Guests are housed in 16 natural walled units (including a family room), the design and décor blending in with the surrounding scenery. Each unit consists of a bedroom, en-suite bathroom, outdoor shower, and veranda for stargazing or sleep-outs under the skies.
DORO !NAWAS CONSERVANCY
The 407 300 hectares (1 million acres) is bounded in the south by the Ugab River and in the north by the Huab River; plains and outlandish rock formations envelop Twyfelfontein World Heritage Site and straddle the Aba-Huab River. Key mammal species: desert-adapted elephant, gemsbok, springbok, occasional black rhino, cheetah. Key bird species: Monteiro’s hornbill and Rüpell’s korhaan.
Doro Nawas rests on the slopes of a small hill on the edge of the dry Aba-Huab River overlooking ancient plains with glorious views of the rugged Damaraland area. There are indoor and outdoor dining areas, a residential pool area and a small curio shop.
The camp provides an excellent base for exploring the local area in game drive vehicles and on foot, combining a luxury safari experience with economic empowerment for the local community. Guests can view petroglyphs – prehistoric rock engravings – and San rock art at Twyfelfontein, Namibia’s rst World Heritage Site. The combination of Africa’s past and present makes Doro Nawas a fascinating visit.
Doro Nawas Camp is a joint venture between Wilderness, the Doro !Nawas community and a Namibian empowerment company.
Damaraland is characterised by flat-topped mountains, wind-sculpted sandstone cliffs, broad valleys and dry riverbeds that carve their way through deep gorges and ancient geological features indicating a wetter past. Today, the rivers – mainly the Huab, Ugab, Uniab and Koigab – flow only sporadically; their riverbeds are ribbon-like oases that push through the most desolate of terrains, the underground water and tree-lined courses allowing even large species like arid-adapted elephant and giraffe to roam the seemingly inhospitable desert and semi-desert. Away from the river lines are vast open plains that in good rainfall years are covered by annual grasses, attracting herds of specialist arid antelope such as gemsbok and springbok.