Camp Doros is deliberately small and intimate, and it is located in a core area for desert adapted black rhino with activities largely focused on finding the black rhino with an experienced and qualified Rhino Ranger team. Camp Doros is perched on a high bank overlooking a (generally) dry riverbed and groves of Mopane trees in the heart of Damaraland. Protected from the prevailing winds, the camp carries arguably the lowest environmental footprint of any camp in Namibia. Six shaded guest tents (one of which is a family unit) are raised on platforms and have twin and limited double beds, cupboards, solar power for lighting and charging points, as well as hot running showers and en suite flush toilets. The camp also has a spacious common area including bar serving area, dining room, lounge with fireplaces and a campfire deck, as well as a welcome plunge pool and sun deck. There is a focus on personalized service delivery, and this includes hearty and scrumptious meals which are prepared in a largely solar and wood-fired kitchen. The essence of the camp is immersive exploration of this incredible area.
At a Glance
Fully inclusive of all meals, local drinks and
Open to everyone and available to be booked on a
per tent basis.
Local airstrip at Onduli Airstrip – 75-minute
guided nature drive into camp (pick-up daily at 15h00).
Access for self-drivers from Onduli Airstrip
pick-up point (directions supplied upon booking confirmation) – 75-minute guided
nature drive into camp (pick-up daily at 15h00).
See rates sheet for other pick-up options for
Waiting lounge with ablutions located at Onduli
Airstrip pick-up point.
of 5 rooms or more qualify for exclusive use -
subject to availability and any existing bookings
6 shaded en-suite Meru tents (one of which is a
Children 6 years and older welcome (6 – 12 years
pay 50% of adult rate).
Private vehicle required for children 12 years
Kiddies’ menu and family-friendly activities
Families with children younger than 6 welcome if
exclusive use if booked.
Open-air bathroom with flush toilet & hot
Day bed on deck.
In-tent 220V charging stations.
Shared plunge pool and sun deck.
Spacious communal lounge, dining room, campfire
circle and deck
Minimum 2-night stays (3 nights recommended).
Activities include searching for the desert adapted black rhino, nature drives and
On extended stays, search for the desert adapted elephant and visit to rock engraving site.
Camp Doros is located in Doros Joint Management Area, which is a 19,000 hectare concession consisting of largely sparse semi-arid mountainous savanna, with wooded ephemeral river valleys separating hills and plains and it boasts some of the most magnificent views in Damaraland. As it has a number of natural springs providing water throughout the year for desert-adapted wildlife, the area is home to desert-adapted elephant, black rhino and general plains game, including kudu, giraffe, springbok, oryx, mountain zebra, klipspringer and steenbok, as well as predators such as cheetah, leopard, spotted and brown hyena.
Save the Rhino Trust (SRT)
Camp Doros works in conjunction with SRT to support two Rhino Ranger teams ensuring crucial rhino monitoring.
Camp Doros pays a wildlife ‘sightings fee’ to the conservancy, raising an addition US$ annually for conservation of the area (www.wildlifecredits.com).
Ultimate Safaris is privileged to be able to operate in pristine wilderness areas. We believe that the future of the environment and the natural inhabitants of these regions lies in the hands of the communities living there, and that this means they must be involved in the custodianship of their surroundings. The Conservation Travel Foundation is Ultimate Safaris’ registered non-profit organisation and it fully supports these ideals.