Doro Nawas

Doro Nawas Camp rests on a sparse, rocky knoll in the breathtaking Aba-Huab River Valley of Damaraland in north-western Namibia. The stark, rugged landscape of theDoro! Nawas Conservancy is prime desert-adapted elephant country, with crystal clear night skies offering up incredible stargazing. By day Doro Nawas Campcommands spectacular views of the Etendeka Mountains to the north and the red sandstone cliffs of Twyfelfontein in the south. A World Heritage Site, the prehistoric rock art of the San at Twyfelfontein offers a fascinating insight into Africa’s ancient heritage.

Doro Nawas Camp is located in the dry 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.

Accommodation at Doro Nawas Camp consists of 16 units: a mix of natural stone and canvas walls with wood and glass doors, shaded by a thatch roof. Constructed with attention to comfort and luxury, with design and décor blended into the surrounding scenery, each unit consists of a bedroom, en-suite bathroom (with outdoor shower) and a veranda for stargazing or sleep outs.

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, residential pool area, bar, curio and small gallery exhibiting Namibian art. A staircase to the roof allows for relaxing sundowners and stargazing.

Doro Nawas Camp provides an excellent base for self-drive and fly-in guests. Activities revolve around extensive game drives and exploratory hikes through this unparalleled landscape. A trip to the fascinating Twyfelfontein San art engravings is not to be missed. Namibia’s first World Heritage

Site, Twyfelfontein has the largest collection of petroglyphs (prehistoric rock art) in Africa. This combination of Africa past and present makes for a truly unique and unforgettable experience.

Wildlife viewing at Doro Nawas Camp concentrates on the game found in the riverbed and along the valleys that fill with floodwaters during particularly good rainy seasons. There are no large concentrations of wildlife, but this arid environment is home to desert-adapted elephant, gemsbok, springbok and variety of other species. This includes the occasional glimpse of the endangered black rhino. Birdlife is excellent with several Namibian endemics, such as Monteiro’s Hornbill and Rüpell’s Korhaan.

A visit to Doro Nawas Camp is also a wonderful opportunity to contribute to economic empowerment of the local community while enjoying a luxury safari experience.

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