Etosha National Park - Dolomite Camp
Western Etosha National Park – Northern Namibia Region
Dolomite Camp is situated in the previously restricted part of the Park, western Etosha, It is the first camp to be built on this side of Etosha National Park, opening up a section of the park previously not accessible to mainstream tourists.
This area boasts some of the highest numbers of wildlife throughout the Park. The vegetation is mainly Karstveldt and Mopane shrubland with the geology dominated by dolomite formations – fittingly giving the new Camp its name. Nestled in the dolomite outcrops of this vast area of western Etosha National Park, Dolomite Camp offers its clients an intimate experience of one of the most scenic areas of the Park, an area where previously endangered species like the Black Rhinoceros and Black-Faced Impala have been successfully bred.
With no fewer than 15 waterholes in the surrounding areas, Dolomite Camp presents an exhilarating wildlife viewing experience and with such abundance in animal diversity your only concern should be your photography skills.
With the area having been virtually “tourist-free” for half a century, it is common to see high numbers of Zebra, Giraffe and antelope species such as the previously endangered Black-faced Impala roaming the plains below the hill. Black and White Rhino can also be spotted in numbers at Klip –pan waterhole.
Mirroring the animals in terms of sheer attraction, the Dolomite hill where the Camp is set presents a Botanists dream, boasting hundreds of plant species which bloom at different times of the year; giving Dolomite Camp its seasonal cadence of colours, aroma and mood.
Dolomite Camp is much smaller that the three more established camps in Etosha (Okaukuejo, Halali & Namutoni) and the emphasis here is on a more exclusive experience with a focus on personal service and smaller numbers.
There are 20 elevated thatched en-suite chalets, nestled amongst dolomite rocky outcrops. Privacy and dramatic panoramic landscape views are guaranteed.
- Bush Chalets: 12 west-facing single or double chalets are equipped with 2 beds, lounge area and comfy chairs, mosquito net, tea/coffee station, in-room safe and a wardrobe. Savour spectacular sunset views. The east-facing chalets have similar facilities but with striking sunrise views.
- Deluxe Chalets: The 2 Deluxe Chalets, a single and a double bed in each, are east-facing affording beautiful views at sunrise. They are equipped with similar facilities to the Bush Chalets with a private plunge pool.
On arrival at Dolomite Camp guests are required to park their vehicles in the parking area at the foot of the hill. From here you, and your luggage, are then transported by golf cart up the hill to reception.
Dolomite Camp is an unfenced camp, guests are not allowed to walk around after dark, and a member of staff will escort you to and from your room (all rooms are equipped with a phone - which can be used to request an escort).
- Swimming Pool
Game Drives: Most people prefer to drive themselves around the park; but you can join one of the three daily Etosha game drives offered by NWR (Namibia Wildlife Resorts) in their vehicles.
- Dolomite Camp is open throughout the year.
- There is a Park speed limit of 60 km/h.
- Rest-camps must be reached before sunset and may only be left after sunrise.
Admission fees must be paid at the gate before proceeding through the park.
The following are prohibited:
Open vehicles, motor-cycles, air-guns, catapults, unsealed fire-arms, disturbing of animals, leaving the road, getting out of the vehicle outside the rest-camp.
No pets are allowed.