Dolomite Camp

Entrance to Dolomite camp in EtoshaEntrance to Dolomite camp in Etosha

Dolomite Camp is the latest addition to Etosha and opened in June 2011.  It is situated in the previously restricted far-western part of the park.

Guests who book at the Camp have automatic entrance to the previously restricted Western Etosha from both the Okaukuejo side as well as the western Galton Gate.

The easiest access to Dolomite is via the Galton Gate. The Galton Gate is the new entry gate north of Kamanjabor or you can use the Anderson Gate near Okaukuejo.  We recommend entering through the northwestern border when you are planning to stay at Dolomite or Olifantsrus.

Dolomite camp road sign in EtoshaDolomite camp road sign in Etosha

This special unfenced camp, is the first ever on this side of Etosha National Park, it has been developed in the most eco-friendly manner out of natural materials that blend in to the landscape.......

Dolomite camp view from the roadDolomite camp view from the road

It is built on a dolomite outcrop providing marvelous views across the plains to the north and hills to the south including sunrise and sunset views over the surrounding savannah......

Dolomite camp in EtoshaDolomite camp view from the waterhole
Image of Rainbows taken from Dolomite camp in EtoshaImage of Rainbows taken from Dolomite camp

Golf carts transport guest from the parking area to the main camp and to their chalets if they find walking is too difficult.....

Dolomite camp golf cartDolomite camp golf cart

The camp has a reception area, a small curio shop, a lounge with a lovely view over the western plans.....

Dolomite camp loungeDolomite camp lounge
The lounge at Dolomite camp with its stunning viewThe lounge with its stunning view

a sunset deck with ablutions close by an infinity swimming pool with stunning views overlooking the plains....

Walkway to the swimming pool in Dolomite campWalkway to the swimming pool in Dolomite camp
Dolomite pool during the dayDolomite pool during the day

The pool deck is a great spot to get lovely sunset photographers over the western plans....

Dolomite camp pool deck at sunsetsunset from the pool deck

Food and drink

Guests can enjoy a meal at either of the two dining tent restaurants......... 

The dining area at Dolomite campInside view of the dining area

all our meals were tasty and well prepared.....

Dolomite prawn starterPrawn starter
Gemsbok steak and veggies at the restaurant at Dolomite campGemsbok steak and veggies at the restaurant

for a change of venue, have a light lunch on the pool deck......

lunch on the pool deck at Dolomite camplunch on the pool deck at Dolomite camp

or enjoy a meal in the comfort of your chalet.....

lunch round pool at our chalet in Dolomite campPoolside lunch at our chalet

relax at the bush bar with its stunning view.....

Dolomite camp bar

or enjoy cocktails on the pool deck......

Cocktails on the pool deck at Dolomite camp in EtoshaCocktails on the pool deck

Two fireside boma areas present the perfect opportunity to savor Etosha National Park’s nightlife while reliving the day’s adventures.....

Dolomite camp boma at dusk in EtoshaDolomite camp boma at dusk
Lighting along the pathway at Dolomite campLighting along the pathway at Dolomite camp
Dolomite camp boma at nightDolomite camp boma at night


The camp features 20 chalets built on elevated wooden decks....

Dolomite camp chaletDolomite camp chalet

They’re on the outer edges of a dolomite ridge, a pathway links them to the main building.....

Pathway to Dolomite camp chaletPathway to our chalet

All the chalets have thatched roofs with canvas walls.....

Chalets at Dolomite campChalets at Dolomite camp

each has a double bed, en suite bathroom and coffee/tea station......

Inside Dolomite camp chaletInside Dolomite camp chalet

large retractable doors  lead out to a small veranda with spectacular panoramic views.........

View from Dolomite camp in Etoshaview from our chalet on the eastern side of the hill
Dolomite chalet view of the hillsview of the plains and hills from our chalet
Dolomite camp chalet viewView from Dolomite camp chalet

the three deluxe chalets have plunge pools......

lunch outside our deluxe chalet at Dolomite camplunch outside our deluxe chalet
Inside the deluxe chalet in Dolomite campInside the deluxe chalet in Dolomite camp
outside our deluxe chalet in Dolomite campoutside our deluxe chalet
Relaxing at my chalet at Dolomite campRelaxing at my chalet
Dolomite chalet at nightSunset form our deluxe chalet

Only two chalets; numbers 13 (deluxe chalet) and 14 (bush chalet) have a view of the camps waterhole......

Waterhole view from chalet 14 at Dolomite campWaterhole view from chalet 14

with chalet 13 (deluxe chalet) having the best and closest view to the waterhole......

Dolomite waterhole at nightDolomite waterhole at night from chalet 13

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Dolomietpunt, the waterhole at the camp  has a lovely procession of animals coming to drink throughout the day and even during the night there is something to see......

View of Dolomite camp from Dolomietpunt waterholeView of Dolomite camp and Hartmanns Zebra from Dolomietpunt waterhole
animals at Dolomietpunt waterholeanimals at Dolomietpunt waterhole
zebras at Dolomietpunt waterhole at Dolomite campHatmann's mountaun zebras and burchell's zebras at Dolomietpunt waterhole

what to see at Dolomietpunt waterhole during the night......

lions drinking at Dolomite camplions drinking at Dolomite camp
Dolomite late night rhino visitlate night rhino visit
Dolomite camp lions at the waterhole during the nightlions at the waterhole during the night
Cheetah at Dolomite camp waterholeCheetah drinking at Dolomite camp waterhole
lions pride drinking at Dolomietpunt waterhole at nightlions pride drinking at Dolomietpunt waterhole at night
Black Rhino drinking at the waterhole near DolomiteBlack Rhino drinking at night
Dolomite male lion relaxing near the waterholeMale lion relaxing near the waterhole
Dolomite cheetah having a drink at the waterholecheetah having a drink at the waterhole

We stayed at Dolomite camp for five days and we saw a pride of lions, many elephants, 5 black rhinos, 2 cheetah, herds of the rare Hartmann's mountain zebra, gemsbok, eland, kudu, black-faced impala, giraffe and an African wild cat!

We heard the resident leopard a few times at night but never saw him - the closest we got to seeing him was his kill in a tree at a nearby waterhole

Plains game image taken from Dolomite campPlains game image taken from Dolomite camp
Elephant walking past Dolomite campElephant walking past Dolomite camp
Giraffe playing on the plains near Dolomite campGiraffe playing on the plains near Dolomite camp
black rhino and jackal view from our chaletblack rhino and jackal view from our chalet
zebras fighting image taken from Dolomite camp in Etoshazebras fighting image taken from Dolomite camp

The camp offers daily guided game drives to more than 10 waterholes surrounding the lodge or you can self drive.......

Hartmann's mountain zebra at a waterhole near Dolomite campHartmann's mountain zebra at a waterhole near Dolomite camp
Hartmann's mountain zebra drinking near Dolomite campHartmann's mountain zebra drinking near Dolomite camp
Flowers near Dolomite campFlowers near Dolomite camp
Hartmann's mountain zebra near Dolomite campHartmann's mountain zebra near Dolomite camp
Starling found near Dolomite camp in EtoshaStarling found near Dolomite camp
lizard on the rocks at Dolomite camplizard on the rocks at Dolomite camp
Dolomite Hartmann's mountain zebraDolomite Hartmann's mountain zebra
lizard at Dolomite camplizard at Dolomite camp
Hartmann's Mountain zebra in the Dolomite area in EtoshaHartmann's Mountain zebra in the Dolomite area

To find out more about the western part of Etosha please read our Western Etosha / Dolomite Camp trip report and you can read question number five of our interview with Daryl Balfour.

Daryl spent a year living and photographing in Etosha, including the previously restricted western part where Dolomite is situated.

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