Doro Nawas

Private Land bordering Torra Conservancy

Classic

From US$310

Lodge Description

Doro Nawas rests on the edge of the dry Aba-Huab River overlooking ancient plains with glorious views of the rugged Damaraland area. The camp provides an excellent base for exploring in game drive vehicles and on foot, as well as excursions to view fascinating geological phenomena, petroglyphs (prehistoric rock engravings) and San rock art at Twyfelfontein, Namibia’s first World Heritage Site.

The design and décor of the 16 natural-walled units (including a family unit) blend in with the surrounding scenery. Each unit comprises a bedroom, bathroom, outdoor shower, and veranda for star gazing or sleep outs under the stars. There are indoor and outdoor dining areas, a pool area and a small curio shop.

Wildlife
This is a wonderful area for enjoying the dramatic Damaraland landscape. There are no large concentrations of wildlife; however 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 Rüpell's korhaan.

Activities
• Day and night nature drives in 05 x 07-seater closed Land Cruises with pop-up roof. For an Adventures category of camp, in open game drive vehicles, we generally do not allocate more than nine guests per vehicle (with seven “window” seats) if the numbers are made up of different booking parties.
• During winter months hot water bottles (on early morning game drives only), blankets and lined ponchos are provided.
• A pair of Olympus binoculars is available in each of the game drive vehicles for guests to share amongst themselves whilst game viewing and may be requested from our guides.
• Birding.
• Guided nature walks and scorpion walks (weather permitting and subject to the availability of a qualified walking guide).
• Guided nature trail from camp (weather permitting and subject to the availability of qualified walking guide).
• Stargazing with a laser pointer (weather permitting and according to the lunar phases (not offered around full moon).
• Excursions to Twyfelfontein (including San rock engravings, Damara Living Museum (approximately 10 kilometres from Twyfelfontein), Burnt Mountain and Organ Pipes).
• Excursions to Petrified Forest, scenic drive ending with river lunch or scenic walk at “Little Table Mountain”.
• Discussions by camp staff on the Doro !Nawas Conservancy, the Damara/Nama language and traditions.
• De Riet cultural village visit possible on a three night stay or more. CAMP DESIGN AND FACILITIES
• Pool in main area with partially shaded deck and loungers.
• Living area combining indoor and outdoor dining area and bar with rooftop access for 360 degree panoramic views (weather permitting).
• Reading area with a selection of reference books.
• Open fireplace.
• During winter months a gas heater is stationed in the main area.
• Curio shop.
• A pair of Olympus binoculars in the main area.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi access in the main area.

Accommodation
The design and décor of these natural-walled units blend in with the surrounding scenery.

Number of Tents
This camp can accommodate 34 guests in total

Operator

Wilderness Safaris

Lodge Details

Property Type

Permanent Lodge

Access

Private Airstrip

Bedrooms

16

Max. clients in vehicle

6

Wifi

Yes

Electricity

Yes

Activities Included

Game Drives, Walking Safaris

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