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Seamlessly blending into its sparse surroundings, Doro Nawas Camp is an oasis in the desert region of the Doro Nawas Conservancy in Damaraland.
With sweeping views throughout the Huab River valley throughout the camp, Doro Nawas is the perfect place to base yourself, and the night offers almost as many interesting sights as the daytime.
Sleep under the stars on your own veranda, with the nighttime sky free of light pollution and a million stars present themselves on a nightly basis.
Let the guides show you a more unusual safari, with Scorpion Night Walks using UV lights to highlight another world of creatures.
Daytime safaris also offer a variety of desert-adapted wildlife, from elephants to springbok, and occasionally a black rhino can be glimpsed.
The Doro Nawas Conservancy around the camp is full of natural gems that can be explored through drives or scenic walks through the bush.
Visit ‘Little Table Mountain’, which is as flat as the real thing, or explore the geological wonders of the region, with the Petrified Forest, Burnt Mountain and the Organ Pipes a short drive away.
Don’t miss the ancient San rock art paintings at Twylfelfontein, an UNESCO World Heritage Site and an incredible part of the local history.
The stand-alone rooms at Doro Nawas Camp have stone walls, with wood frames, thatched roofs and large, opening glass doors to bring the vast desert area into the rooms, creating a sense of harmony between nature and the camp. Each chalet has a stone floor that extends out to become a veranda, and there is the option to bring the beds out onto the veranda for sleepouts under the dazzling night sky. The rooms are elegantly decorated in dark tones, a pleasant contrast to the bright outdoors, and the high ceiling keeps the rooms cool. Of the 16 large thatched chalets, one is a family compound sleeping four, while the rest are a mixture of double and twin bed configurations. The en-suite bathrooms all have outdoor showers and are especially memorable at night, under a starry sky.
The main lodge looks more like a fortress than a camp, with rounded stone walls, a rooftop, long swimming pool and pretty courtyard. Built on top of a rocky outcrop, the panoramic views of the valley and river bed are stunning, and the rooftop is the perfect place to watch sunset with a sundowner in hand.
A long pool, open-air courtyard, indoor seating area and a rooftop that offers 360 degree views of Damaraland and the night sky.
Indoor and outdoor dining areas, depending if you want the meal by candlelight or moonlight.
Close to 500 community members own and preserve the Doro Nawas Conservancy and hold a 40% share in Doro Nawas Camp, so everyone benefits from the high-end camp. Run by Wilderness Safaris, Doro Nawas Camp is another leader in terms of setting a good example in Namibian hospitality and community based eco-tourism. Doro Nawas Camp has also taken strides to minimising its impact on the local environment by installing solar-heated showers, a hybrid energy system and wastewater treatment to ensure water returns to the dry region.
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