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The Three Deserts of Southern Namibia

Kalahari Desert, Fish River Canyon & Sossusvlei

Best time to travel
May – Sep
Ideal length
14 nights
Perfect for
From (incl flights)
€4,489 pp

At a glance

  • International return flights from Dublin to Windhoek, Namibia.
  • 14 nights’ luxury accommodation in Windhoek, the Kalahari Desert, Fish River Canyon, Luderitz and Swakopmund.
  • Pre-arranged car rental, private airport transfers and guiding requirements.
  • A full programme of unique experiences including game drives with expert guides and experiences in Namibia’s desert landscapes.
  • Memorable excursions including a Living Dunes Experience in the desert and more.
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Namibia is distinguished by its ever-changing landscapes of desert dunes, national parks and coastal towns. On this suggested itinerary, we will take you on a self drive adventure through the stunning arid landscapes of the southern region. From the red dunes of the famed Kalahari to the dramatic cliffs of the Fish River Canyon, experience the less explored parts of Namibia.

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Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin and arrive in Windhoek.

Upon arrival, your private driver will transfer you to your accommodation. You will stay in Windhoek for one night to relax and your car rental will be conveniently delivered to you along with a briefing from a representative.

Drive to the red dunes of the world-famous Kalahari Desert.

A wonderful area to explore on a self-drive adventure, drive along desert roads, where you are likely to meet ostrich, pale chanting goshawks and colourful weavers. You’ll spend two nights here.

Visit the Kalahari sand dunes during your luxury Namibian holiday
Embark on exhilarating game drives with expert guides.

Enjoy bushman walks, cheetah tracking and stargazing in the evenings. With knowledgeable guides by your side, witness the incredible dunes and wildlife like meerkat, kudu, giraffe and springboks.

Cheetahs on safari during luxury Namibian holiday
Next, drive to Fish River Canyon.

One of the best places to admire the power of nature, spend two nights in a luxury property that sits dramatically over the canyon’s cliff. Fish River Canyon is one of the best places in Namibia to stand in awe of the raw power of nature.

Visit Fish River Canyon during your luxury Namibian holiday
It’s time to relax as you drive to Namibia’s coastal town of Luderitz.

Spend two nights in luxury accommodation, relaxing on the private beach before you continue your desert adventure.

Spend two nights in Luderitz during your luxury Namibian holiday
Follow the ever-changing landscape until you reach the NamibRand Nature Reserve.

Spend two nights in a luxury lodge, enjoying activities like walking safaris, scenic drives and picnics in the wild. For an unforgettable experience, we can arrange hot air ballooning over the desert plains.

Enjoy a hot air balloon ride during your luxury Namibian holiday
Journey to the salt and clay pans of Sossusvlei.

Spend two nights in the Moon Mountain Lodge and embark on a Living Dunes Experience. With your guide, capture outstanding landscape photographs and find interesting creatures like chameleons, geckoes and hairy-footed gerbils.

Visit Sossusvlei during your luxury Namibian holiday
Next, journey to the coastal city of Swakopmund and leave the desert behind.

Relax on the coast for in a beautiful property for three nights. Enjoy activities like a Pelican Point kayaking tour, an excellent way to meet the friendly seals and dolphins of Swakopmund.

Spend the last three nights of your luxury holiday to Namibia in Swakopmund
Privately transfer and depart from Walvis Bay Airport to Windhoek Aiport for your flight home.

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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Where to rest your head

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Moon Mountain Lodge

Moon Mountain Lodge is a luxury tented lodge situated at the foot of the Namibia Naukluft Mountains. In the style of an open plan treehouse, guests are rewarded with panoramic views over Sossusvlei.

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The Elegant Guesthouse

The Elegant Guesthouse is a charming property situated in Windhoek’s residential area of Klein Windhoek. Guests can relax in the garden terrace, lounging on the sun loungers and at the outdoor pool.

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Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch is a luxury lodge set among the red dunes of the Kalahari Desert. Originally a sheep and cattle ranch, the property features classic exteriors and modern, luxurious interiors.

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Fish River Lodge

Fish River Lodge is the only lodge that sits on the Fish River Canyon. With its unbeatable location, guests can enjoy activities and exceptional views over the second largest canyon in the world.

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Luderitz Nest Hotel

Luderitz Nest Hotel is situated on the rocky shores of Namibia’s coastline. With its own private beach and jetty, guests can enjoy beachside relaxation and uninterrupted views or explore the nearby town of Luderitz.

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Wolwedans Dunes Lodge

Wolwedans Dunes Lodge sits atop a dune plateau, overlooking the vast and ever-changing landscape of the surrounding desert. Each area of the lodge has been constructed for optimum viewing opportunities.

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Strand Hotel Swakopmund

Strand Hotel Swakopmund is situated on the beach promenade and offers wonderful views of the ocean. There are many exceptional dining options to choose from within the hotel.

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