Doro Nawas Camp

Damaraland, Namibia

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Doro Nawas Camp


Doro Nawas Camp rests on the slopes of a small hill on the edge of the dry Aba-Huab River overlooking ancient plains with glorious views of the rugged Damaraland area. It provides an excellent base for self-drive and fly-in guests and for exploring the local area in game drive vehicles or on foot. The Camp consists of 16 units; a mix of natural stone and canvas walls with wood and glass doors, shaded by a thatch roof.

Wildlife viewing at Doro Nawas Camp concentrates around the riverbed and along the valleys that seasonally fill with floodwaters. This arid environment is home to desert-adapted elephant, gemsbok, springbok and variety of other species such as bat-eared fox. This includes the occasional glimpse of the endangered black rhino and cheetah. Birdlife is excellent with several Namibian endemics, such as Damara Hornbill, Carp's Tit and Rüpell's Korhaan.

Activities revolve around extensive game drives and exploratory hikes through this unparalleled landscape. A trip to the fascinating Twyfelfontein San art engravings is not to be missed. Damara Living Museum displays traditional culture of the Damara people. This combination of Africa past and present makes for a truly unique and unforgettable experience.


We Love
  • Doro Nawas Camp offers modern community-based ecotourism
  • The Camp contributes to economic empowerment of the local community
  • It supports Nation’s Vision 2030 goals to save natural & human resources
  • Opportunity to sleep outdoors on a deck under the bright Namibian stars
Need to Know
  • Doro Nawas Camp is an Adventure Safari Lodge with 16 luxurious tents
  • Activities undertaken are birding, nature walks and wildlife watching
  • Located in the Doro Nawas Conservancy in central Damaraland
  • Best for Honeymoon, Wildlife, Adventure, Eco-Tourism



Stay Doro Nawas Camp is an Adventure Safari Lodge with 16 luxurious tents with a capacity for 34 guests. All the units are built with a mix of natural stone and canvas walls, wood and glass doors, shaded by a thatch roof. Each unit, is designed to blend into the surrounding scenery, and consists of a bedroom, en-suite bathroom with outdoor shower and a veranda for stargazing or sleep outs.

The Camp The main building of Doro Nawas Camp is perched atop a sparse, rocky knoll and offers unspoilt panoramic views. This diverse and dramatic landscape varies from tabletop outcrops, small canyons and dry riverbeds, to savannah and grassland vistas. The main area is made up of indoor and outdoor dining areas, pool area, bar and local curio area. A staircase to the roof allows for relaxing sundowners and stargazing. Electricity is powered by 220v generator.

ChildCare Children of 8 years and above are welcome to stay at the Doro Nawas Camp and partake in activities with all other guests. Children up to 16 years must share with an adult/s in the same room. Meal times can be adjusted to suit younger guests. Babysitting can be arranged, on request.

Safari Activities at the Doro Nawas Camp revolve around extensive game drives via 4 x 8-seater open Land Rovers each accommodating maximum seven guests, allowing all guests an outside seat. Walk or drives are conducted in the morning, returning to camp for lunch. Afternoons are at leisure before departing for afternoon activity at about 1600h. Dinner served inside the main area or on the open rooftop under the stars.

Experience Places worth visiting in the surrounds of Doro Nawas Camp include the fascinating Twyfelfontein San art engravings, Namibia's first World Heritage Site. Twyfelfontein has the largest collection of prehistoric rock art in Africa. Also visit the Damara Living Museum and learn about the fascinating traditional culture of the Damara people. Other places of interest include the Petrified Forest, Burnt Mountain and Organ Pipes. There are 9 mountain bikes available at the camp.

Doro Nawas Camp Damaraland, Namibia

Location Doro Nawas Camp is located adjacent to the dry Aba-Huab river bed in central Damaraland area within the Doro !Nawas Conservancy. It commands spectacular views of the Etendeka Mountains to the north and the red sandstone cliffs of Twyfelfontein in the south.

Getting There The best way to reach Doro Nawas Camp is from Windhoek reached by international flight via Johannesburg. Doro Nawas can be reached by air from Swakopmund or Ongava in one hour and from Windhoek 1-hour and 40 minutes. Doro Nawas airstrip is located about 2 km from camp. 

When to go The winter months between May to October are the best for seeing the dramatic sand dunes at Sossusvlei and game viewing - especially in Etosha National Park. The skies are clear, the risk of malaria is at its lowest, and animals are increasingly concentrated around the waterholes. Summer months between November and April bring rain, when migratory birds flock into the Etosha park's many habitats followed by bird watching in December in Caprivi Strip (Zambezi Region).