Doro Nawas camp
Place: 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.
Accommodation: 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 stargazing or sleep-outs under the stars. There are indoor and outdoor dining areas, a pool area and a small curio shop.
Purpose: Doro Nawas Camp is a joint venture between Wilderness Safaris, the Doro !Nawas community and a Namibian empowerment company; this safari experience therefore results in economic empowerment for the local community.
Unique Selling Points
Expansive 360-degree views over starkly scenic Damaraland
Africa’s largest collection of prehistoric rock art at Twyfelfontein, and ancient rock formations
Desert-adapted elephant herds traverse the riverbed seasonally
There are fifteen standard units which are made up of 12 twin bedded units and three double bedded units. There are three twin bedded guide/pilot units which are smaller than the standard units.
There is one family unit which sleeps four.
Activities & features:
Doro Nawas Camp - Wildlife and scenic drives
While the landscape does not support huge herds, desert-adapted life such as springbok, gemsbok and even elephant do occur. We therefore offer nature drives in open Land Rovers which can end with a river lunch or scenic walk ending at "Little Table Mountain."
Doro Nawas Camp - G eological excursions
Visit the ancient San rock art at Twylfelfontein, a World Heritage Site, as well as the Petrified Forest, Burnt Mountain and Organ Pipes, all incredible geological phenomena.
Doro Nawas Camp - Cultural visits
Back of house tours, and camp chats about the Doro !Nawas Conservancy, the Damara/Nama language and traditions all give insight into the community, while the Damara Living Museum shows off the traditional culture of the Damara people.
Doro Nawas Camp - Guided nature walks
Learn more about the flora and fauna in this incredibly harsh environment. Adaptation to the desert environment is the miracle of all that survives here.
Doro Nawas Camp - Scorpion night walks
After dark, another realm of the Namib awakes. Walks reveal some of these captivating critters such scorpions which fluoresce under UV lights.
Doro Nawas Camp - Star bed
Sleep out under the starry starry skies of the Namib and be lulled to sleep by the sounds of Africa on your veranda.
Doro Nawas Camp - Star gazing
Namibia is known for its clear night skies, and with no light pollution this is the ideal spot from which to learn about the stars and planets that whirl above us.