Doro Nawas Camp - December 2012

Jan 15, 2013 |  Namibia |  Damaraland |  Doro Nawas Camp
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Weather and Landscape
Summer is finally upon us and it has brought with it the heat we have come to expect. We have had some wonderfully cloudy mornings, full of the promise of rain but the clouds soon dissipate, with the sun ready as always to up the heat. The sun is strong, with temperatures soaring into the late thirties (Celsius) on a daily basis. The afternoons have remained relatively the same with strong winds blowing into the early evening. We have received some light drizzle in the middle of the night but it's been so little that it did not even register a reading on our rain gauge. We are still hopeful though that the rains occurring in the rest of the country will grace Doro Nawas with its presence.

Wildlife
The elephant herds in the area are still prospering. The young ones have developed a keen interest in our guides and their vehicles, to the point where they approach the vehicle with trunks at full tilt sniffing at their admirers. The elephants have, as yet, not started their seasonal migration up into the Grootberg Mountains - hopefully they will stick around a bit longer.

We have had an unexpected guest at the Doro Nawas Camp. It was a male black-backed jackal that has decided to make the camp his home, roaming around the edges of the camp in search of food and water.

One of our guides transporting some guests from Bergsig through the Huab River spotted an amazing out of the ordinary sight. The group came across an African wild cat in hot pursuit of a much larger steenbok, but they disappeared into the bushes, so the final result of that pursuit is still a mystery to us. Talk about your David versus Goliath scenario!

One of the baboon troops, which we mentioned last month, has decided to move a bit closer to the camp. They can sometimes be spotted from the veranda moving across the plains.

Guest Comments
"Finding the desert elephants and getting close to them was incredible. Visiting the school and the village was fascinating. Michael and Wilhelm are both wonderful guides - They are stars!"

"It is an eye-opener as our guide Michael tracked and found the elephants."

"360 degree views, beautiful pool, absolutely wonderful staff, size of the room, outside places to relax and of course the ability to sleep outside! Oh and shower outside - these all made for an incredible holiday."

"We loved the sundowners and the view from on top of the roof. Expedition with Richardt on our way back from Twyfelfontein. It was relaxing and inspiring."

Staff in Camp
Managers: Agnes Bezuidenhout, Wayne Du Toit, Rosalia Martin and Agnes Aikanga.
Guides: Richardt Orr, Reinholdt and Michael Kauari.

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