Erindi Private Game Reserve is looking for Field Guides to work in the “BIG 5” area.
Guides must be Namibian
FGASA Level 1 Qualification or equivalent is the minimum requirement
Only hard workers need apply – we are a busy lodge
(Salaries are according to training & experience. Erindi in-house guide training & Guide Levels allow field guides to increase their salaries over time by completing given tasks & gaining specific experiences)
Rumours about a Lion kill at lake giraffe came true when Ranger Jerimia and myself found a big male Lion feasting on the adult Kudu carcass in the tree line. For me it was special as i have not seen this big guy since the start of the year.
Minizil is not the biggest male but he did show his power by dragging and flipping the kudu around a few times before finishing one of his many courses of Kudu meat. He then proceeded to go and sleep in the shade 100 metres away with a meat coma.
Photograph © Tim Smith
Yesterday afternoon we had a plan to find the Wild Dog pack and maybe some Elephants as the day before we had found 3 black rhinos and Shadow – the big male Lion roaring. Ranger Will was on the radio half an hour into drive to inform everyone the Pack was at the waterhole in front of the lodge. We raced back towards the lodge and halfway there we bumped in to them hunting.Read More»
Photograph © Tim Smith
First morning back i was lucky to join the AM Cheetah Walk with ranger G.P Britz. We headed out towards the last known location of the “Leopard Pen Boys” four male Cheetahs and with the change in the daylight saving time we used a spotlight for the first 15 minutes of drive. We found a relaxed Brown Hyena just outside the lodge and this seemed to be a good omen for the rest of the trip..Read More»
Erindi’s Facebook Fans will be quite familiar with Tim’s photos and stories appearing every week.
Timmy “Nighthawk” Smith is “Zimauswean” – this means that he was born in Zimbabwe and he grew up in Australia!
“As a guide at Erindi, I love trying to get guests to see every possible animal they want to see.
I love to show guests animal interactions, much more exciting than seeing a lion sleeping – try lions roaring, mating or hunting for example!!”
A mammoth effort from one of our coalition male Lions – Shadow, has managed to bring down a huge Eland bull.
He has been on the kill for the last few days with hundreds of kilograms of meat at his paws. We estimate shadow to be around 220-230kg’s but that is tiny compared to the possible 700 – 800 Kg Eland bull in picture. We cannot imagine he can eat anymore without his stomach bursting, but tonight he gave it five minutes.Read More»
Jesse Barley began at Erindi Private Game Reserve in January 2010. He is FGASA LEVEL 1 guide having qualified for his RANGER DIPLOMA with EcoTraining in South Africa.
Prior to his guiding career, Jesse studied at Juanita College in Pennsylvania USA and he worked in Construction.
Jesse enjoys cataloguing animal behaviour with his video camera and he has contributed a great deal to the Erindi Library. Jesse is a qualified TELEMETRY TRACKER working on completing ERINDI LEVEL 1.Read More»
Henco Bantjes grew up in Bloemfontein in the Orange Freestate of South Africa. He studied in an area of South Africa known as the “Lowveld” where he completed the EcoTraining course affiliated with FGASA. He has been working at Erindi since July 2009 as a guide and he is currently working towards completing his LEVEL 2.Read More»
On June 28th 2012, four male cheetahs that had previously been held at the Cheetah Conservation Fund near Otjiwarongo, Namibia, were loaded onto a truck that was headed south to Erindi Private Game Reserve for a re-wildling project. Omdillo, Anakin, Chester, and Obi Wan (aka the “Leopard pen boys”) had lived at CCF for a number of years after they had all been brought in during various times in 2008 from farmers due to supposed livestock depredation. Now was their time for their long-awaited return to freedom!Read More»
Crazy afternoon on Erindi!
It’s not often the guides can go from one special sighting into another, so yesterday was fun for everybody! We went to check up on Hershey, the female Cheetah, and her Water-buck kill which she was still feeding on. While watching her, we heard over the radio that the Wild Dog pack was at the waterhole in front of the restaurant…Read More»