Located on the slopes of a hill on the edge of the Aba-Huab River, Doro Nawas boasts spectacular 360 degree panoramic views over the rugged Damaraland landscape.
A joint venture with the local community, Doro Nawas is an excellent base for exploring Damaraland, including visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Twyfelfontein and searching for desert wildlife.
This comfortable lodge features 16 spacious rooms including one family room. All rooms have an indoor and outdoor shower and a veranda where it is possible to wheel your bed out and sleep under the stars.
- Restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining areas
- Swimming pool
- Communal computer for guest use
A selection of optional activities are available from this property, as follows:
Wildlife and scenic drive
Venture out on a nature drive looking for wildlife. Damaraland is the best place in Namibia to see animals completely unfenced and in the wild. You will not see animals in large quantities here, but the sightings can be more rewarding. Desert adapted elephants are probably the best known of the region’s unique wildlife but it is also possible to see springbok and oryx in this area too.
Twyfelfontein and geological formation tour
Twyfelfontein was Namibia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site and boasts the best examples of bushman paintings and engravings in Southern Africa, featuring 2,500 examples dating back 6,000 years. Enjoy a guided tour here before visiting some interesting nearby geological formations including the Petrified Forest, Burnt Mountain and Organ Pipes. The beautiful Organ Pipes are long columns resembling those of a church organ, some rising up to five metres high. Just a short walk from the Organ Pipes is a small inselberg named the Burnt Mountain. Seen in the midday sun it can be a disappointment but when the rocks catch the early morning or late afternoon light, the mountainside glows with a startling rainbow of colours, as if it’s on fire. The Petrified Forest is an accumulation of enormous fossilised tree trunks about 280 million years old. The remnants of at least 50 trees can be seen, some partially buried in the surrounding sandstone.
Guided nature walks
Set out on foot with a guide and learn more about the unique plants, birds and reptiles that have adapted to live in this incredibly harsh environment.
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