Choose unique tented accommodation at Doro Nawas Camp in Namibia’s outstanding Damaraland region, close to the magnificent Twyfelfontein San rock art and petroglyphs, and enjoy complete escapism in this remote part of Africa. Sleep under the stars in this great value safari accommodation, seek out desert-adapted wildlife and explore the fascinating sites that make this region an enchanting nirvana.
From a hillside above the dry Aba-Huab River, Doro Nawas provides guests with far-reaching views across rugged Damaraland, a region inhabited by the Damaras, today part of the Kunene Region in the northwest of Namibia, located between the Brandberg and the little village of Sesfontein. Damaraland is characterised by its rocky and rugged landscapes of rough, fascinating beauty.
The camp is ideally located as a base from which to learn more about both the area’s ancient inhabitants and the visionary ecotourism partnership with today’s communities. Best known for its rock art at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Twyfelfontein, Damaraland is a treasure trove of some 5 000 carvings and paintings created about 6 000 to 10 000 years ago by Stone Age people.
Dora Nawas Camp sleeps privileged guests in 16 sublime chalets (including a family room) all blending in with the scenery and featuring private verandas and outdoor showers. Sleeping out in a Star Bed under the millions of stars in extraordinarily clear Namibia skies is also a huge must-do highlight.
The main lodge offers a welcoming swimming pool, open plan lounge, dining room and bar, and large deck for simply gazing into the vastness of the landscape. Get out into the fascinating landscapes on nature drives and walks and track some of the desert’s surprising and superbly adapted fauna.
We love Dora Nawas for its ecotourism commitment in that it is a partnership between the local Doro!Nawas community, a Namibian empowerment company and Wilderness Safaris. Tourists get buckets full of pleasure being here, and the community reaps the rewards, also finding employment in such delightful accommodation venues.
Choose unique tented accommodation at Doro Nawas Camp for a visit to the famous and intriguing Twyfelfontein when travelling to Namibia’s Damaraland region. Situated on a rocky outcrop on the edge of the dry Aba Huab River, this camp has splendid views across the grasslands in front of the sandstone cliffs of Namibia’s first World Heritage Site.
This outstanding holiday lodge is a mutual undertaking between the Dora !Nawas community in Namibia and Wilderness Safaris – the staff are employed from the community who then benefit from the lodge profit in the long term in a successful ecotourism venture.
Doro Nawas offers 16 tented chalets in true Namibian fashion – intimate bedrooms stand on stone bases with canvas walls and thatched roofs. Lovely wicker chairs and ceiling fans plus inside and outside showers keep everything cool. Step through large sliding doors to private verandas with breath-taking views into Damaraland. Guests can move their beds out onto the veranda for a night out under mind-boggling starry skies.
The camp features a warming fireplace for chilly desert evenings and a refreshing swimming pool for hot summer days and guests can chat in the open-plan dining area, lounge, and bar with extensive Damaraland views. The terrace is ideal for sundowners and meals – guests can soak up the views in the coolness of the evening before myriad stars appear. Delicious South African dishes are served with fine wines and beers.
Visit Damaraland if only to seek the rare creatures so at home here – desert-adapted elephants, Black rhinos, mountain zebras and even lions. Explore an open landscape devoid of people – still, as it was when the original human inhabitants deserted the area many moons ago. Meet inspiring landowners who have today jumped on board the conservation wagon.
Doro Nawas is certainly our Namibian accommodation of choice near Twyfelfontein and its wide choice of astounding rock art and rock formations. Game drives to other natural wonders such as the desert elephants near the Huab River and incredible birds should not be missed! Head over to Brandberg Nature Reserve to view exquisite rock formations and find evidence of ancient volcanoes. You simply must see the Organ Pipes, the Petrified Forest with its 250 million-year-old fossilised logs, Doros Crater and Burnt Mountain.
Voyage2Africa organises tours to Namibia for all budgets and tastes so do check them out and see which safari is best for you this summer.
From ZAR 6 261
PER PERSON SHARING PER NIGHT