Doro Nawas is a camp built on a rugged, rocky knoll in the middle of a plain adjacent to the Aba-Huab River in Namibia’s Damaraland region. Vistas from the camp and its 16 en suite thatched units stretch out south towards the sandstone cliffs and rock engravings of Twyfelfontein, west across the blonde grass plains, and north towards the Etendeka Mountains. The development of this camp is based on community ecotourism.
Activities in the vast uninterrupted space of Doro Nawas revolve around game and bird viewing and visits to the proposed world heritage site of Twyfelfontein – scene of some 2000 rock engravings by long vanished San people. Game such as springbok, oryx and ostrich are found on the plains, while species such as Hartmann’s mountain zebra frequent the higher mountain slopes. Desert-adapted black rhino are found in the most remote areas and elephant can be glimpsed along the tree-lined reaches of the Aba-Huab and Huab Rivers. This is also a good area for spotting endemic Namibian bird species such as Rüppel’s korhaan, Monteiro’s hornbill and Benguela long-billed lark.