After many years of wanting to visit Erindi Game Reserve, we eventually arrived there. The drive from Omaruru Game Lodge was longer than expected and VERY DUSTY! We entered through the Omaruru Gate and drove all the way up the the Old Traders Lodge (not knowing we are booked into Camp Elephant! This is where they have the Selfcatering Units (15) and Camping sites (29). Erindi comprises of 70 719 Hectare. It is USE.
After a dusty dry road, we enjoyed a drink at Old Traders Lodge (overlooking a waterhole) and immediately spotted a group of wild dogs hunting a warthog. Two crocodiles lying in the sun and elephants came to drink.
We arrived eventually at Camp Elephant and at our surprise, these is a shop next to reception! Here you can buy some food products, souvenirs etc. The Camp sites are lovely, not to mention the Selfcatering Units (ZAR1500 per unit for 2 persons!) (about 140 euros). They are fantastic! Very expensive but lovely. Overlooking a waterhole as well where we had hippos all day long. We had no energy to take the safari drive so we actually saw very little of animals in Erindi. If I knew our unit was based in Camp Elephant (very far from the main Lodge), I probably would'nt have stayed there. It was a very dry season in Namibia and we had to depart very early the next morning. But our lovely selfcatering unit made up for all of what we did'nt see!
(At least we saw lots of animals the evening before, in Omaruru Game Lodge without any driving).
The staff at Erindi are very friendly and helpful and accommodating (also when we arrived in Old Traders Lodge) - the guy explained a shortcut back to Camp Elephant for us.
If you have time and money, you will enjoy Erindi!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- After an exhilarating nature experience, enjoy the space and comfort of our luxury suites. Guests can spot various game species on their way to one of two watering holes within the Old Traders Camp. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Erindi Private Game Reserve / Old Traders Hotel Okahandja