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Erindi, Damaraland, Swakopmund & Sossusvlei, Namibia

Best time to travel
Year round
Ideal Length
13 nights
Perfect for
Adventure & Culture, Families
Price from (incl. flights)

At a glance

  • Return flights from Dublin to Windhoek Hosea Kutako Airport.
  • Pre-arranged rental vehicle at Windhoek Hosea Kutako Airport.
  • 13 nights’ accommodation including in Old Traders Lodge, Twyfelfontein Country Lodge, Strand Hotel and Le Mirage Lodge.
  • Guided activities including game drives in Erindi Private Game Reserve and a guided desert elephant drive in Twyfelfontein.
  • We can arrange extra special activities like night safaris, hot air ballooning and quad biking.
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On this 13-night trip to Namibia, you will experience the ultimate self-drive adventure. A country like no other, Namibia allows you to explore savannah plains, sand dunes and impressive coastlines in one holiday. A land of ever-changing landscapes and natural beauty, it is both a photographer’s wonderland and wildlife’s playground. Witness an exceptional diversity of wildlife in the Erindi Private Game Reserve, see impressive concentrations of rock art in Damaraland, relax in the seaside town of Swakopmund and explore the red sand dunes of Sossusvlei.

Trip Overview

Depart year round.
Depart from Dublin Airport and fly to Windhoek Hosea Kutako Airport, with a connecting flight in Frankfurt Airport.
Upon arrival, pick up your pre-arranged rental car and drive to Erindi Private Game Reserve to begin your safari experience.
Check in to Old Traders Lodge for your three-night stay.
Old Trader's Lodge in Erindi Private Game Reserve Namibia
Stretching over 65,000 hectares, Erindi Private Game Reserve features a spectacular landscape of grassland, savannah and mountains.
Conservation is at the core of their ethos and it is home to a diverse range of animals including the endangered African wild dog, honey badger and cheetah. We suggest a night safari to get a glimpse of the mysterious nocturnal animals.
Cheetah Family Erindi Game Drive Namibia
During your stay, embark on exciting guided game drives, guided bush walks and village trips.
Perfect for families, there are two types of dedicated under six’s game drives.
Under 6's Safari Erindi Private Game Reserve Namibia
After exploring Erindi, drive to Twyfelfontein in Damaraland.
The area is home to one of the largest and most impressive concentrations of rock art in Africa. The perennial spring once attracted hunters of The Stone Age who congregated and created these creative works of art.
Rock Art Damaraland Namibia
Check in to Twyfelfontein Country Lodge for your three-night stay.
As well as paying a visit to the ancient artworks, embark on an exciting desert elephant drive with your expert guide. Enjoy the thrill of looking out for the majestic desert elephant that can only be found in two places in the world.
Check in to Twyfelfontein COuntry Lodge Damaraland
Next stop is in Swakopmund. Drive along the scenic coastline until you reach the seaside town.
Check into Strand Hotel for your three-night stay. The capital of the Skeleton Coast, it has an eclectic mix of both Namibian and German architecture and style.
Swakopmund Namibia Strand Hotel
Allow us to arrange exciting excursions like quad biking, horse riding and skydiving.
During your stay at Strand Hotel, one of our local partners will meet you and organise tours and excursions that best suit you. We can also reserve your table at some of our favourite eateries.
Adventure Swakopmund Namibia
Drive to Sossusvlei, renowned for the famous red sand dunes of the desert.
Marvel in the endless stretches of desert sands, clear blue skies and the variety of desert wildlife that call the red dunes their home.
Red Dunes of Sossusvlei Namibia
Check in to Le Mirage Desert Lodge & Spa for your three-night stay.
A relaxing desert oasis, unwind by the garden pool surrounded by castle walls and sand dunes. During your stay, enjoy a guided Sossusvlei excursion where you will see some of the world’s highest dunes and the Sesriem Canyon. After a day of exploration, unwind on the terrace and watch the sun set over the ancient desert.
Le Mirage Resort and Spa Sossusvlei Namibia
A photographer’s paradise, explore Deadvlei,
a claypan that was once filled with water and acacia trees. Centuries passed and the river disappeared, but the air was too dry to allow trees to decompose, creating a stark landscape of tree skeletons in the desert.
Deadvlei Sossusvlei Namibia
Before your adventure in Namibia comes to an end, we can arrange unforgettable experiences
including climbing Sossusvlei’s tallest dunes known as Big Daddy, scenic hot air balloon flights over the magnificent desert and an extravagant champagne breakfast on the beautiful sand dunes.
Adventure Hot Air Balloon Sossusvlei Namibia
Drive to Windhoek for an overnight stay in the Safari Court Hotel.
Depart from Windhoek Eros Airport where you will return home to Dublin Airport. There will be connecting flights in Johannesburg and Frankfurt. Arrive in Dublin.

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Twyfelfontein Country Lodge, Namibia

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge is situated conveniently close to the famous rock engraving site. The lodge is run in partnership with the community with some of the profits going to help support local community projects. Activities include guided tours of the rock art, the Organ Pipes and Burnt Mountain and nature drives to search for desert-adapted wildlife.


Strand Hotel Swakopmund

Strand Hotel Swakopmund is situated on the beach promenade and offers wonderful views of the ocean. There are many restaurants to choose from within the hotel, one of which serves exceptional seafood and has a terrace that spills out onto the seafront. Brewer and Butcher is a German-style restaurant that organises exclusive tastings of beers that have been brewed in-house. Welwitschia Lounge is just outside the lobby and serves cocktails and some of the most delectable pastries you can find.


Old Traders Lodge

Situated within the Erindi Private Game Reserve, Old Traders Lodge is the perfect base from which to embark on exhilarating safari experiences. From the lodge, enjoy every type of safari imaginable, from children’s safaris to drone safaris. The reserve works to protect Namibia’s endangered species and it is one of the best places in which to spot the endangered African wild dog. Game frequently travel to the watering holes within the lodge and the viewing deck is a wonderful place to watch them.


Le Mirage Desert Lodge & Spa

Le Mirage Desert Lodge and Spa is a unique desert oasis in Sossusvlei. The architecture is reminiscent of Arabic designs and accommodation surrounds the main focus point, the pool. Within the medieval style walls, the pool is housed in a beautiful garden courtyard of tropical plants and sun loungers. After a day of exploring the desert, relax by the pool or unwind on the terrace and watch the sunset.

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