FAQ

Erindi in Herero means “Place of Water”. It has become a central reserve in Namibia for untamed wildlife viewing in the heart of the African bush. Below you will find the most frequently asked questions to give you practical advice for your trip to Erindi.

Getting There

Yes. Hosea Kutako international airport is 45 km from the capital city of Windhoek.
The distance from Hosea Kutako Airport to Old Traders Lodge is 229 km.
The distance from Hosea Kutako Airport to Camp Elephant is 214 km.

Air Namibia and South African Airways fly directly or via a connecting flight from Cape Town or Johannesburg to Hosea Kutako Airport.

By road from Okahandja
Take the B1 for 48 km, then turn left onto the gravel road D2414. Drive for 40 km to the Main Gate.
The distance from the Main Gate to Old Traders Lodge is 24 km.
The distance from the Main Gate to Camp Elephant is 9 km.

By road from Otjiwarongo
Take the B1 for 96 km, then turn right onto the gravel road D2187. Drive for 35 km to the Omatako Gate.
The distance from the Omatako Gate to Old Traders Lodge is 40 km.
The distance from the Omatako Gate to Camp Elephant is 25 km.

By road from Kalkfeld
Take the D2414 for 50 km to the Kalkfeld Gate.
The distance from the Kalkfeld Gate to Old Traders Lodge is 50 km.
The distance from the Kalkfeld Gate to Camp Elephant is 34 km.

By road from Omaruru
Take the D2328 for 60 km to the Omaruru Gate.
The distance from the Omaruru Gate to Old Traders Lodge is 24 km.
The distance from the Omaruru Gate to Camp Elephant is 9 km.

During rainy seasons please contact us to enquire about the road conditions before driving to Erindi.

Yes, but take the usual travellers’ precautions, including not to unnecessarily display any valuables, devices or jewellery, especially in your car.

Yes. Road assistance inside Erindi is free of charge, but road assistance outside Erindi will incur fees.

Yes. It’s located at Old Traders Lodge. It sells diesel and 95-octane unleaded petrol.

Yes, it has a gravel 1 700 m (5 577’) landing strip. Please arrange for its use prior to arrival.
The GPS Coordinates are S 21* 32’ 23” E 16* 23’ 14”.

Erindi Shuttle Service

Yes, subject to availability. We transfer guests between Erindi and Omaruru/Okahandja/Windhoek. Rates depend on the destination and number of guests.

Facilities and Accommodation

Pathways wind through the camp and across soft green lawns between 48 luxury suites tucked away under indigenous trees. Old Traders Lodge is the perfect base for your forays into the exhilarating bush, from spacious suites that offer charm, comfort and convenience.

This is our self-catering camp, situated on the north-central side of the reserve. It has 14 fully equipped chalets overlooking an active waterhole and 30 luxury campsites in close proximity to the waterhole.

Malaria

No. Erindi is a malaria-free game reserve area. We do, however, recommend that travellers take appropriate precautions when travelling through Namibia.

Weather

Summer is the rainy season and it can become quite hot (up to around 40°C). The hottest months are between December and February.

Winter can be chilly (below 1°C), especially at night and early in the mornings. The coldest months are between June and August.

Check-in/Check-out

Check-in is from 14:00 to 20:00, when our reception closes.
Check-out is at 10:00.

What to pack

During winter and autumn we recommend warm clothes for mornings and evenings, including a winter jacket/anorak, gloves and a hat, and cooler clothes for the day, since winter days can be quite warm.

During summer and spring we recommend cool clothes, including comfortable walking shoes and sandals, and swimming costumes; but bring some warm clothes as well, including a  coat and/or raincoat, as the evenings can be quite cool.

Sunscreen, mosquito repellent, your own medication, a travel first-aid kit, a hat/cap, binoculars, camera and chargers, Namibian or South African currency, and a headlamp/torch.

The self-catering chalets are equipped with a fridge, microwave, stove, pots, pans, kettle, toaster, crockery and cutlery. The beds are dressed with clean linen. Food can be bought from the farmstall.

For camping, you will need a tent, bed linen, warm blankets for the cold evenings, cutlery. Food can be bought from the farmstall.

Wi-Fi/Signals

Yes. Wireless internet is available at the restaurant, although no downloads are allowed. Please note that due to our location the wireless internet may be slow or not available at times.
Namibia’s cellphone service providers are MTC Namibia and Cell One. We recommend you to set your phone on roaming while traveling in Namibia.

Laundry Facilities

Yes. At Old Traders Lodge, laundry can be done for a fee. At Camp Elephant there’s a self-service token-operated laundromat. Tokens can be bought from the farmstall.

Room Service

No. If you need anything extra in your room (such as extra pillows or blankets), please speak to reception.

Children

Yes. Old Traders Lodge and Camp Elephant both have a kiddies’ playground and swimming pool. Adults must supervise their children at all times.
We don’t offer a babysitting service.
We do offer Kiddies’ Game Drives for children under the age of 6, who are not allowed on regular game drives.

Erindi Private Game Reserve values the safety of our guests and seeks to provide a memorable wildlife experience for every single one of our them. The response of a young child to an untamed wild animal can be unexpected, and the reaction of an untamed wild animal to an over-excited child can be dangerous. For the safety of our guests and employees, we cannot make any exception to this rule.

Water

Yes. Please don’t waste water.

Game Drives

Yes, subject to availability of vehicles and guides, and at an additional charge.
All guests enjoy two shared, guided game drives per day (afternoon and morning) in open 4×4 Land Rovers.

Our Old Traders Lodge Safari Land Rovers take 10 guests each. We try to ensure that all seats on all game drive vehicles are filled to ensure minimal impact on the spectacular natural environment.

Camp Elephant has a 10-seater Land Cruiser, and 18-seater and 27-seater trucks. Game drives at Camp Elephant are subject to availability and can only be booked once you check in. Guests are allocated to vehicles according to the number of game drives booked for that time, and policy on Erindi is that one game drive vehicle must be filled before the next vehicle is used.

Our game drive vehicles have a canvas canopy roof with open sides. We supply blankets in cold and wet weather.

A jersey and waterproof anorak, a camera, and any personal medication including antihistamines. Warm clothing (including hats, scarves and gloves) in winter; and cooler, lighter clothing in summer, as well as sunglasses and sunblock.

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  • It has been a while since we saw one of our leopards photographed up close. Earlier this year it was mating season, and our resident females were on the prowl for male mates. It was really difficult to see them in the clear. But the latest film crew to visit @erindinamibia had some serious luck and found this amazing leopard sighting at the start of their filming trip. We are home to the Global Leopard Project, lead by conservationist Natasha Britz, who continuously collects data and monitors these magnificent cats 💕🐆Photo: @burakdogansoysal . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #leopard #leopards #bigcats #big5 #predators #research #leopardlove #catsofinstagram #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "It has been a while since we saw one of our leopards photographed up close. Earlier this year it was mating season, and our resident females were on the prowl for male mates. It was really difficult to see them in the clear. But the latest film crew to visit @erindinamibia had some serious luck and found this amazing leopard sighting at the start of their filming trip. We are home to the Global Leopard Project, lead by conservationist Natasha Britz, who continuously collects data and monitors these magnificent cats 💕🐆Photo: @burakdogansoysal
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #leopard #leopards #bigcats #big5 #predators #research #leopardlove #catsofinstagram #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • Be still. Be so still that you can feel the breeze through your hair. You can smell the sweet scent of the bush. You can see the colours of the sun as it peaks over the horizon. Just be still. Often we take our earth and surroundings for granted. With human populations increasing globally, the space and the time to enjoy nature is decreasing. While we are here, we must absorb it all. Take the time to reflect this weekend 🦁🌿🌍 Photo: @shalamah.tautaiolefue . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #lionking #predator #weekend #reflection #bushlife #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "Be still. Be so still that you can feel the breeze through your hair. You can smell the sweet scent of the bush. You can see the colours of the sun as it peaks over the horizon. Just be still. Often we take our earth and surroundings for granted. With human populations increasing globally, the space and the time to enjoy nature is decreasing. While we are here, we must absorb it all. Take the time to reflect this weekend 🦁🌿🌍
Photo: @shalamah.tautaiolefue
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #lionking #predator #weekend #reflection #bushlife #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • Cold, misty mornings in the bush are never quiet. Look to the left or to the right, there is giraffe everywhere. Our giraffe population has experienced tremendous growth since the rainy season. The newborns have grown steadily and now know how to run on their long, wobbly legs. It’s an incredible sight! 💕 Photo: @donalboyd . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #giraffe #giraffes #mornings #bushlife #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "Cold, misty mornings in the bush are never quiet. Look to the left or to the right, there is giraffe everywhere. Our giraffe population has experienced tremendous growth since the rainy season. The newborns have grown steadily and now know how to run on their long, wobbly legs. It’s an incredible sight! 💕
Photo: @donalboyd
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #giraffe #giraffes #mornings #bushlife #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • The ground vibrates. Water ripples. Trumpets echo. Bodies shuffle towards the edge of the restaurant deck. The chaos is coming from two old bulls play fighting in the Old Traders waterhole. They can entertain themselves for hours, but what they don’t know is that their audience is just as entertained 🙊💦🐘Photo: @lewingtonphotography . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephants #elephantbulls #big5 #playfight #waterhole #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "The ground vibrates. Water ripples. Trumpets echo. Bodies shuffle towards the edge of the restaurant deck. The chaos is coming from two old bulls play fighting in the Old Traders waterhole. They can entertain themselves for hours, but what they don’t know is that their audience is just as entertained 🙊💦🐘Photo: @lewingtonphotography
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephants #elephantbulls #big5 #playfight #waterhole #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • A young male lion warns game drivers not to come too close. He has the important job of protecting his pride, and he won’t trust just anyone. That we can respect, and we won’t push our luck. 🙊 Photo: @photo_edwin . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #lionking #bigcats #big5 #predators #carnivores #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "A young male lion warns game drivers not to come too close. He has the important job of protecting his pride, and he won’t trust just anyone. That we can respect, and we won’t push our luck. 🙊
Photo: @photo_edwin
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #lionking #bigcats #big5 #predators #carnivores #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • Looking towards the weekend like a lion looking for his next meal. It’s the anticipation that mounts. It’s that sweet moment you can almost taste. Patience is necessary. It will all pay off but first some work must be put in. Reward comes after effort. He will eventually get his kill. He knows better than anyone that his chance of success is only around 10%. It’s a tough life for a lion 🦁 Photo: @jermeyconte . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #lionking #bigcats #big5 #predators #carnivores #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "Looking towards the weekend like a lion looking for his next meal. It’s the anticipation that mounts. It’s that sweet moment you can almost taste. Patience is necessary. It will all pay off but first some work must be put in. Reward comes after effort. He will eventually get his kill. He knows better than anyone that his chance of success is only around 10%. It’s a tough life for a lion 🦁 
Photo: @jermeyconte
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #lionking #bigcats #big5 #predators #carnivores #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • A drone captures the feeding frenzy of our wild dog pack on a carcass. The African wild dog is a specialised pack hunter of medium-sized buck. They are highly successful hunters with nearly 80% of all wild dog hunts ending in a kill. They might seem sweet, but these carnivores flung the lungs and the foetus from the pregnant Oryx before devouring the rest of her in under 20mins. They know what to discard and what to keep. Only the fittest survive, but when there is a strong pack of wild dogs around, death is imminent 😱 📷Photo: @naudewashere . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #wilddogs #savage #endangered #predators #carnivores #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "A drone captures the feeding frenzy of our wild dog pack on a carcass. The African wild dog is a specialised pack hunter of medium-sized buck. They are highly successful hunters with nearly 80% of all wild dog hunts ending in a kill. They might seem sweet, but these carnivores flung the lungs and the foetus from the pregnant Oryx before devouring the rest of her in under 20mins. They know what to discard and what to keep. Only the fittest survive, but when there is a strong pack of wild dogs around, death is imminent 😱
📷Photo: @naudewashere
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #wilddogs #savage #endangered #predators #carnivores #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • We are the home of the Global Leopard Project. This is Honey who enjoys sightseeing from the top of a tree. She not only checks out where her next meal is coming from, but she also observes any predators that might be lurking below. It’s a good thing that leopards are elusive, since they have had to adapt to changing habitats and human encroachment. But @erindinamibia they are safe to roam freely. We carefully monitor their health to ensure the population is growing and not decreasing 🌳🐆 📷Photo: @kaiphotographer . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #leopard #big5 #wildcats #bigcats #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "We are the home of the Global Leopard Project. This is Honey who enjoys sightseeing from the top of a tree. She not only checks out where her next meal is coming from, but she also observes any predators that might be lurking below. It’s a good thing that leopards are elusive, since they have had to adapt to changing habitats and human encroachment. But @erindinamibia they are safe to roam freely. We carefully monitor their health to ensure the population is growing and not decreasing 🌳🐆
📷Photo: @kaiphotographer
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #leopard #big5 #wildcats #bigcats #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • It’s hard to imagine a world without these giants. Our guests come to Africa to see them. Photographers nudge closer to capture them. And we try our best to protect them. Elephants display the greatest amount of emotion of any animal in the kingdom. They are visibly happy when digging for bulbs or when they are rolling around in the mud. They are sad and mourn when a member of the herd dies. Scientific research educates us about them everyday. We must appreciate them 💕🐘 Photo: @jeremyconte . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephants #big5 #giants #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "It’s hard to imagine a world without these giants. Our guests come to Africa to see them. Photographers nudge closer to capture them. And we try our best to protect them. Elephants display the greatest amount of emotion of any animal in the kingdom. They are visibly happy when digging for bulbs or when they are rolling around in the mud. They are sad and mourn when a member of the herd dies. Scientific research educates us about them everyday. We must appreciate them 💕🐘
Photo: @jeremyconte
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephants #big5 #giants #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • Is there anything sweeter than a cheetah cub that has eaten until his belly is full and now he is lethargic and needs to rest? 😻They learn to survive in the wild from their mothers. They will follow mom around and learn to hunt when they are about six months old. At two years old they are able to leave mom and hunt for themselves. It’s sometimes hard to remember that these cute faces belong to wild cats. Photo: @hencobantjes . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #cheetah #cub #babies #wildcats #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "Is there anything sweeter than a cheetah cub that has eaten until his belly is full and now he is lethargic and needs to rest? 😻They learn to survive in the wild from their mothers. They will follow mom around and learn to hunt when they are about six months old. At two years old they are able to leave mom and hunt for themselves. It’s sometimes hard to remember that these cute faces belong to wild cats.
Photo: @hencobantjes
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #cheetah #cub #babies #wildcats #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • We believe @erindinamibia is on sacred land. There are 7 different sites on the reserve where we have discovered ancient San engravings, some that date back 20,000 years. We offer a unique activity in the form of an Art Valley Climb, where guests can take a casual hike up the mountainside to see a site which contains over 20 etchings. The history of the land and the stories of the San people are awe-inspiring. A small San tribe still lives on the reserve today. Come learn about their fascinating way of life🌄 Photo: @mijlof . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #bushmen #san #ancient #tribe #engravings #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "We believe @erindinamibia is on sacred land. There are 7 different sites on the reserve where we have discovered ancient San engravings, some that date back 20,000 years. We offer a unique activity in the form of an Art Valley Climb, where guests can take a casual hike up the mountainside to see a site which contains over 20 etchings. The history of the land and the stories of the San people are awe-inspiring. A small San tribe still lives on the reserve today. Come learn about their fascinating way of life🌄
Photo: @mijlof
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #bushmen #san #ancient #tribe #engravings #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • We are seeing double with the number of giraffe calves we have on the reserve. After the rainy season, we experienced an abundance of new life 🌅It is always such a pleasure to see our wildlife populations growing. We take great care in protecting them so that the mothers can do their job at raising them. In peace 🙏 Photo: @jarradseng . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #giraffe #babies #twins #calves #rain #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "We are seeing double with the number of giraffe calves we have on the reserve. After the rainy season, we experienced an abundance of new life 🌅It is always such a pleasure to see our wildlife populations growing. We take great care in protecting them so that the mothers can do their job at raising them. In peace 🙏  Photo: @jarradseng
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #giraffe #babies #twins #calves #rain #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • Filmmakers appreciate sunrise and sunset more than most people. They wait for the drama. The feeling of suspense. The approaching beauty. Golden hour. But in between that, the lighting might be off. There may be a lack of clouds. It’s mostly a waiting game. And sometimes it’s a huge scramble to get the shot in a matter of minutes. When it’s gone, they sit around and just absorb their surroundings. At @erindinamibia we regularly welcome film crews so they can share the magic with the world 🌎🌄 Photo: @robtaylor.tv . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #film #filmmaking #sunset #skies #africanskies #views #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "Filmmakers appreciate sunrise and sunset more than most people. They wait for the drama. The feeling of suspense. The approaching beauty. Golden hour. But in between that, the lighting might be off. There may be a lack of clouds. It’s mostly a waiting game. And sometimes it’s a huge scramble to get the shot in a matter of minutes. When it’s gone, they sit around and just absorb their surroundings. At @erindinamibia we regularly welcome film crews so they can share the magic with the world 🌎🌄
Photo: @robtaylor.tv
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #film #filmmaking #sunset #skies #africanskies #views #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • A moment. An understanding. A deal. You don’t threaten me and I won’t threaten you. This is the unspoken agreement exchanged between the driver and the elephant. Our guides know how to keep the calm between man and animal. As a guest, this is your perfect photo op. Capturing that moment is one thing, but feeling that moment is something you’ll never forget 🙏🐘 Photo: @donalboyd . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #big5 #guide #gamedrive #elephants #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "A moment. An understanding. A deal. You don’t threaten me and I won’t threaten you. This is the unspoken agreement exchanged between the driver and the elephant. Our guides know how to keep the calm between man and animal. As a guest, this is your perfect photo op. Capturing that moment is one thing, but feeling that moment is something you’ll never forget 🙏🐘 Photo: @donalboyd
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #big5 #guide #gamedrive #elephants #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • When the sun rises and you still feel like you could sleep a few more hours 😴 It’s that Monday feeling we all get, especially in winter. Our hippos sleep on the banks at night, but when the sun is out they will slip into the waterhole and warm their backs by floating on the water’s surface. 📷Photo: @ameriniedoardo . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #hippo #waterhole #sunrise #monday #mondayblues #mondaymorning #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "When the sun rises and you still feel like you could sleep a few more hours 😴 It’s that Monday feeling we all get, especially in winter. Our hippos sleep on the banks at night, but when the sun is out they will slip into the waterhole and warm their backs by floating on the water’s surface. 📷Photo: @ameriniedoardo
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #hippo #waterhole #sunrise #monday #mondayblues #mondaymorning #photography #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • You can search the land high and low for that magical leopard sighting. Maybe one is up a tree or maybe hiding in a cave. But sometimes they can be found in plain sight, like this beautiful girl. It is almost surreal when it happens. She was resting on a rock when we spotted her. Those piercing blue eyes spotted us right back 🐆 📷Photo: @kolibri69 . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #leopard #elusive #mountain #big5 #leopards #lazy #photography #bigcats #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "You can search the land high and low for that magical leopard sighting. Maybe one is up a tree or maybe hiding in a cave. But sometimes they can be found in plain sight, like this beautiful girl. It is almost surreal when it happens. She was resting on a rock when we spotted her. Those piercing blue eyes spotted us right back 🐆
📷Photo: @kolibri69
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #leopard #elusive #mountain #big5 #leopards #lazy #photography #bigcats #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • A lone elephant bull puts his best foot forward for the photographer. But keeping a distance is always advised ☝️Young bulls that are in musth are characterized by aggressive behaviour which is caused by a dramatic increase in testosterone. Musth is linked to sexual arousal or establishing dominance. Bulls in musth often produce a rumbling sound to warn other males, and to attract females in heat. They are extremely dangerous to both humans and other elephants. The elephant is the real king in Africa 👑🐘 📷Photo: @kyle.barney . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #bull #waterhole #big5 #elephants #photography #reflections #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "A lone elephant bull puts his best foot forward for the photographer. But keeping a distance is always advised ☝️Young bulls that are in musth are characterized by aggressive behaviour which is caused by a dramatic increase in testosterone. Musth is linked to sexual arousal or establishing dominance. Bulls in musth often produce a rumbling sound to warn other males, and to attract females in heat. They are extremely dangerous to both humans and other elephants. The elephant is the real king in Africa 👑🐘
📷Photo: @kyle.barney
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #bull #waterhole #big5 #elephants #photography #reflections #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • Water provides life to the land 🌅Finding a waterhole such as this is like finding a pot of gold. The value of a good water source is priceless. It nourishes the vegetation and provides hydration to all the species that come down from the mountain or from across the plains for a drink. Waterholes are also excellent places for catching reflections of the incredible cloud formations. This shot was taken with the @djiglobal Mavic Pro at sunset. 📷Photo: @mijlof . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #sunset #drone #dji #mavicpro #dronegear #photography #waterhole #reflections #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "Water provides life to the land 🌅Finding a waterhole such as this is like finding a pot of gold. The value of a good water source is priceless. It nourishes the vegetation and provides hydration to all the species that come down from the mountain or from across the plains for a drink. Waterholes are also excellent places for catching reflections of the incredible cloud formations. This shot was taken with the @djiglobal Mavic Pro at sunset.
📷Photo: @mijlof
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #sunset #drone #dji #mavicpro #dronegear #photography #waterhole #reflections #nakedplanet #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • Don’t mistake an African Wild Dog for a domesticated pet. They are fierce and territorial predators. Did you know that females have all the power in the pack? The alpha female chooses to mate with an alpha male only if he has a brother to continue the offspring in case of death. Also to improve genetics within a pack, a new set of males must be introduced but only with the approval of the females. The females may be picky, but these traits are essential to the survival of a species which is highly endangered 😞💕🐶 Photo: @shalamah.tautaiolefue . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #wilddog #african #girlpower #predator #dogs #endangered #awareness #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "Don’t mistake an African Wild Dog for a domesticated pet. They are fierce and territorial predators. Did you know that females have all the power in the pack? The alpha female chooses to mate with an alpha male only if he has a brother to continue the offspring in case of death. Also to improve genetics within a pack, a new set of males must be introduced but only with the approval of the females. The females may be picky, but these traits are essential to the survival of a species which is highly endangered 😞💕🐶
Photo: @shalamah.tautaiolefue
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #wilddog #african #girlpower #predator #dogs #endangered #awareness #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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  • The king settles into his bed for the evening 😴 The nights have definitely got cooler as Namibia moves into its winter months. It is not only humans who feel the cold, but the wildlife certainly does too. Mammals will shiver to generate more body heat and will fluff out their fur to hold in that heat more efficiently. 🦁 📷Photo: @stephaneridard . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #lionking #bigcat #predator #catworld #big5 #awareness #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet

    erindinamibia: "The king settles into his bed for the evening 😴 The nights have definitely got cooler as Namibia moves into its winter months. It is not only humans who feel the cold, but the wildlife certainly does too. Mammals will shiver to generate more body heat and will fluff out their fur to hold in that heat more efficiently. 🦁 📷Photo: @stephaneridard
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #lionking #bigcat #predator #catworld #big5 #awareness #africa #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #conservation #wilderness #natgeo #natgeowild #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #lonelyplanet"
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