An unforgettable experience in the land of the black rhino

In a land where wild rhinos roam free, Doro Nawas sits sentinel on a hillock overlooking the wide-open plains of Damaraland. These ancient landscapes, home to millennia-old rock engravings and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, welcome visitors to experience its harsh beauty and unforgettable mystery. The interiors at Doro Nawas are a cool respite from the desert heat, including the pool area, which displays magnificent views in all directions. Guests have the opportunity to see desert-adapted elephants on a game drive, night drive, or even by foot, or to join the anti-poaching unit as they trek endangered black rhinos through the otherworldly landscape is another must-do.

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Best time to go to Damaraland

You’ll be relieved to hear that the dramatic and glorious Damaraland is a year-long destination! However, the best time to visit is in May through to September, due to animals frequenting waterholes, so you’ll be spoiled with especially rare sightings. If you want Damaraland all to yourself, avoid visiting in July to September when some places can get rather busy. From October to January things can get heated during the day, so come prepared with clothes to stay cool and enough water to hydrate you during your daily experiences!



The 16 wood, canvas and thatch suites surround the main lodge, blending into the surroundings. Each suite has a bedroom, an en-suite bathroom, an outside shower, and a veranda that’s perfect for sleeping under the stars. Amenities include a mosquito net, safe, fan, tea and coffee-making facilities, and a desk.

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