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Doro Nawas is ideally located in near to Twyfelfontein in central Damaraland, where ancient rock art engravings left by the San bushmen are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Accommodation consists of 16 rooms – a mix of stone and canvas walls with wood and glass doors, shaded by a thatch roof. Designed to blend into the hillside, each one consists of a bedroom, en suite bathroom (with outdoor shower) and verandah for stargazing or sleeping out. The main area – with indoor and outdoor dining areas, pool, bar and a curio shop – perches on top of a rocky knoll with all-round views. A staircase leads up to a flat roof – a perfect spot for sundowners.  

The innovative design and décor fits perfectly with the surrounding rugged and dramatic landscape, and the camp makes a comfortable base from which to explore the area and see desert-adapted elephants. Although there are no large concentrations of wildlife, you can see other desert dwelling species such as springbok, gemsbok (oryx), kudu, ostrich, and predators such as cheetah and bat-eared fox. Other sites of interest within easy reach include the Petrified Forest, Brandberg Mountain and the Organ Pipes rock formation. 

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Key info

  • Available*: Jan-Dec * The dates shown are when the accommodation is generally available. Please enquire for specific availability.

Wildlife trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Classic Africa Explorer

This 37-day comprehensive itinerary, which visits no less than seven countries, delivers the ultimate African safari experience and a wealth of contrasts. Travel to some of Africa’s best National Parks and stay in a range of classic lodges, hotels and tented camps on this wildlife trip of a lifetime.

  • When to go: Apr-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 37 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £16,495 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Damaraland

Damaraland is an ancient area of arid plains, deep chasms and dramatic red, rocky peaks, dominated by the huge Brandberg Mountain. With the Atlantic coast nearby, sea mists drift inland providing sustenance to various desert life forms and natural laws of food and water dictate the movement of the desert elephant.

  • Where: Erongo Region
  • Ideal for viewing: black rhino, desert elephant, springbok, white-tailed shrike, augur buzzard
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Vehicle safaris