Dolomite Camp is located in western Etosha National Park, near the Dolomietpunt waterhole. Guests can now stopover here which will break up their journey through the park. It is set on a large ridge which offers superb views of the going's on of the plains below. It was the first camp to be built on this side of Etosha, opening up a section of the park previously not accessible to mainstream tourists.
Wildlife here includes Hartmann's zebra which does not occur in the eastern section of the park. The surrounding vegetation of mainly karstveldt and mopane shrubland is different to the rest of Etosha Park. The unusual rock formations ensure that game drives are conducted in one of the park's most scenic locations. The dolomite hill setting of the camp, boasts hundreds of seasonally blooming plant species, a lure for botanists and photographers alike.
The closest entrance for Self-drive visitors to Etosha is through the western entrance 'Galton's Gate' (45km). The other restcamps located inside Etosha National Park are Okaukuejo Camp (180km from Dolomite Camp), Halali Camp (250km), Namutoni Camp (320km) and Onkoshi Camp (350km), these can now be reached using the Galton's gate but one must allow plenty of time to traverse the park (the speed limit is 60km/h and game viewing is plentiful).
The western section now open to the public measures approximately one-third of the total area of Etosha Park itself. Although the main wildlife spectacles occur in and around the waterholes and vegetation of the Etosha Pan, game viewing is also very good in this area. There are no fewer than 15 waterholes in the vicinity of Dolomite Camp (although unlike other sections of the park here the access roads to many of these waterholes are not clearly marked). The hilly and rocky terrain here also becomes a wildlife retreat for the entire park during the wet season.
Dolomite Camp is much smaller that the three more established camps in Etosha (Okaukuejo, Halali & Namutoni) and the emphasis here is on a more exclusive experience with a focus on personal service and smaller numbers. The staff are friendly and well trained and although the overall experience may not be as smooth as that offered by the privately owned lodges which surround Etosha.
On arriving at Dolomite Camp guests are required to park their vehicles in the parking area at the foot of the hill. From this area you, and your luggage, are then transported (by golf cart) up the hill to reception. From here you will be shown around the camp and to your room. As Dolomite Camp is an unfenced camp, guests are not allowed to walk around after dark, and a member of staff will escort you to and from your room (all rooms are equipped with a phone - which can be used to request an escort).
The camp's interior blends and harmonizes with the immediate environment. Facilities include a reception, guest lounge, fireside boma, laundry service, 2 x restaurant areas, swimming pool and secure parking. A fairly long and steep path from the bar and restaurant area leads to the accommodation, this distance and uneven surface can lead to issues for some older or less fit visitors (although golf carts are available to ferry people around the camp). There are 20 elevated thatched en-suite chalets, nestled amongst dolomite rocky outcrops. Privacy and dramatic panoramic landscape views are guaranteed.
Bush Chalets: 17 west-facing single or double chalets are equipped with 2 beds, lounge area and comfy chairs, mosquito net, tea/coffee station, in-room safe and a wardrobe. Savour spectacular sunset views. The east-facing chalets have similar facilities but with striking sunrise views.
Deluxe Chalets: The 3 Deluxe Chalets, a single and a double bed in each, are east-facing affording beautiful views at sunrise. They are equipped with similar facilities to the Bush Chalets with a private plunge pool.
Large herds of zebra, giraffe and antelope wander the plains around Dolomite Camp. Black and white rhino are present in numbers, often at Klip-pan waterhole. Previously endangered species such as the black rhino and black-faced impala have been successfully bred here. Wildlife excursions are conducted by professional and knowledgeable tour guides. Apart from the normal Etosha game viewing a special attraction of the Otjiovasondo area is the opportunity to see both the Plains Zebra and the Mountain Zebra drinking or grazing side by side and spotting the rare Sable Antelope.
Guided Game Drives: Game viewing is offered in the parks own game drive vehicles.
Bird Watching: Hundreds of species have been recorded in the area. Photographers should relish the chance of adding to this list.
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These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.
Very nice location, new camp, stunning view, good services, good atmosphere. Definitely to recommend.
Perfect place to be. Great lodge and great staff. They make you feel good all day long. What a treat!
All the Ethosha camps were very modern and had some nice touches. Food was medium quality everywhere.
Good position, good value, but a bit disorganised and long walks to chalets may be a problem for some.
Good location. The room was very nice and intimate. Fantastic view from our room, good choice. Food ok
gorgeous location. We loved this side of the park. Wish we'd skipped okaukejo and stayed here instead.
What a terrific location. Staff were super helpful and attentive. Meals were excellent. Can't fault it.
We did not regret to have a long way to get there because the view, the lodge, the staff are outstanding
Fantastic camp. New, clean, well designed with very friendly and helpful staff. hope they can keep this up!
Loved it! By far our favorite stay. perhaps make it a little more clear that meals are included with booking
Love the remote location. Nice cabins, good restaurant. They could use a viewing platform for the waterhole.
Loved Dolomite! Such a stunning place. The staff were wonderful the food was great. We wish we had more time here.
A really special resort that is very different to the other Etosha camps. I wish I had booked more than one night.
Excellent lodging, but for me the wildlife experience near Dolomite does not justify such an expensive accommodation.
A great place to enjoy for several days. Self game drive is probably better than the one provided by the lodge though...
fantastic lodge even if the waterholes are still under construction and no many animals are visibles. food was very good.
Good, though the camp wasn`t officially opened when I stayed there. Good value for money compared to Okaukuejo and Halali
Camp is really beautiful, but not securised (not fenced). Morning drive far too expensive for what it is and they were late.
Very special. Unique being unfenced. An excellent team of staff members offering friendly & personal service. Stunning location.
What a fabulous place! Loved everything about it. One of my favorite places and would have loved to have spent another night here.
Dolomite is so wonderfully unique. The service, views, and amenities were impeccable. Definitely a place I'd love to return one day!
Good experience. The camp is very well situated and we enjoyed from the chalet a very good sight on the animals in the country round
excellent location, rooms not very clean ,many things to fix in the room;average service.for safari:you have very few roads to drive.
Excellent cabins and facilities, we were lucky to be in a cabin partially overlooking the waterhole. Shame they do not do night drives.
Excellent lodge with great staff, food and wines, plus unexpected pool. Amazing views of the plain, but no viewable waterhole for night.
A great break after a week of camping. We enjoyed out stay there, that bit of creature comfort (showers, beds, nice meals, etc. were great!)
They need a little more experience, however,the situation of the camp,on top of a hill is excellent. our chalet was very refined. Poor winelist.
of course the best camp we stayed in because it is so beautifully designed, tasty food, semi efficient staff but we would still go back any time
Beautiful setting, one of my favourites but it said to be said, the service is not up to scratch. Enjoyed our room though and having a swim in the pool.
Lovely location. Were given the best room of the camp with view over the water hole. Staff very friendly and eager to please. (Maybe a little too much so)
The best accomodation in Namibia. Absolutely stunning. We`d like to come back and then we would book more than one night. Animal watching from the balcony...
What an amazing location! Fantastic. Looking down from our verandah as the zebras and elephants wandered over the plain was incredible. Sunrise from the bed!!
AMAZING. Location superb. swimming pool with a view was great. dinner and breakfast are okay. in the middle of Ethosa close to waterholes and a lot of animals.
Great place for our first night in the etosha. Most unsuitable for those less able but loved the setting. Food was a bit far out but most enjoyable just the same.
Another wonderful camp and setting. Would like to have spent another night here Max: I agree with Steve, would have liked to have gone on a night drive from here.
Wonderful setting. Buggy was broken down. Makes it hard for guests to bring luggage from cars. Have to have a back up vs just telling guests to only bring few items.
A great position, very comfortable chalets, kind staff, many animals all around. A ring on the parking could help to reduce the waiting time for a car to reach the lodge.
A really impressive site with wonderful facilities. Each hut has privacy and great views over the landscape. There was plenty of small wildlife on the rocks surrounding the hut.
Not the place to stay if you want to get out early and stay out late. The system of getting you to and from the car park is a bit flawed. Spectacular views from the rooms though.
Nice comfortable lodges with rather small sleeping part. Atmosphere not fantastic - 2 different dining parts. Service not at general level of other lodges ! We should not recommend.
Special site and location. Service could be improved. Food average. The need for safe transport back an forth between reception/restairant and the individual cottages is cumbersome.
Simply bliss. completely differnet location which felt truly wild. excellent and happy young team with good leadership. Staff more then happy to talk with clients and humour was shared.
The only thing I could suggest (and it did not affect us) is that this camp could be difficult for someone very unfit or with a disability. It might be worth mentioning on your website.
Brilliant location, sunrise from our lodge was fantastic. Manager needs to communicate animal sightings to guests more efficiently. Staff were friendly, my wife taught a few of them some ZUMBA moves !
Excellent but think they could improve their way of collecting clients from the car park area, it is slightly hit and miss but worked OK for us. A telephone from the car pak to reception would be an idea.
Lovely camp and the only one inside Western Etosha. If you have not been before then you will love it. We have been before and thought it was starting to look a little bit tired. Food was very good this year.
Spectacular location, room was great with stunning views. However no flood lit waterhole like others which limited game viewing. Food OK, but not fantastic. We do not rate this as highly as other Etosha resorts.
Lovely place to stay!! Service a bit slow and they seemed to be understaffed. Beautiful and very very nice. Could have stayed longer!! Breakfast ok but not fabulous. Dinner could improve. Most of the food was cold.
Dolomite (like Onkoshi) is a camp I've been to a couple of times - but not again. Don't like the dining rooms, or the steep walks to and from anything. I also prefer to park my car close to my room. Staff were friendly
Accommodation very good, staff friendly. Food good. Maintenance not good. A pity to see such a lovely new camp deteriorate so quickly as a result of poor maintenance. Smashed window in sliding door is a very bad advert.
Beautiful location with excellent facilities except that our phone did not function. Excellent views of the surroundings from the lodges. The staff was among the best we met in Namibia - very professional and informative.
Nice bungalow, wonderful eastern view, easy walk to lodge, pool was a nice touch - more use in hot time of year, enjoyed viewing elephant, springbok, giraffe, birds, a honey badger from our deck, good service, fair pricing
Magnificent place, a true gem. If we had known this lodge would be this great, we would have booked for at least a couple of nights. Very friendly staff, beautiful view on either side of the hills and extremely comfortable beds. Rating: 10/10.
It's a pity to see a such beautiful camp with no managing, not enought staff, a lot of things brooken, the room not cleaned (only the bed was dressed) and the reservation for a game drive, cancelled 5 minutes before without any excuse or explain.
Now THIS is the way it should be. Beautiful location, facilities and professional & friendly staff that seems genuinely interested in their guest. NWR could use this as a model for all of their facilities as it easily competes with private lodges.
Lovely setting, pity there is no view of the waterhole from the camp - other than from chalet 13 (I think!). Food was ok, pool area very pretty and well maintained, cabin quite small with 4 of us (2 children) but a nice break from camping for one night
There are no words to describe the wonderful expedience we had in all respects. It is a very exquisit place. Worth to stay at. And the advise of the Camp Deputy Manager was instrumental for the successful visits of the best Waterholes on the way to Okakuejo this day.
A lovely lodge. We managed to get chalet 14 (with the help of Hilary of Kunene River Lodge). It gave a good view of the waterhole that attracted many animals including a black rhino and a troop of baboons. Food, room, facilities and service were good and staff helpful.
Excellent new camp. Very smart, great staff and excellent food. Don`t go to the waterholes between the camp and the Galton gate they are closed and you will waste a day. Elsewhere the animals are more jumpy than in the east but there are plenty of them and you have them more or less to yourself
Super, The manager an his staff welcomed us very well. They always tried to give us satisfactions faced to our deception of not seing many animals during 2 game drives with their guide. They proposed to us, for the second night, one of the best chalet in front of the water hole and it was great.
A beautiful camp - with stunning views from our chalet (no 13). It was good to experience the "other" side of Etosha. The one downside was the distance (and amount of uphill climbs) to keep from both the car park and chalet to reception (interesting when carrying about 10 kilos of photograph kit)
Dolomite camp is situated 180km from Okaukeujo, approx 4hours drive. Access to the camp is also available through the Galton Gate, from where it is approximately 45km. NB There is no fuel availbable at or near Dolomite CampDownload Map
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