- Lodge type; Safari Camp
- Location; Damaraland
- Lodge size; 16 Thatched suites
- Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
- Nature drives in 4 x 7-seater open Land Rovers
- 9 x mountain bikes
- Visit the San rock art at Twylfelfontein, a World Heritage Site
- Optional visits to the Petrified Forest, Burnt Mountain, and Organ Pipes
Doro Nawas Camp is situated in the ruggedly beautiful Damaraland area, on a small, rocky outcrop within the floodplain of a small tributary of the Huab River. This camp is a joint venture between Namibian investors, the local Doro !Nawas community and Wilderness Safaris. The camp is located in the valley of the dry Aba-Huab River with spectacular views of the Etendeka Mountains to the north and the red sandstone cliffs of Twyfelfontein (famous for its San rock engravings) to the south.
The unique Damaraland Luxury Camp design allows for an unspoiled panoramic view of this diverse and dramatic landscape, which varies from tabletop outcrops, small canyons, dry riverbeds to savannah and grassland vistas. The magnificent terrain holds all the possibility for a sighting of the rare desert-adapted elephant while enjoying a nature drive or relaxing, viewing the stars from the rooftop of the central area or your private unit veranda.
Guests at Doro Nawas Camp are housed in 16 natural walled units, the design, and décor blending in with the surrounding scenery. The units with their attention to comfort and luxury are a mix of natural stone and canvas walls with wood and glass doors, shaded by a thatch roof. Each unit consists of a bedroom, en-suite bathroom with outdoor shower and a veranda for stargazing or sleep outs.
The main building is perched on the top of a small hill providing a perfect panoramic view of this diverse and dramatic landscape, which varies from tabletop outcrops, small canyons, and dry riverbeds to savannah and grassland vistas. The central area is made up of indoor and outdoor rooftop dining areas, residential pool area, bar, curio and small gallery exhibiting Namibian art. A staircase to the roof allows for relaxing sundowners and stargazing.
Enjoy wholesome meals in the dining room and in the evenings absorb the dazzling African skies from your rooftop terrace before settling down for the night.
Doro Nawas Camp provides an excellent base for exploring the local area in game drive vehicles and on foot, taking in the spectacular views and desert scenery. A highlight is a fascinating expedition to Twyfelfontein, Namibia's first World Heritage Site, with its famous San art engravings, and the largest collection of petroglyphs - prehistoric rock art - in Africa.
Wildlife viewing concentrates in the riverbed and along the valleys that sometimes fill with floodwater during the rainy season. There are no large concentrations of wildlife, but this arid environment is home to desert-adapted elephant, gemsbok, springbok, and variety of other species, including occasional glimpses of the endangered black rhino. Birdlife is excellent with several Namibian endemics such as Monteiro's Hornbill and Rüpell's Korhaan.
Doro Nawas provides a memorable quality service and an excellent base for self-drive and fly-in guests exploring the local area in game drive vehicles and creates a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the economic empowerment of the local community while enjoying a luxury safari experience. The combination of Africa past and present makes for a fascinating visit.
Rates from NAD$ 4 475.00 pp
Per person per night sharing
Rates are in Namibian Dollars (NAD)
*Rates may vary according to season
- All meals
- Twice daily scheduled camp activities
- Park fees
- Laundry at camps which are able to provide this service
- Namibian VAT and Tourism Levy
- Local beverages
- Local and international flights
- Premium imported beverages and champagne
- Items of a personal nature
- Optional activities
- Travel insurance