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Doro Nawas

Lodges in Damaraland - Namibia

Doro Nawas Camp is a striking lodge set in a stunning Damaraland location. The elevated site supplies endless and spectacular views of the beautiful Etendeka Mountains and red sandstone cliffs of Twyfelfontein. Self-drive tourists in Namibia can plan their own trips to local tourist attractions or hop on a guided tour. Expect attentive service, excellent food and knowledgeable guides.

The camp has built up a good reputation for itself due mainly to the close working relationship between them and the local community who partly own it. All of the staff at the lodge come from the surrounding villages and have been specially trained to fill specific roles and positions.

Lovingly prepared wholesome meals are served in either the indoor or outdoor rooftop dining areas. There is also a pool area, and bar and full laundry service. The curio shop and small gallery, lead to a picturesque courtyard and staircase to the roof, a tranquil and cracking site for a sundowner, nightcap, or spot of stargazing. It is not uncommon, for the lodge manager to join you on the roof, giving you the benefit of his knowledge of various constellations and galaxies with his laser pointer!

Guests will be accommodated in one of the camp's 16 chalets. They have all been built from a combination of a stone base and canvas walls, supported on wooden posts, which also prop up the thatched roof. Each chalet is of an open-plan design, with a large bedroom, a double bed, a couple of comfortable, padded wicker chairs, and a ceiling fan.

Sectioned off from the bedroom is the flush toilet, shower, and twin washbasins, each with it's own large mirror. The luxury amenities continue with complementary shampoo, body lotion and hand cream are provided, not to mention a couple of big towels. There is a large set of sliding glass doors, that open out onto a veranda. Guests can take an outdoor shower, and then relax and unwind on the deck, whilst admiring the terrific views of the magnificent environment.

The spacious chalets are lovely and cool during those hot summer days. It is also possible on the warmer evenings, to wheel the beds out of the rooms, and enjoy a night under the stars. Power is supplied to the lodge from a generator.

Activities revolve around the game found in and around the Haub River Valley, that occasionally fill with floodwater in the rainy season; a favourite being a guided 4x4 trip to track desert-adapted elephants. Many of their guests also head out on a fascinating expedition to the local rock art site at nearby Twyfelfontein, with some of the most renowned San art engravings in Namibia, which usually calls in at the Petrified Forest. There is also a walking trail in the vicinity of the lodge, which can be done with or without a guide.

Doro Nawas Camp. A luxury safari experience, whilst creating a wonderful opportunity to contribute to the economic empowerment of the local community.

Accommodation in Namibia

  • Doro Nawas: Terrace
  • Doro Nawas: Herd Of Elephants
  • Doro Nawas: Rock Formation At Twfelfontein
  • Doro Nawas: Overview Of Lodge
  • Doro Nawas: Accommodation At Night
  • Doro Nawas: Bedroom
  • Doro Nawas: Nature Drive
  • Doro Nawas: Community Visit
  • Doro Nawas: Damaraland Landscape
  • Doro Nawas: Dining Area
  • Doro Nawas: Organ Pipes At Twyfelfontein
  • Doro Nawas: Dinner With A View
  • Doro Nawas: Pull Out Bed
  • Doro Nawas: Relaxing In The Pool
  • Doro Nawas: Rock Engravings At Twyfelfontein
  • Doro Nawas: Room Exterior
  • Doro Nawas: Springbok
  • Doro Nawas: Black Rhino
  • Doro Nawas: Lounge
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Desert-adapted elephant
The most successful way of tracking desert-adapted elephants is on a guided 4WD trip. Your team leader will normally lead you into the Huab River Valley (weather permitting) and although early sightings are possible, expect to explore the region for a couple of hours before contact.
Enjoy a guided 4x4 safari to the Bushman rock art at Twyfelfontein, which also takes in the Petrified Forest and the Organ Pipes as well.
There are a number of trails in the vicinity of the lodge. Take a guide if the local flora and fauna is of particular interest, or simply enjoy the beautiful environment by yourselves.
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Directions to the lodge

Doro Nawas is situated close to Twyfelfontein, entrance to the camp is 800 meters passed the D2612 on the C39 between Khorixas and Palmwag

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Vingerklip Lodge

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