How To Make The Most Of Your Erindi Stay

How To Make The Most Of Your Erindi Stay

Erindi Private Game Reserve offers 24 incredible activities, showcasing the most diverse fauna and flora species found anywhere in Africa. Our two camps, Old Traders Lodge and Camp Elephant, have been built along ecotourism lines. For the wildlife tourist and adventure seeker, Erindi is a treasure trove of exciting creatures. Whether big or small, all our wildlife, bird life and plant life species have a safe haven here. We have carefully curated our list of activities keeping our animals safety in mind while creating a relaxed atmosphere for the nature viewer to enjoy the sounds and sights of Africa.

Game Drives

Our #1 activity remains the “good old” game drive. Set out early morning and late afternoon on a guided game viewing expedition. Erindi is game-rich and guests are treated to a large variety of animal life, bird life, insects, vegetation and incredible African vistas. Drives are guided and informative. The reserve is a massive 71 000 hectares, where you can drive in a different direction every day and never see the end of it. Snacks and refreshments are served, usually at a scenic spot. All game viewers are shaded but still be sure to apply sunscreen. We cater for children with our under 6 game drive. Families and groups can opt for a private game drive. Here you can choose where you want to go and what wildlife species your group is most interested in tracking.

Conservation 

We offer conservation based activities. Guests get to participate in the day-to-day efforts to conserve the Erindi ecosystem. Telemetry tracking, leopard project drive, pangolin tracking and the ultimate ecological experience are all activities that are educational and give visitors a deeper insight into the need for effective conservation management.

Photo cred: N. Britz (c)

Photo cred: T. Smith (c)

Walking & Hiking

We have numerous walks and hikes in both the summer and winter seasons. The guided bush walk, cheetah walk, leopard project walk, and the more challenging bushman art valley climb are all guided on foot and offer a more personal interaction with nature.

Photography

For the hobbyists, we have the private birding drive, private photographic safari and the new, “fly your drone” safari. Get incredible footage from the air. Please share your amazing videos with us!

Photo cred: Marina Cano

Talented Team

Although the guides are almost always successful in finding some of the bigger and more impressive animals – the cheetahs, lions, elephants and giraffes, for instance – thereโ€™s also plenty of smaller (and more sedentary) life to see and learn about. Erindiโ€™s guides are a font of wisdom when it comes to the spiders, insects, reptiles, birds, plants and trees of the region.

And there are a host of other thrilling activities to participate in. But none of these amazing activities would be possible without our dedicated and passionate team of field guides. Every guide is a team player who has completed vigorous training to be FGASA qualified. Our guides are passionate about Erindi, the work they do, and love sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm with our guests. They will enhance the way you look at Africa and all its beauty!

Keep in Mind

Be sure to book your activities at least 24 hours in advance. Don’t be too disappointed if your activity is not available. It doesn’t happen often, but nature does get to dictate things sometimes. Always check in and out at reception or at the game viewing departure area.

Our activities allow guests the chance to do something different every day at Erindi. Young or old, families, couples and groups can participate in numerous nature viewing and interactive conservation activities within the reserve. Whatever the average age of the group is, we can accommodate all interest groups at Erindi.

We invite you to visit this pristine wilderness where every day is a different adventure.

To see our list of activities click here
To explore Old Traders lodge click here
To explore Camp Elephant click here

For availability and reservations click here

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Please respect nature and other guests.

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  • The cunning crocodile. Forever waiting, forever watching. Before you know it, there will be a loud surge of water and something would have disappeared below the surface in his jaws. ๐ŸŠ ๐Ÿ“ทPhoto: @mijlof . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #crocodile #cunning #waterhole #namibia #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "The cunning crocodile. Forever waiting, forever watching. Before you know it, there will be a loud surge of water and something would have disappeared below the surface in his jaws. ๐ŸŠ ๐Ÿ“ทPhoto: @mijlof
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  • A paw to the face or a bite to the ear. These lion cubs are really strong at this age, even though this is just normal "play fighting", they pack a serious punch ๐Ÿค› It makes for humorous game viewing seeing siblings tumbling about. ๐Ÿ˜ผPhoto: @fnventer . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #lioncubs #bigcats #bigfive #namibia #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "A paw to the face or a bite to the ear. These lion cubs are really strong at this age, even though this is just normal "play fighting", they pack a serious punch ๐Ÿค› It makes for humorous game viewing seeing siblings tumbling about. ๐Ÿ˜ผPhoto: @fnventer
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  • Nothing beats a scrumptious and satisfying meal. This young male lion was really enjoying his wildebeest kill! A well-earned feast. ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฆ Photo: @markusoblaender . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #bigcat #wildcats #big5 #hungry #namibia #namibiatourism #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "Nothing beats a scrumptious and satisfying meal. This young male lion was really enjoying his wildebeest kill! A well-earned feast. ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฆ
Photo: @markusoblaender
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  • Stick with mom and you will find out how to survive. Eating, moving and learning skills are essential to life in the wild. Become her shadow. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’• Photo: @jeremyconte . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #elephantportrait #canon #moodynature #namibia #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "Stick with mom and you will find out how to survive. Eating, moving and learning skills are essential to life in the wild. Become her shadow. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•
Photo: @jeremyconte
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  • The cheetah is the heart and soul of our work with @ccfcheetah. There are less than 10,000 individuals alive today. We have collectively undertaken a huge task to rehabilitate and reintegrate orphaned cheetah back into the wild. When they are grown and able to hunt on their own, half our work is done. But then we also have to hope that they will adapt to their new environment where there are many unfamiliar predators. ๐Ÿ˜ฟ๐ŸŒฟ Photo: @mishawilcockson . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #cheetah #endangered #bigcats #ccf #namibia #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "The cheetah is the heart and soul of our work with @ccfcheetah. There are less than 10,000 individuals alive today. We have collectively undertaken a huge task to rehabilitate and reintegrate orphaned cheetah back into the wild. When they are grown and able to hunt on their own, half our work is done. But then we also have to hope that they will adapt to their new environment where there are many unfamiliar predators. ๐Ÿ˜ฟ๐ŸŒฟ
Photo: @mishawilcockson
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #cheetah #endangered #bigcats #ccf #namibia #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
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  • Sometimes we are so focused on the big things in life, that we completely miss the small things - which are just as special. See the crocodile in the foreground? The photographer only saw him in the image much later. What a surprise. ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ˜ Photo: @sonlombard . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #crocodile #sunset #waterhole #surprise #dailypic #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments #natureshots

    erindinamibia: "Sometimes we are so focused on the big things in life, that we completely miss the small things - which are just as special. See the crocodile in the foreground? The photographer only saw him in the image much later. What a surprise. ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ˜
Photo: @sonlombard .
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #elephant #crocodile #sunset #waterhole #surprise #dailypic #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments #natureshots"
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  • Practising my roar mom. How does it sound? To us, itโ€™s the sweetest attempt ever, but to the sibling on the right, itโ€™s not that impressive. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜ Photo: @naudewashere . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #lioncubs #big5 #playful #roar #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "Practising my roar mom. How does it sound? To us, itโ€™s the sweetest attempt ever, but to the sibling on the right, itโ€™s not that impressive. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜
Photo: @naudewashere
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  • As the sun climbs over the horizon, it beckons the wild dogs to get moving. It is at sunrise when the dogs perform their greeting ritual, exciting each other for the hunt to come. They make chattering sounds and eerie calls that can be heard for miles. This marks the start of their hunt, but during the hunt itself, they are silent. ๐Ÿ”‡๐Ÿถ Photo: @fnventer . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #wilddog #africanwilddog #sunrise #call #howl #hunt #eerie #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "As the sun climbs over the horizon, it beckons the wild dogs to get moving. It is at sunrise when the dogs perform their greeting ritual, exciting each other for the hunt to come. They make chattering sounds and eerie calls that can be heard for miles. This marks the start of their hunt, but during the hunt itself, they are silent. ๐Ÿ”‡๐Ÿถ
Photo: @fnventer
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #wilddog #africanwilddog #sunrise #call #howl #hunt #eerie #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
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  • The daytime and wildlife might be awe-inspiring, but the nighttime and the milky way is breathtaking. Come spend an evening beneath the stars with us. โœจ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒ‘ Photo: @thomas.bartelds . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #nightsky #stars #galaxies #universe #milkyway #romantic #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "The daytime and wildlife might be awe-inspiring, but the nighttime and the milky way is breathtaking. Come spend an evening beneath the stars with us. โœจ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒ‘
Photo: @thomas.bartelds
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #nightsky #stars #galaxies #universe #milkyway #romantic #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
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  • One of our cheetahs, Obi-Wan, seen taking a snooze on a termite mound on a morning drive. ๐Ÿ˜ด Photo by @erinoutdoors.

    erindinamibia: "One of our cheetahs, Obi-Wan, seen taking a snooze on a termite mound on a morning drive. ๐Ÿ˜ด Photo by @erinoutdoors."
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  • The black-backed jackal is similar to the fox with its slender body, long legs, and large ears. It is a monogamous and territorial animal, usually defending its territory in pairs by scent marking and aggressively chasing off intruders. It is a vocal species with a high-pitched whining howl that can be heard over a considerable distance. ๐Ÿถ Photo: @naudewashere . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #jackal #nature #mammals #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments #wildfacts

    erindinamibia: "The black-backed jackal is similar to the fox with its slender body, long legs, and large ears. It is a monogamous and territorial animal, usually defending its territory in pairs by scent marking and aggressively chasing off intruders. It is a vocal species with a high-pitched whining howl that can be heard over a considerable distance. ๐Ÿถ
Photo: @naudewashere .
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #jackal #nature #mammals #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments #wildfacts"
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  • When your feathers blend in so perfectly with the grass that itโ€™s only your long neck that gives you away. It is easy to miss an ostrich from the road, but once youโ€™ve scoped them out, they will scope you right back. The ostrich has the largest eye of any land animal, and only blinks once per minute. ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒพ Photo:@fueradel_aula . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #ostrich #neckfordays #nature #birds #birdsofinstagram #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments #wildfacts

    erindinamibia: "When your feathers blend in so perfectly with the grass that itโ€™s only your long neck that gives you away. It is easy to miss an ostrich from the road, but once youโ€™ve scoped them out, they will scope you right back. The ostrich has the largest eye of any land animal, and only blinks once per minute. ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒพ Photo:@fueradel_aula
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #ostrich #neckfordays #nature #birds #birdsofinstagram #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments #wildfacts"
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  • Families who cuddle together, stay together. Even in the animal kingdom, animals show immense affection towards each other. They also like to socialize and be close to one another. Sticking together is not only essential for survival, but also for healthy dynamics in the group ๐Ÿค— ๐Ÿ“ทPhoto: @miss_anastasia_u . . . #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #giraffe #family #nature #giraffes #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments

    erindinamibia: "Families who cuddle together, stay together. Even in the animal kingdom, animals show immense affection towards each other. They also like to socialize and be close to one another. Sticking together is not only essential for survival, but also for healthy dynamics in the group ๐Ÿค—
๐Ÿ“ทPhoto: @miss_anastasia_u
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #giraffe #family #nature #giraffes #gamedrive #conservation #animalkingdom #africa #photography #travel #safari #wildlife #animals #wilderness #picoftheday #explore #travelgram #wildlifephotography #protectwildlife #safarimoments"
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  • Keeping it cool. Hippos have the right idea! ๐Ÿ’งPhoto from last week by @erinoutdoors

    erindinamibia: "Keeping it cool. Hippos have the right idea! ๐Ÿ’งPhoto from last week by @erinoutdoors"
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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. ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ“ทPhoto: @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. ๐Ÿ˜
๐Ÿ“ทPhoto: @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! ๐Ÿ‘€ Kudu photographed by @erinoutdoors on the reserve this week.

    erindinamibia: "All ears! ๐Ÿ‘€ 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. ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿพ 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. ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿพ
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. ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ™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. ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ™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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