Self-Drive Route

(Own vehicle required)

SUMMER: Check the clocks at Camp Elephant
WINTER: Check the clocks at Camp Elephant

PLEASE NOTE: Some of our self-drive routes are closed due to heavy rains and subsequent flooding. Please be vigilant in the reserve at this time, and call our emergency numbers +264 (0)81 145 0000 or +264 (0)64 570 800 if you experience any car trouble.
Four exploratory self-drive routes covering a total of 100 kilometres have been created for guests wishing to conduct their own game drives.

Please note

  • You must get a valid self-drive permit from the Camp Elephant reception before you set off
  • Please read and obey the rules on the permit at all times
  • Ensure that you have your map at all times
  • No day visitors are allowed at Camp Elephant or on the self-drive routes
  • This activity is for overnight guests only

N$ 300 per vehicle, per day

PLEASE NOTE: Every year on the first Sunday in April, Namibian time changes from UTC +2 to UTC +1 and on the first Sunday in September, back to UTC +2. Times for activities will change accordingly, information will be available on check in at reception desk

 

 

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  • It is not unusual for elephants to cool off from the midday heat with a swish of dust. Namibia is known for its warm climate and vast open plains. At Erindi, nature is left to run its course, and this is precisely what @mishawilcockson from @earth captured while staying with us. 🐘 πŸ“·Photo: @mishawilcockson . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #big5 #nature #dustbath #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "It is not unusual for elephants to cool off from the midday heat with a swish of dust. Namibia is known for its warm climate and vast open plains. At Erindi, nature is left to run its course, and this is precisely what @mishawilcockson from @earth captured while staying with us. 🐘
πŸ“·Photo: @mishawilcockson
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #big5 #nature #dustbath #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
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  • There is something special about seeing lion cubs in the wild. Their innocence and playfulness is something you can only observe with a huge smile on your face. Photo by @colbybrownphotography

    erindinamibia: "There is something special about seeing lion cubs in the wild. Their innocence and playfulness is something you can only observe with a huge smile on your face. Photo by @colbybrownphotography"
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  • All ears! πŸ‘€ Kudu photographed by @erinoutdoors on the reserve this week.

    erindinamibia: "All ears! πŸ‘€ Kudu photographed by @erinoutdoors on the reserve this week."
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  • Bandit is one of the many male Lions that we have in Erindi. As a private game reserve, we can often get pretty close to these incredible animals, allowing for some amazing photo opportunities! Photo by @colbybrownphotography

    erindinamibia: "Bandit is one of the many male Lions that we have in Erindi. As a private game reserve, we can often get pretty close to these incredible animals, allowing for some amazing photo opportunities!

Photo by @colbybrownphotography"
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  • Keep your chin up and let the light in. Our San families live in the reserve and their children particularly enjoy climbing trees and looking for animal tracks. The San take a holistic approach towards nature and wildlife; something we can all learn from them. 🌿🐾 Photo: @mijlof . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #sanpeople #san #family #tribe #holistic #nature #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "Keep your chin up and let the light in. Our San families live in the reserve and their children particularly enjoy climbing trees and looking for animal tracks. The San take a holistic approach towards nature and wildlife; something we can all learn from them. 🌿🐾
Photo: @mijlof
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #sanpeople #san #family #tribe #holistic #nature #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
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  • A surprising sighting. This brown hyena hung around longer than usual. Seeing them is usually rare. They are the most interesting predators in the hierarchy. Conservationists believe that the hyena is at the top of the pecking order, above wild dogs. πŸ†πŸ™Œ Photo: @naudewashere . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #brownhyena #hyena #elusive #rare #predator #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "A surprising sighting. This brown hyena hung around longer than usual. Seeing them is usually rare. They are the most interesting predators in the hierarchy. Conservationists believe that the hyena is at the top of the pecking order, above wild dogs. πŸ†πŸ™Œ
Photo: @naudewashere
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #brownhyena #hyena #elusive #rare #predator #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
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  • Charge headlong because success is imminent. A sudden burst of energy is all it takes. Lions can charge within a distance of 22m, and this great effort is only rewarded when the target is brought down. πŸ™€ Photo: @francoisdplessis . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #bigcats #wildcats #predator #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "Charge headlong because success is imminent. A sudden burst of energy is all it takes. Lions can charge within a distance of 22m, and this great effort is only rewarded when the target is brought down. πŸ™€
Photo: @francoisdplessis
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #bigcats #wildcats #predator #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
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  • This big guy is the chief in Africa. Hippos are terrifying to encounter as they are lethal both on land and in water. But not just to humans, they are fierce to other animals who come into their territory too. Respect their power, and stay clear. πŸ™Š Photo: @fnventer . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #hippo #dangerous #respect #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "This big guy is the chief in Africa. Hippos are terrifying to encounter as they are lethal both on land and in water. But not just to humans, they are fierce to other animals who come into their territory too. Respect their power, and stay clear. πŸ™Š
Photo: @fnventer
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #hippo #dangerous #respect #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
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  • Blood, sweat and lion tears. Every meal is hard earned. Every success is a huge reward. This is is the brutal reality of surviving in the wild. Hunt or be hunted. 🦁 Photo: @naudewashere . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #big5 #bigcats #predator #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "Blood, sweat and lion tears. Every meal is hard earned. Every success is a huge reward. This is is the brutal reality of surviving in the wild. Hunt or be hunted. 🦁
Photo: @naudewashere
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #big5 #bigcats #predator #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
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  • So close you catch your breath. One of our guests told us that they had followed this cheetah around for 3 days, in the hope that they would see him hunt and eat something. It was on the third day after they’d returned from lunch to the last spot they had seen him, that it was evident that he had eaten too. Perhaps he was a shy eater, but he was certainly not shy crawling right up to the game viewer for a closer look. πŸ‘€πŸ˜Ό Photo: @mishawilcockson . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #cheetah #bigcats #wildcats #predator #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "So close you catch your breath. One of our guests told us that they had followed this cheetah around for 3 days, in the hope that they would see him hunt and eat something. It was on the third day after they’d returned from lunch to the last spot they had seen him, that it was evident that he had eaten too. Perhaps he was a shy eater, but he was certainly not shy crawling right up to the game viewer for a closer look. πŸ‘€πŸ˜Ό
Photo: @mishawilcockson
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #cheetah #bigcats #wildcats #predator #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
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  • Dust bathing is the best way to kill parasites clinging to the surface of an elephant’s skin. This is typical maintenance behaviour, and serves as a protective and necessary barrier. For us, dust bathing makes for really fun game viewing and photography. 🐘 Photo: @junglegus . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #dust #cloud #health #conservation #dustbath #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife

    erindinamibia: "Dust bathing is the best way to kill parasites clinging to the surface of an elephant’s skin. This is typical maintenance behaviour, and serves as a protective and necessary barrier. For us, dust bathing makes for really fun game viewing and photography. 🐘
Photo: @junglegus
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #dust #cloud #health #conservation #dustbath #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife"
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  • An elephant bull enjoys the waterhole after the heavy summer rains. This particular body of water had swollen considerably after several downpours. The animals lapped it up and dived straight in. It was an absolute joy to see. πŸ™ŒπŸ’¦πŸ˜ Photo: @jeremyconte . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #big5 #swim #waterhole #rain #joy #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife

    erindinamibia: "An elephant bull enjoys the waterhole after the heavy summer rains. This particular body of water had swollen considerably after several downpours. The animals lapped it up and dived straight in. It was an absolute joy to see. πŸ™ŒπŸ’¦πŸ˜
Photo: @jeremyconte
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #big5 #swim #waterhole #rain #joy #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife"
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  • Stop to take in the views from the Old Traders Lodge deck. Right in front of the restaurant is a very busy waterhole where frequent visitors include herds of elephant. The calves particularly enjoy this time of day as they have the freedom to frolic in the cooling water. It is this deep connection with the environment that keeps our guests returning for more. β˜€οΈπŸ’¦πŸ˜ Photo: @alyssa.luisa . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #herd #calves #big5 #views #waterhole #freedom #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife

    erindinamibia: "Stop to take in the views from the Old Traders Lodge deck. Right in front of the restaurant is a very busy waterhole where frequent visitors include herds of elephant. The calves particularly enjoy this time of day as they have the freedom to frolic in the cooling water. It is this deep connection with the environment that keeps our guests returning for more. β˜€οΈπŸ’¦πŸ˜
Photo: @alyssa.luisa
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #herd #calves #big5 #views #waterhole #freedom #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife"
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  • Pause. Focus. Assess. It is a hypnotic feeling when a lion stares into your soul. His eyes scan and rest on your body; to him you are an object of competition or fear. After all the sun has gone down and he is alert. Ready for his night prowl. The only thing concerning him is YOU. 😱🦁 πŸ“·Photo: @donalboyd . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #lionking #predator #big5 #night #prowl #bigcats #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife

    erindinamibia: "Pause. Focus. Assess. It is a hypnotic feeling when a lion stares into your soul. His eyes scan and rest on your body; to him you are an object of competition or fear. After all the sun has gone down and he is alert. Ready for his night prowl. The only thing concerning him is YOU. 😱🦁
πŸ“·Photo: @donalboyd
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #lionking #predator #big5 #night #prowl #bigcats #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife"
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  • The taste of a smoky breakfast cooked over a wood fire lingers in memory long after the last morsel has been eaten. Our self-catering accommodation at Camp Elephant is a fun experience for camping enthusiasts. With great facilities and access to a fully stocked Farm Stall, preparing meals in the outdoors is a moreish experience. 🍳 Photo: @nadiaakester . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #foodporn #foodie #camping #outdoors #breakfast #delish #ecotourism #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife

    erindinamibia: "The taste of a smoky breakfast cooked over a wood fire lingers in memory long after the last morsel has been eaten. Our self-catering accommodation at Camp Elephant is a fun experience for camping enthusiasts. With great facilities and access to a fully stocked Farm Stall, preparing meals in the outdoors is a moreish experience. 🍳
Photo: @nadiaakester
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #foodporn #foodie #camping #outdoors #breakfast #delish #ecotourism #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife"
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  • It is the maternal instinct of lionesses that helps their cubs to develop. All the lactating females in a pride suckle cubs showing no favoritism for their own offspring. They will feed the young until they are able to hunt on their own. The males have almost no paternal role, aside from protecting the cubs from danger. It is always a special moment to see the females and cubs together. πŸ±πŸ¦πŸ’› Photo: @aroseo . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lions #lioness #cubs #big5 #pride #family #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildli

    erindinamibia: "It is the maternal instinct of lionesses that helps their cubs to develop. All the lactating females in a pride suckle cubs showing no favoritism for their own offspring. They will feed the young until they are able to hunt on their own. The males have almost no paternal role, aside from protecting the cubs from danger. It is always a special moment to see the females and cubs together. πŸ±πŸ¦πŸ’›
Photo: @aroseo
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lions #lioness #cubs #big5 #pride #family #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildli"
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  • An elephant herd is a serious contender for β€œthe most powerful” title in the animal kingdom. Elephants form deep family bonds and live in tight matriarchal groups. The herd is led by the oldest and often largest female in the herd, called a matriarch, since she knows how to survive. πŸ‘‘πŸ˜ Photo: @kevin.vougan . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #herd #big5 #photographicsafari #family #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife

    erindinamibia: "An elephant herd is a serious contender for β€œthe most powerful” title in the animal kingdom. Elephants form deep family bonds and live in tight matriarchal groups. The herd is led by the oldest and often largest female in the herd, called a matriarch, since she knows how to survive. πŸ‘‘πŸ˜
Photo: @kevin.vougan
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #herd #big5 #photographicsafari #family #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife"
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  • Take a drive into the unknown, there is a world of wonder out there to see. But apart from what you see, you will hear the sounds of the wilderness intensify as the sun dips below the horizon and night draws closer. It is a sensory journey visiting Namibia. πŸ™ŒπŸŒ„πŸ‡³πŸ‡¦ . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #namibia #views #horizon #sunset #gamedrive #inspiring #photography #drone #dji #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #discover

    erindinamibia: "Take a drive into the unknown, there is a world of wonder out there to see. But apart from what you see, you will hear the sounds of the wilderness intensify as the sun dips below the horizon and night draws closer. It is a sensory journey visiting Namibia. πŸ™ŒπŸŒ„πŸ‡³πŸ‡¦
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #namibia #views #horizon #sunset #gamedrive #inspiring #photography #drone #dji #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #discover"
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  • Her eyes are watching your every move. Her muscles do not flinch. Her breathing is steady. Just her eyes dart back and forth as you ready yourself for the capture. Your heart is racing. Her beauty is undeniable. Her presence is legendary. And then you remember what the guide said, β€œbiggest lions in Africa”. That is when you realize how powerful she actually is. πŸ‘‘πŸ™ŒπŸ’• Photo: @donalboyd . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lioness #gamedrive #photography #photographicsafari #big5 #lions #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "Her eyes are watching your every move. Her muscles do not flinch. Her breathing is steady. Just her eyes dart back and forth as you ready yourself for the capture. Your heart is racing. Her beauty is undeniable. Her presence is legendary. And then you remember what the guide said, β€œbiggest lions in Africa”. That is when you realize how powerful she actually is. πŸ‘‘πŸ™ŒπŸ’•
Photo: @donalboyd
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lioness #gamedrive #photography #photographicsafari #big5 #lions #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • For our elephants, an ordinary day in the wild includes a lot of play fighting. They might make a lot of noise, they may even break down a bit of the vegetation, but it's all in the name of fun and games. And we can’t blame them. @erindinamibia is a 70,000-hectare paradise. 🌳🐘 Photo: @jeremyconte . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #big5 #playfight #elephants #paradise #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "For our elephants, an ordinary day in the wild includes a lot of play fighting. They might make a lot of noise, they may even break down a bit of the vegetation, but it's all in the name of fun and games. And we can’t blame them. @erindinamibia is a 70,000-hectare paradise. 🌳🐘
Photo: @jeremyconte
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #big5 #playfight #elephants #paradise #animalkingdom #africa #photography #nakedplanet #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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