Camp Elephant is now closed indefinitely. Fret not, you can always stay at Old Trader's Lodge on the private Erindi Reserve instead.
Erindi is a resort-like private game reserve in a 70,000-hectare swathe of African bush in central Namibia with a diversity of habitats. Camp Elephant offers self-catering chalets and campsites inside this vast conservation area.
The chalets are arranged in a semi-circle around a busy waterhole which is floodlit for the full 24/7 game viewing experience when most creatures are at their most active.
Each unit comprises two twin bedrooms and an open-plan living area that extends to the shaded verandah; the lounge has a sleeper couch for young children and all the units have a fully equipped kitchen and an en suite bathroom to share.
Not a cheap option of accommodation considering you'll be cooking for yourself, washing your own dishes and making your own bed but the incredible wildlife and peaceful setting certainly make it worth while.
The campsite features grassy sites with shaded parking and private ablutions with solar-heated water, a bbq stand and a kitchen area with washing facilities.
Activities on offer at Erindi Game Reserve include game drives, night drives, walking safaris and visits to the San village and ancient rock art sites. Children under six are taken on their own safari and there are several wildlife rehabilitation and conservation programmes to learn about.
Erindi is ideally situated for self-drive family tours of Namibia. An easy three hours' drive from either Swakopmund or Windhoek the game reserve is in a malaria-free area and that all boils down to minimal driving time and maximum safety for you and your family without compromising on the African safari experience.
Camp Elephant is the self-catering chalets and camping accommodation option at Erindi - the other option being luxury accommodation at the Old Traders' Lodge.
Self-catering accommodation in 15 two-roomed chalets around a waterhole; kitchen; bathroom; open-plan living area and front balcony; air conditioning; satellite TV; camping sites with private ablutions and kitchen areas; car port; bbq; shop; 2 swimming pools and a kids playground
Note: activities at Erindi are extra. Game drives, night drives, bush walks, birding, conservation programmes, San village and ancient rock art.
Self-drive routes allow you to venture off of your own on the demarcated routes. This is charged per vehicle. Short drives, longer drives and 4x4 routes.
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