Fodor's Expert Review Doro Nawas Camp

Damaraland, Kunene, Namibia

Blending into the backdrop and set amid stony slopes, rugged boulders, the distant Entendeka Mountains, and the pink and russet sandstone cliffs of Twyfelfontein to the south (where you can visit some of the most famous San rock paintings and engravings in the world), this is classic Damaraland. The wood, canvas and thatch camp offers 360-degree views of this fascinating landscape and the chance to see the desert-adapted elephants. The sturdy en-suite units have indoor and outdoor showers. You can relax in the rim-flow style pool after a day's activities, or climb up to the roof area of the main building to sip sundowners or watch the blazing stars. Birders will delight in seeing a few of the country’s endemic species, such as Rüpell's korhaan, Carp's tit, and Damara hornbill. 


  • the king-size beds can be rolled out onto your private porch to sleep under the stars
  • great community-based responsible tourism model
  • the staff seem genuinely thrilled to meet you, which carries through to their service


  • half-board clients must pay for guided trips to see the elephants
  • no a/c, only ceiling and pedestal fans in tents
  • Wi-Fi only in the main camp area


Views, Green, Outdoor
Local Flavor


Phones: 27-11-257–5000-in South Africa


32 chalets
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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