Doro Nawas rests on the edge of the dry Aba-Huab River overlooking ancient plains, with glorious views of north-west Namibia’s rugged Damaraland stretching in every direction. The otherworldly panoramas range from tabletop outcrops to small canyons to dry riverbeds to golden savannah.
Doro Nawas – ‘the place where rhinos used to live’ in the Damara language – appears as a fortress on a rocky citadel, its main area, surrounded by 16 wood, canvas, and thatch suites, including a family unit. Each guest room comprises a bedroom, bathroom, outdoor shower, and veranda for star gazing or sleeping under the stars. There are indoor and outdoor dining areas and a small curio shop.
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,
From R5,430 per person
A remote desert camp surrounded by incredible landscapes
A variety of desert activities
Explore the local desert cultures with a cultural visit to a local village