Doro Nawas

Reviews of Doro Nawas

Excellent(93%) From 416 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 416 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 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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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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Doro nawas

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 noycekn@hotma
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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Drs F & S from Oregon
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Not up to Wilderness Standards!

Wow this was the most disappointing venue of our whole trip. We have stayed at many Wilderness Safari properties and this one was definitely not up to snuff. We were given the worst room with a parking lot view and no orientation...ie beds could be moved for star viewing.

The game drive was reliant on 5 or 6 desert elephants with not much else. The group dinner out in the coma featured skimpy food...literally my lamb chop had 2 bites of meat on it and the food was running out due to a large Spanish tour group. The breakfast buffet was skimpy and the offer of a hot breakfast was not made.

I really wish we had not paid the price for this place and just driven on to stay at Palmwag lodge where we could have seen elephants on a morning walk before awaiting our 3 pm transfer to Desert Rhino...would have been a much better value.

I really am very surprised this place was so bad.

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Paul & Nicky from Keswick
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Doro Nawas review

Despite some concern that the camp looked rather austere from photos, we thoroughly enjoyed Doro Nawas. We chose to drive to the camp via the D2612 and this proved to be a scenic, quiet and interesting drive avoiding the busier route.

The staff singing to us at reception on arrival should be seen for what it is, a truly joyous welcome to their home and not interpreted unkindly and described as cringing by some reviewers. Try just smiling back and applauding their warmth, they are a beautiful bunch of people.

The entire camp is professionally run, with everything clearly explained by staff. The guiding was outstanding and our guide, Nesley, was exceptionally good. We enjoyed an early morning guided walk with him and a late afternoon tracking the desert adapted elephants. The elephants proved hard to find, but he never gave up and we eventually enjoyed 1.5hrs watching 6 elephants, including 2 young, from close range.

We visited Twyfelfontein, the Damara Living Museum and the Petrified Forest on our own. These are all well worth visiting, and our advice is as follows:-
Twyfelfontein - go very early if you can and beat the crowds; sadly the guide we had was not at all interested in her job.
Damara Living Museum - clearly aimed at tourists but great fun; run by an enthusiastic, smiley and warm group. Our expectation was for a quick visit, but we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Lovely people.
Petrified Forest - be careful to get the official site; picturesque walk, scenic and enthusiastic, helpful guide. Very interesting.

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Dr & Dr A from Cleveland
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Comfortable camp, with good food

We only stayed at Doro Nawas for one night, in passing between Desert Rhino Lodge and Etosha, in order to pick up a hire car for the last part of out trip, and didn't take part in any of the activities.

The room was large and comfortable with an outside shower and a view out over the bush - though we did have people from the camp walking past the front of the room (and shower!). There is a nice, if small, pool for relaxing, and the terrace area in front of the dining room was comfortable.

Food was very good, served at individual tables

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