Private charter flight from Shakawe to Doro Nawas Conservancy (Damaraland)
After breakfast we will be transferred back to Shakawe airport for our private charter flight to Doro Nawas Camp in Damaraland, Namibia. We will clear customs in Shakawe, Botswana and enter Namibia at Grootfontein. Total estimated flight time is 3 hours, this leg of our flying adventure will be marked by a dramatic change in the landscape below. As we fly further westwards into the Kalahari Desert, the lush green of the Okavango Delta fades behind us.
Resting on the slopes of a small hill in the dry Aba-Huab River valley, Doro Nawas Camp has panoramic views of the rugged Etendeka Mountains interspersed with valleys and sandstone cliffs. As a guest of Doro Nawas, you will be housed in one of 16 natural walled units, all well placed for you to take in the dramatic surrounds. Each unit, with en-suite facilities, has a veranda for stargazing and sleep-outs. As part of the main area there are indoor and outdoor dining areas as well as a pool and stargazing deck.
Day and night game drives, guided walks (on request) and cultural visits, including Twyfelfontein – Africa’s largest collection of petroglyphs – make up your activities.
A healthy population of the unique desert-adapted elephant is a special highlight as well as oryx, kudu, springbok, steenbok and occasionally rare desert-adapted black rhino. Carnivores include brown hyena, bat-eared fox and black-backed jackal.
Bird life is excellent with Namibian endemics such as Monteiro’s Hornbill and Rüpell’s Korhaan.