Doro Nawas

Wild, Rugged, Remote

Experience a true cultural immersion in Namibia at Doro Nawas, amid dramatic scenery and amazing desert animals.


Wilderness Doro Nawas

A place of community, culture and curious creatures.


Feast your eyes on otherworldly panoramas, populated by intriguing desert-adapted wildlife and unusual flora.  Engage with the local Doro Nawas community. Discover the fascinating ancient history and incredible geological phenomena of Damaraland. Glimpse black rhinos, desert-adapted elephants and more. Discover a diversity you never knew existed in the desertscape of Namibia at Doro Nawas.



A fortress on a rocky outcrop, the 16 wood, canvas, and thatch suites at Doro Nawas open to the desert with glorious views in every direction. An inviting pool and private outdoor shower provide respite from the hot, Namibian sun. The airy verandas offer a shady resting place by day and by night, a space from which to gaze at, and fall asleep under, a blanket of a million stars.
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To reduce our foodprint, strengthen our ties with the community, and create a healthier environment for all of us, we use locally grown ingredients in traditional recipes. During your stay at Doro Nawas try indigenous produce like venison, dates, local spinach, and beans cooked on an open fire in the boma, or served fresh from the BBQ on the rooftop, with the stars close enough to touch.
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Wilderness Doro Nawas

By vehicle or on foot, marvel at how desert-adapted creatures survive in the arid land around Doro Nawas. Venture further afield to discover more of Damaraland at Twyfelfontein, the Petrified Forest, Burnt Mountain, and Organ Pipes. Gaze up at Namibia’s legendary starry skies, and be lulled to sleep by the evocative sounds of Africa by night.



Doro Nawas experiences

Be awe-stuck on guided nature drives and walks, and marvel at elephant, springbok, oryx, and zebra. Spot a near-endemic bird, perhaps a Ruppell’s korhaan or Benguela long-billed lark. Drive across the plains to marvel at the astounding San rock art. Learn more about Damara culture in camp and at the Damara Living Museum.


Explore camps in Damaraland

Rugged Damaraland feels like a frontier. Tabletop outcrops, small canyons, dry riverbeds, and golden savannahs reveal the animals that live within them: desert-adapted elephants, giraffes, zebras, oryx, springbok, bat-eared foxes, and more. Discover a desert landscape surprisingly rich with life.

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Many who come to Namibia’s Doro Nawas think twice about sharing their adventures, content to keep this special piece of Africa to themselves. We think Doro Nawas’ majestic beauty and abundant wildlife experiences are simply too good not to share. Here are a few stories.
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Let’s plan your next journey


When we say we’re there every step of the way, we mean it, literally. From planning the perfect circuit, to private inter-camp transfers on Wilderness Air, and easing you through Customs. We’re with you on the ground, at your side, 24-7, from start to finish. Ready to take the road less travelled? Contact our Travel Designers to plan an unforgettable journey.