Reviews of Doro Nawas
Wildlife sightings and reviews
432 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Doro Nawas and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
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." See all these reviews: 21n in Namibia
What a lovely bush braai we had." See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia
"Nice stay at Doro Nawas"
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.
" See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia
"Doro Nawas review"
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." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
"What a welcome"
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." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
"Not up to Wilderness Standards!"
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." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
"Doro Nawas review"
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. " See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
"Comfortable camp, with good food"
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" See all these reviews: 18n in Namibia
"Interesting but a little too long"
It also meant that two out of three evenings had a "bush dinner" which was entertaining the first time but repetitious after that. Similarly, the singing/dancing routines, which the staff engaged in at every opportunity, eventually became a little excessive.
Service and facilities, like the other Wilderness camps, are of a good standard, but the rooms are a little dark." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
"A musical interlude!"
Had an excellent guided tour with Leslie (new to the lodge) to see the desert-adapted elephants. After showing us the main herd, his determination to track down the lone bull paid off which was a real bonus.
We also much appreciated the efforts of all the staff to provide us with a memorable 'bush supper'." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
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