Location: Doro Nawas rests on a sparse, rocky knoll in the breathtaking Aba-Huab River Valley, within the Doro Nawas Conservancy in central Damaraland, and commands spectacular views of the Etendeka Mountains to the north and the red sandstone cliffs of Twyfelfontein in the south.
Rooms: 16 guest chalets constructed with a mixture of natural stone and canvas walls with wood and glass doors, shaded by a thatched roof. Built with attention to comfort and luxury, with design and decor blended into the surrounding scenery, each chalet has a bedroom, en suite bathroom with outdoor shower and a verandah for stargazing or sleep outs.
Facilities: The main building of Doro Nawas Camp is perched atop a sparse, rocky knoll and offers unspoilt panoramic views. This diverse and dramatic landscape varies from tabletop outcrops, small canyons and dry riverbeds, to savannah and grassland vistas. The main area is made up of indoor and outdoor rooftop dining areas, pool area and bar. A staircase to the roof allows for relaxing sundowners and stargazing.
Activities: Activities are focused on the wildlife found in and around the Haub River Valley, a favourite being a guided 4×4 trip to track desert-adapted elephants. It is also possible to enjoy a fascinating expedition to the local rock art 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.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Our Opinion: This is a wonderful area for enjoying the dramatic Damaraland landscape. This seemingly stark environment is amazingly home to a range of wildlife including desert-adapted elephant, gemsbok, springbok and a variety of other species such as bat-eared fox and the occasional glimpse of black rhino and cheetah. Birdlife is excellent with several Namibian endemics, such as Damara hornbill, Carp’s tit and Rupell’s korhaan.