It was by coincidence that we ended up staying at Doro Nawas for one evening, but we are so happy that we did. As others have pointed out, the main lodge building is frighteningly ugly upon first sight, but the feeling changes immediately once you walk inside. The individual chalets were well-appointed and comfortable, and the view from the chalet was wonderful. Staff, from the manager to the restaurant staff and our guide, was extremely warm and welcoming.
Food was fine, if not particularly memorable. While certain aspects may not have been as efficient or polished as some other lodges, the kindness of the staff more than made up for it. While Internet was available in the lobby via an on-site computer, given the price point of the lodge, it wouldn't hurt to acquire a newer model. We found this Wilderness Explorer-level camp much better on many fronts than a Premium-level camp we stayed at.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the vast dramatic valley of the aba-Huab River, the cool interiors of Doro Nawas take in the spectacular views from its position atop a small hillock. The World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein (locally known as /Ui-//aes) is the highlight of a visit here, where thousands of 2 000-year-old engravings cover the rocks, inviting reflection on the lives of our ancestors. Other fascinating geological features and game drives in search of desert-adapted wildlife and into local communities complete the exploration of this rugged landscape. • 16 tents (1 family) • nature drives and walks • rock art at Twyfelfontein • Petrified Forest • Burnt Mountain and Organ Pipes • sleep out deck ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Doro Nawas Camp Hotel Damaraland
- Wilderness Safaris Doro Nawas Camp Namibia/Damaraland