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Namibia for Families

Best time to travel
Apr-Nov
Ideal length
14 nights
Perfect for
Families

At a glance

  • International return flights from Dublin to Windhoek.
  • Private transfers, pre-arranged car rental, internal flights and guiding requirements.
  • 14 nights’ luxury accommodation in Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Damaraland, Etosha, Omaruru and Windhoek.
  • Enjoy privately guided tours as a Living Dunes Experience in Swakopmund and a Walvis Bay dolphin cruise.
  • Experience a once-in-a-lifetime scenic flight over the Namib desert.
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Introduction

This suggested itinerary takes you off the beaten track to Namibia. Perfect for families, discover the wealth of landscapes, cultures and wildlife that make Namibia so unique. This itinerary includes everything from Game Drives in Etosha National Park to flying over the famous salt plains of Sossusvlei.

Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Windhoek.
You will then take a short domestic flight to Walvis Bay. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a driver and privately transferred to your handpicked Swakopmund accommodation where you’ll spend four nights.
Your pre-arranged rental car will be delivered to your hotel.
Your car is ready for when your self-drive adventure begins. Prepare for an adventure of a lifetime.
Swakopmund, Namibia
Allow us to organise an exciting Living Dunes Experience.
Explore the sand dunes of the Namib desert with your own personal guide and learn about the fascinating wildlife species that have made the dune belt their home.
Sossusvlei Namibia
Enjoy a private Marine Dolphin Cruise.
Immerse yourself in the diverse marine life of Walvis Bay with a private boat cruise. Snack on fresh oysters and bubbly champagne whilst pelicans fly past and seals bob gracefully below.
Namibia dolphin
Before leaving Swakopmund, allow us to arrange a scenic desert flight experience.
Fly over Sossusvlei and take in the stunning vistas across the landscape. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will be remembered for years to come.
Plane over Sossusvlei dunes
Begin your self-drive adventure and journey to Cape Cross.
Spend one night at a luxury lodge close to Cape Cross seal reserve. Choose to visit the large seal colony or explore the Skeleton Coast for a unique change of scenery.
Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Your next destination is rocky Damaraland.
Spend two nights in a handpicked country lodge. Explore the volcanic rock formations that decorate the area and try to spot the elephant and giraffe that reside here.
Namibia elephants
Journey to the western side of the Etosha National Park.
Unwind at a luxury safari camp hidden in the Namib wilderness. Spend two nights relaxing on your private veranda with a book or out on morning and game drives with a professional guide.
Namibia lion
Continue the adventure by heading to eastern side of Etosha National Park.
Spend two nights at a beautiful bush camp that caters perfectly for families. During your stay, enjoy morning and evening game drives in a 4WD with experienced guides.
Namibia springbok in water
Next, it’s time to drive to the Omaruru Region, in central-eastern Namibia.
Spend two nights in a beautiful family-friendly lodge, enjoying game drives, nature walks and trying to spot the endangered wild dogs that inhabit the area.
Namibia meerkats
Drive back to Windhoek for your final night.
Take some time to refresh and relax in an elegant and cosy guesthouse. Unwind by the fire with a glass of wine and enjoy some family relaxation before heading home.
Namibia Damaraland
Depart from Windhoek for your flight home.
Your car rental can be dropped off at Windhoek airport. Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Accommodation

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Swakopmund Luxury Suites

Swakopmund Luxury Suites

Located in the heart of Swakopmund, these luxury suites are the perfect base for a busy itinerary. The property is just 1 kilometre from the beach and is within walking distance of museums, bars, restaurants and much more. The luxury suites feature modern décor and an impressive bathtub, perfect for relaxing in after a day of sightseeing.

Cape Cross

Cape Cross Lodge

Cape Cross lodge is a wonderfully situated property, right on the water and just 1 hour north of Swakopmund. The lodge is just 4km from the heart of the Cape Cross Seal Reserve – the largest mainland breeding colony of Cape Seals in the world. Ideally located for exploring the surrounding areas, guests can easily access Damaraland and the Skeleton Coast.

Twyfelfontein-Country-Lodge

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.

Etosha-Safari-Camp

Private: Gondwana Etosha Safari Camp

Embrace the magic of the Namib wilderness at Etosha Safari Camp. With views of the Mopane Woodland and your own private veranda, you will truly feel at home amongst nature. Relax at the lodge with a dip in the pool or wine and dine in one of the onsite restaurants. For something more exciting, embark on exciting game drives in Etosha National Park which is a short drive away.

Ongava-Camp-Namibia

Ongava Lodge

Ongava Lodge is situated in the privately-owned Ongava Game Reserve, located along the southern boundary of Etosha National Park. Sitting at the foothills of the Ondundozonanandana range, Ongava offers beautiful views over the well-frequented waterhole and vast plains beyond. Embark on exciting excursions like daily game drives, bird watching, nature walks, rhino approaching and photographic sessions in the lodge’s hide. In between game drives, relax in the main lodge or cool off in the outdoor pool.

Erindi Camp Elephant

Erindi Camp Elephant

Erindi Camp Elephant offers luxury self-catering chalets. Describing itself as charmingly rugged with a touch of comfort and style, the camp is the ideal base from which to spot a myriad of exciting wildlife. Take a perch at one of the camp’s viewpoints to keep watch over one of many watering holes where various game species including oryx, hippos, elephants and crocodiles can be seen.

The-Elegant-Guesthouse

The Elegant Guesthouse

The Elegant Guesthouse is a charming property situated in Windhoek’s residential area of Klein Windhoek. There are just six rooms within the property.  Guests can relax in the garden terrace, lounging on the sun loungers and at the outdoor pool. Nearby attractions include the National Gallery of Namibia, Owela Museum and Christ Church.

Mushara-Lodge

Mushara Lodge, Etosha National Park

Mushara is a family-run lodge located in Etosha National Park near the Von Lindequist Gate. While staying here, you can look forward to an excellent experience and high standards of service and comfort. In between exciting Etosha Park game drives, you could relax in the thatched public area which includes a small library with a selection of books, a bar with an extensive wine cellar, a dining area and an airy lounge complete with a cosy fireplace.

Old-Trader's-Lodge

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.

Olive-Grove-Guesthouse

Olive Grove Guesthouse

Olive Grove Guesthouse is a peaceful paradise, just a short distance from the city centre of Windhoek. Its interiors emanate simple, classic beauty, with elegant Moroccan embellishments and luxury touches. Olive Grove provides a spacious veranda in most of the front rooms and comfy chairs by the fireplace inside the lounge. For outdoor relaxation, guests can recline in one of the sun loungers that overlook the pool and garden.

What people are saying

“The OROKO experience was genuinely special. Hotels and experiences were very carefully chosen to match our expectations and tastes. Ten out of ten to all concerned.”

Aidan and Eileen – Puglia, May 2018

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