Doro Nawas Camp

Kunene, Namibia

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Doro Nawas Camp

Doro Nawas Camp is located in the dry Aba-Huab River Valley, within the Doro Nawas Conservancy in central Damaraland, and commands spectacular views of the Etendeka Mountains to the north and the red sandstone cliffs of Twyfelfontein in the south.



We Love
  • Doro Nawas Camp is a joint venture with the Doro !Nawas community and a Namibian empowerment company and is acknowledged as a shining example of modern community-based ecotourism.
  • A visit to Doro Nawas Camp is also a wonderful opportunity to contribute to economic empowerment of the local community while enjoying a luxury safari experience.
  • The pioneering project supports Vision 2030 goals - set to ensure effective management of the nation's natural & human resources, and critical to economic development.
Need to Know
  • Children of all ages are accommodated and partake in activities with all other guests.
  • Children up to 16 years must share with an adult/s in the same room.
  • Camp has 220v generator power which in turn charges up batteries (inverter power) for fans and lights in rooms.

The Review

Doro Nawas 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. Doro Nawas Camp provides an excellent base for self-drive and fly-in guests and for exploring the local area in game drive vehicles or on foot.

Guests can view petroglyphs – prehistoric rock engravings – and San rock art at Twyfelfontein, Namibia’s first World Heritage Site. The combination of Africa’s past and present makes Doro Nawas a fascinating visit.

Your Stay
Accommodation consists of 16 units: a mix of natural stone and canvas walls with 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 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.

Wildlife viewing at Doro Nawas Camp concentrates on the game found in the riverbed and along the valleys that fill with floodwaters during particularly good rainy seasons. There are no large concentrations of wildlife, but 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. Namibia's first World Heritage Site, Twyfelfontein has the largest collection of petroglyphs (prehistoric rock art) in Africa. Visit the Damara Living Museum and learn about the fascinating traditional culture of the Damara people. This combination of Africa past and present makes for a truly unique and unforgettable experience.

Getting There

Doro Nawas Camp is located adjacent to the Aba-Huab river bed in Damaraland area within the Doro Nawas Conservancy. It can be reached by air from Swakopmund or Ongava in 1 hr and from Windhoek 1 hr 40 mins. Doro Nawas airstrip is located about 2 km from camp. The airstrip is 1,000m long, 15m wide with compact sand surface and can handle most general aviation aircraft, i.e. C210, Caravans, C310 and King Airs. GPS co-ordinates: S20⁰ 26.852, E 014⁰ 17.591

Doro Nawas Camp Kunene, Namibia