Sleep under a million stars
The Kunene region, formerly known as the Kaokoveld, is situated in north-west Namibia and has one of the harshest environments on the planet with vistas across stark plains, ancient valleys, rugged peaks and desolate coastline. The vegetation that fringes the rivers’ courses provides sustenance to a diverse array of superbly adapted desert wildlife like black rhino, elephant, springbok, gemsbok, giraffe and Hartmanns’ mountain zebra. The most reliable source of water here is the fog created when the icy Atlantic waters meet the warm air off the coast.
Doro Nawas Camp is located within the Doro Nawas conservancy. The camp rests on the slopes of a small hill overlooking ancient boulder-strewn plains with glorious views of the rugged Damaraland area. Guests are housed in 16 natural walled units, the design and décor blending in with the surrounding scenery. Each unit consists of a bedroom, en-suite outdoor dining areas, a residential pool area and a small curio shop. Ask staff to wheel your bed out onto the deck for exciting night-sky viewing.
The camp provides an excellent base for exploring the local area in game drive vehicles and on foot, combining a luxury safari experience with economic empowerment for the local community. 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.
Why we like it
- Desert elephant
- Star bed
- San rock art
- Community camp