the challenges facing farmers in Namibia.

We also took a trip to see the rock art at Twyfelfontein. It was fascinating, but perhaps a little rushed as they were anxious to close promptly. The Organ Pipes were worth seeing on the way back. The geology of the area is a real plus.

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Mrs F & Mr N from Surrey
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Didn't want to leave!

Incredible place - the happiest, most positive staff we encountered!

Wonderful chalet with outdoor shower and massive bed that we rolled out onto the veranda to sleep under tthe stars. Highlights were the staff singing after dinner, click language spoken by some, desert elephant trip with Reggie as guide ealy morning, views from the lodge. Expensive option but lasting memories - wonderful.

Our mistake- we were a little short of petrol so decided not to drive to the rock paintings, which was a shame but a reason to return

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Ms G & Mr F from London
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Amazing rooms; great stay

One of the most amazing rooms we have stayed in. Very comfortable with option outdoor shower and bed on wheels you can roll outside to watch the sunrise.

Main building a fort on a hillock with great views. Excursions were pretty good. Guides were excellent and seeing desert elephants was really great. Good food and service (singing on arrival, departure and after both dinners was a bit much though).

Overall very relaxing stay although not too much to do in surroundings. Would have liked to have been a bit more active.

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BarryT from Knutsford
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Truly atmospheric with great staff

Perched on the top of a small hill giving fantastic views of the plains. Excellent food and lovely rooms. Not for those with walking difficulties though as the rooms are some distance from the main lodge and you have to walk up the hill.

We took a guided elephant safari at 16.00 with Marcus. Absolutely brilliant with a superb guide and we saw a family of desert elephants really close ending the day with a sundowner in a dry riverbed. Fabulous.

We visited the Organ Pipes and Burnt mountain ourselves. Interesting but if short of time go to the Damaraland Living Museum instead. Its a really great experience and we had a very nice girl showing us around. Well worth supporting.We also went to Twyfelfontein to see the rock art which is excellent.

Wine was included with dinner and our waiter explained the menu both in English and Click language. Brilliant.
Dont leave too quickly after your dinner as the staff put on a great show of African singing once everyone has finished eating.

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Mr A from Horsham
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Good lodge. Nice room with a good view. Private.

Had to walk up steep hill to facilities ,went to see cave engravings and a living museum.

Very interesting although we had to climb over rocks to get to some engravings.

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Mr P & Mrs A from UK
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Doro Nawas

Loved it just lovely people. Go again tomorrow.

What a lovely bush braai we had.

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J & K from London
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Nice stay at Doro Nawas

We stayed here for one night. We were impressed by the singing welcome and goodbye. Even the chef joined in.

Our thatched cottage was comfortable and we had a nice view. The night we stayed, a bush dinner was set up, which was great fun. The BBQ was delicious and the bar staff didn't seem to mind that we kept them up late afterwards.

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Mr K & Mrs N from UK
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Doro Nawas review

This was our second visit to Doro Nawas and we were not disappointed.

We came to see the Desert Adapted Elelpants and we were fortunate to view them on both the afternoon and morning game drives. Our guide (Markus) was excellent always putting the animals as his focus and respecting their personal space; some other vehicles from other lodges were not as respectful. His knowledge was impressive.

The evening meal and breakfast were to a good standard.

The room was comfortable and clean.

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Cambridge 4 from UK
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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What a welcome

We were greeted with singing on arrival at Doro Nawas & again in the evenings and on departure. The staff are lovely.

The accommodation was lovely & the views are amazing.

We took one trip here to search for desert elephants & we were lucky enough to find them. What an experience!

There are other activities available, but as we had a vehicle we opted to see other local attractions independently.

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