The Wild Dog Conservation Programme

The Wild Dog Conservation Programme

The African wild dog, Lycaon pictus, is native to Sub-Saharan Africa. It has few natural predators, but habitat fragmentation, human persecution and disease have slashed its numbers. According to the World Wildlife Fund, the African wild dog is one of the rarest and most endangered mammals in the world.

Current population estimates are between 3000 and 6600. The story of the African wild dog conservation programme at Erindi Private Game Reserve is full of twists and turns. It began in late 2007, when owner Gert Joubert decided to create a safe haven for a natural African wild dog population, and two groups of animals were brought into the reserve.

Sadly, the numbers dwindled due to unforeseen factors like canine distemper, negative interactions with spotted hyenas resulting in a scarcity of food, and confrontations within the pack. There was also a freak accident in 2008 when lighting struck a tree and killed 13 of the pack lying beneath it. In 2014, numbers had risen to a total of 14 members. The alpha pair produced a litter of pups in 2015, once again brightening the future for Erindiโ€™s African wild dog pack.

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  • It has been an absolute pleasure hosting @donalboyd and @jarredseng for their photography workshop. They have experienced tumultuous African weather and witnessed first-hand the daily challenges involved in conserving nature. We thank you for bringing this to life through the lens. We look forward to our next reunion! ๐Ÿ’š Repost: @donalboyd - - - #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #photography #workshop #photographers #elephant #big5 #elephants #conservation #awareness #safari #wilderness #wildafrica #natgeo #natgeotravel #natgeowild #picoftheday #goexplore #travelgram #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #thisisafrica #wildlifeconservation #protectwildlife #africanbush

    erindinamibia: "It has been an absolute pleasure hosting @donalboyd and @jarredseng for their photography workshop. They have experienced tumultuous African weather and witnessed first-hand the daily challenges involved in conserving nature. We thank you for bringing this to life through the lens. We look forward to our next reunion! ๐Ÿ’š

Repost: @donalboyd
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #photography #workshop #photographers #elephant #big5 #elephants #conservation #awareness #safari #wilderness #wildafrica #natgeo #natgeotravel #natgeowild #picoftheday #goexplore #travelgram #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #thisisafrica #wildlifeconservation #protectwildlife #africanbush"
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  • Honey is our showstopper. She spends her time sleeping in trees or dragging her prey up to be eaten in trees. Itโ€™s a cats life @erindinamibia ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ–๐ŸŒณ ๐Ÿ“ท Repost: @elle_pickerill - - - #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #photography #workshop #photographers #leopards #big5 #leopardlove #bigcats #conservation #awareness #safari #wilderness #wildafrica #natgeo #natgeotravel #natgeowild #picoftheday #goexplore #travelgram #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #thisisafrica #wildlifeconservation #protectwildlife #africanbush

    erindinamibia: "Honey is our showstopper. She spends her time sleeping in trees or dragging her prey up to be eaten in trees. Itโ€™s a cats life @erindinamibia ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ–๐ŸŒณ ๐Ÿ“ท Repost: @elle_pickerill
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #photography #workshop #photographers #leopards #big5 #leopardlove #bigcats #conservation #awareness #safari #wilderness #wildafrica #natgeo #natgeotravel #natgeowild #picoftheday #goexplore #travelgram #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #thisisafrica #wildlifeconservation #protectwildlife #africanbush"
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  • The photography workshop crew are all in formation. We had a brilliant time hosting these creative geniuses @erindinamibia ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ‘ Repost: @lifeintransitblog - - - #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #photography #workshop #photographers #conservation #awareness #safari #wilderness #wildafrica #natgeo #natgeotravel #natgeowild #picoftheday #goexplore #travelgram #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #thisisafrica #wildlifeconservation #protectwildlife #africanbush

    erindinamibia: "The photography workshop crew are all in formation. We had a brilliant time hosting these creative geniuses @erindinamibia ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ‘
Repost: @lifeintransitblog
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #photography #workshop #photographers #conservation #awareness #safari #wilderness #wildafrica #natgeo #natgeotravel #natgeowild #picoftheday #goexplore #travelgram #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #thisisafrica #wildlifeconservation #protectwildlife #africanbush"
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  • Life got you seeing double? ๐Ÿ‘€Donโ€™t stress, it's Wednesday, and that means we are halfway through the week!๐Ÿ™Œ Repost ๐Ÿ“ท: @joyceong1 - - - #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #gamedrive #photography #workshop #photographers #conservation #awareness #safari #wilderness #wildafrica #natgeo #natgeotravel #natgeowild #picoftheday #goexplore #travelgram #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #thisisafrica #wildlifeconservation #protectwildlife #giraffe #giraffes #giraffelove #africanbush

    erindinamibia: "Life got you seeing double? ๐Ÿ‘€Donโ€™t stress, it's Wednesday, and that means we are halfway through the week!๐Ÿ™Œ
Repost ๐Ÿ“ท: @joyceong1
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #gamedrive #photography #workshop #photographers #conservation #awareness #safari #wilderness #wildafrica #natgeo #natgeotravel #natgeowild #picoftheday #goexplore #travelgram #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #thisisafrica #wildlifeconservation #protectwildlife #giraffe #giraffes #giraffelove #africanbush"
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  • This zebra is alone with his thoughts in the foliage. We love the mood captured by one of the photography students during the workshop hosted @erindinamibia Repost: ๐Ÿ“ท@shalamah.tautaiolefue - - - #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #gamedrive #photography #workshop #photographers #class #zebra #bush #plainsgame #conservation #awareness #safari #wilderness #wildafrica #natgeo #natgeotravel #natgeowild #picoftheday #goexplore #travelgram #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #thisisafrica

    erindinamibia: "This zebra is alone with his thoughts in the foliage. We love the mood captured by one of the photography students during the workshop hosted @erindinamibia
Repost: ๐Ÿ“ท@shalamah.tautaiolefue
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #gamedrive #photography #workshop #photographers #class #zebra #bush #plainsgame #conservation #awareness #safari #wilderness #wildafrica #natgeo #natgeotravel #natgeowild #picoftheday #goexplore #travelgram #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #thisisafrica"
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  • Starry, starry night under the dramatic Namibian sky. This exceptionally talented class participating in the photography workshop @erindinamibia stops to enjoy the sights above them. ๐ŸŒŒโœจ ๐Ÿ“ท Repost: @jarredseng - - - #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #gamedrive #photography #workshop #photographers #class #nightsky #galaxy #stars #conservation #awareness #safari #wilderness #wildafrica #natgeo #natgeotravel #natgeowild #picoftheday #goexplore #travelgram #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #thisisafrica

    erindinamibia: "Starry, starry night under the dramatic Namibian sky. This exceptionally talented class participating in the photography workshop @erindinamibia stops to enjoy the sights above them. ๐ŸŒŒโœจ
๐Ÿ“ท Repost: @jarredseng
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #gamedrive #photography #workshop #photographers #class #nightsky #galaxy #stars #conservation #awareness #safari #wilderness #wildafrica #natgeo #natgeotravel #natgeowild #picoftheday #goexplore #travelgram #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #thisisafrica"
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  • Update on fieldwork @erindinamibia, the @ccfcheetah team checks on the health of each individual regularly and administers any vaccinations necessary. Repost: ๐Ÿ“ทH.B. Ryan - - - #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #gamedrive #photography #catsofinstagram #bigcats #cheetah #cheetahwalk #safari #wilderness #conservation #wildafrica #natgeo #natgeotravel #natgeowild #picoftheday #goexplore #travelgram #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #thisisafrica

    erindinamibia: "Update on fieldwork @erindinamibia, the @ccfcheetah team checks on the health of each individual regularly and administers any vaccinations necessary. 
Repost: ๐Ÿ“ทH.B. Ryan
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #gamedrive #photography #catsofinstagram #bigcats #cheetah #cheetahwalk #safari #wilderness #conservation #wildafrica #natgeo #natgeotravel #natgeowild #picoftheday #goexplore #travelgram #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #thisisafrica"
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  • Vibrant and confident, the Cape Glossy Starling surveys the tree canopy for succulent nectar and foliage. ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿฆ Repost: ๐Ÿ“ทAnton Welman - - - #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #capeglossy #starlings #birdlovers #birdworld #birdwatching #photography #safari #wilderness #wildafrica #natgeo #natgeotravel #natgeowild #picoftheday #goexplore #travelgram #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #thisisafrica

    erindinamibia: "Vibrant and confident, the Cape Glossy Starling surveys the tree canopy for succulent nectar and foliage. ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿฆ
Repost: ๐Ÿ“ทAnton Welman
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #capeglossy #starlings #birdlovers #birdworld #birdwatching #photography #safari #wilderness #wildafrica #natgeo #natgeotravel #natgeowild #picoftheday #goexplore #travelgram #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #thisisafrica"
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  • According to the @wwf, the African wild dog is one of the rarest and most endangered mammals in the world. Sightings are incredibly rare. But thanks to the wild dog conservation programme @erindinamibia, you will see many of these beautiful canines running around. ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’• Repost: ๐Ÿ“ทV&K Ross-Jones (c) - - - #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #gamedrive #wilddogs #wilddog #canine #conservation #awareness #photography #safari #wilderness #wildafrica #natgeo #natgeotravel #natgeowild #picoftheday #goexplore #travelgram #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #thisisafrica

    erindinamibia: "According to the @wwf, the African wild dog is one of the rarest and most endangered mammals in the world. Sightings are incredibly rare. But thanks to the wild dog conservation programme @erindinamibia, you will see many of these beautiful canines running around. ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’•
Repost: ๐Ÿ“ทV&K Ross-Jones (c)
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #gamedrive #wilddogs #wilddog #canine #conservation #awareness #photography #safari #wilderness #wildafrica #natgeo #natgeotravel #natgeowild #picoftheday #goexplore #travelgram #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #thisisafrica"
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  • This is a look of satisfaction, a meal that is well deserved. Erindi works closely with @ccfcheetah to rehabilitate cheetahs captured on surrounding farms and reintroduce them back into the reserve. ๐Ÿ˜ป Repost @donalboyd - - - #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #gamedrive #photography #cheetah #cheetahwalk #safari #wilderness #conservation #wildafrica #natgeo #natgeotravel #natgeowild #picoftheday #goexplore #travelgram #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #thisisafrica

    erindinamibia: "This is a look of satisfaction, a meal that is well deserved. Erindi works closely with @ccfcheetah to rehabilitate cheetahs captured on surrounding farms and reintroduce them back into the reserve. ๐Ÿ˜ป
Repost @donalboyd
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #gamedrive #photography #cheetah #cheetahwalk #safari #wilderness #conservation #wildafrica #natgeo #natgeotravel #natgeowild #picoftheday #goexplore #travelgram #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #thisisafrica"
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  • An elephant symbolizes good luck, wisdom, and serenity. We will continue to do all that we can to conserve these incredible giants. โค๐Ÿ˜ Repost ๐Ÿ“ท @francois_227 #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #gamedrive #photography #moody #elephant #safari #big5 #wilderness #wildafrica #canon #natgeo #natgeotravel #animals #conservation #picoftheday #safari #goexplore #travelgram #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #thisisafrica

    erindinamibia: "An elephant symbolizes good luck, wisdom, and serenity. We will continue to do all that we can to conserve these incredible giants. โค๐Ÿ˜
Repost ๐Ÿ“ท @francois_227
#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #gamedrive #photography #moody #elephant #safari #big5 #wilderness #wildafrica #canon #natgeo #natgeotravel #animals #conservation
#picoftheday #safari #goexplore #travelgram #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #thisisafrica"
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  • The king of the jungle playfully shows off a golden pose for his fans โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿฆ Repost ๐Ÿ“ท @donalboyd - - - #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #big5 #bigcats #catworld #catlovers #discover #luxuryliving #picoftheday #safari #goexplore #travelgram #africa #liveauthentic #passionpassport #natgeotravel #earthpix #welivetoexplore #wildlifefriend #visualsoflife #instagood #naturegeography #lionking

    erindinamibia: "The king of the jungle playfully shows off a golden pose for his fans โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿฆ
Repost ๐Ÿ“ท @donalboyd
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #big5 #bigcats #catworld #catlovers #discover #luxuryliving #picoftheday #safari #goexplore #travelgram #africa #liveauthentic #passionpassport #natgeotravel #earthpix #welivetoexplore #wildlifefriend #visualsoflife #instagood #naturegeography #lionking"
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  • Feel like youโ€™re on the edge of the world @erindinamibia. The sights will leave you breathless. ๐ŸŒ„ Repost ๐Ÿ“ท @wanderglider - - - #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #view #beauty #sunset #dusk #horizon #natureviewing #gamedrive #landscape #outsideisfree #africansafari #discover #wanderlust #luxuryliving #picoftheday #safari #goexplore #travelgram #natgeowild #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #natgeotravel #thisisafrica

    erindinamibia: "Feel like youโ€™re on the edge of the world @erindinamibia. The sights will leave you breathless. ๐ŸŒ„
Repost ๐Ÿ“ท @wanderglider
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #view #beauty #sunset #dusk #horizon #natureviewing #gamedrive #landscape #outsideisfree #africansafari #discover #wanderlust #luxuryliving #picoftheday #safari #goexplore #travelgram #natgeowild #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #natgeotravel #thisisafrica"
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  • Why search the world for beauty when we have it right here at Erindi. This lion is: Beautiful. Prachtig. Hermosa. Magnifique. Schรถn. Bello. ๐Ÿฆ Repost ๐Ÿ“ท @francois_227 - - - #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #beauty #beautiful #international #language #big5 #bigcats #catworld #catlovers #discover #view #sunshine #luxuryliving #picoftheday #safari #goexplore #travelgram #namibia #africa #natgeowild #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #natgeotravel #thisisafrica

    erindinamibia: "Why search the world for beauty when we have it right here at Erindi. This lion is: Beautiful. Prachtig. Hermosa. Magnifique. Schรถn. Bello. ๐Ÿฆ
Repost ๐Ÿ“ท @francois_227
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #lion #beauty #beautiful #international #language #big5 #bigcats #catworld #catlovers #discover #view #sunshine #luxuryliving #picoftheday #safari #goexplore #travelgram #namibia #africa #natgeowild #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #natgeotravel #thisisafrica"
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  • โ€œAn illuminated eye peers through tall grass. The pensive Cheetah assesses her surroundings @erindinamibiaโ€ ๐Ÿ‘ Repost ๐Ÿ“ท @donalboyd - - - #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #outdoors #cheetah #bigcat #catworld #catlovers #discover #view #sunshine #luxuryliving #picoftheday #safari #goexplore #travelgram #namibia #africa #natgeowild #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #natgeotravel #thisisafrica

    erindinamibia: "โ€œAn illuminated eye peers through tall grass. The pensive Cheetah assesses her surroundings @erindinamibiaโ€ ๐Ÿ‘
Repost ๐Ÿ“ท @donalboyd
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #outdoors #cheetah #bigcat #catworld #catlovers #discover #view #sunshine #luxuryliving #picoftheday #safari #goexplore #travelgram #namibia #africa #natgeowild #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #natgeotravel #thisisafrica"
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  • The sun beats down at midday on an unusual congregation of big ones and little ones. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ— ๐Ÿ“ทPhoto cred: @Maxime Barthelmรฉ - - - #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #outdoors #nature #elephant #warthog #gamedrive #discover #view #sunshine #luxuryliving #picoftheday #safari #goexplore #travelgram #namibia #africa #natgeowild #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #natgeotravel #thisisafrica

    erindinamibia: "The sun beats down at midday on an unusual congregation of big ones and little ones. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ—
๐Ÿ“ทPhoto cred: @Maxime Barthelmรฉ
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #outdoors #nature #elephant #warthog #gamedrive #discover #view #sunshine #luxuryliving #picoftheday #safari #goexplore #travelgram #namibia #africa #natgeowild #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #natgeotravel #thisisafrica"
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  • Lunch in the wild is no easy feat. It requires precision and patience, which is two qualities the cheetah certainly has. ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฑ Photo cred: @fnventer - - - #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #cheetah #mealtime #outdoors #nature #discover #luxuryliving #picoftheday #safari #goexplore #travelgram #namibia #africa #natgeowild #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #natgeotravel #wild #animalkingdom

    erindinamibia: "Lunch in the wild is no easy feat. It requires precision and patience, which is two qualities the cheetah certainly has. ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฑ
Photo cred: @fnventer
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #cheetah #mealtime #outdoors #nature #discover #luxuryliving #picoftheday #safari #goexplore #travelgram #namibia #africa #natgeowild #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #natgeotravel #wild #animalkingdom"
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  • Come see Fifty Stripes Darker in Namibia ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ“ท Photo cred: @donalboyd #regram - - - - #erindi #erindinamibia #outdoors #nature #zebra #stripes #discover #luxuryliving #picoftheday #safari #goexplore #travelgram #namibia #africa #natgeowild #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #natgeotravel

    erindinamibia: "Come see Fifty Stripes Darker in Namibia ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ“ท Photo cred:  @donalboyd #regram
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#erindi #erindinamibia #outdoors #nature #zebra #stripes #discover #luxuryliving #picoftheday #safari #goexplore #travelgram #namibia #africa #natgeowild #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #natgeotravel"
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  • A beautiful skyline for a beautiful giant ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ“ทPhoto cred: @heidicloete - - - #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #outdoors #nature #elephant #gamedrive #discover #view #sunset #dusk #horizon #luxuryliving #picoftheday #safari #goexplore #travelgram #namibia #africa #natgeowild #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #natgeotravel

    erindinamibia: "A beautiful skyline for a beautiful giant ๐Ÿ˜
๐Ÿ“ทPhoto cred: @heidicloete
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #outdoors #nature #elephant #gamedrive #discover #view #sunset #dusk #horizon #luxuryliving #picoftheday #safari #goexplore #travelgram #namibia #africa #natgeowild #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #natgeotravel"
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  • Enjoy a cup of coffee from your private suite as the dawn breaks over the horizon and the sounds of nature start to stir. ๐ŸŒ„โ˜•๏ธ ๐Ÿ“ทPhoto cred: @heidicloete - - - #regram #erindi #erindinamibia #outdoors #nature #discover #view #sunrise #dawn #horizon #luxuryliving #picoftheday #safari #goexplore #travelgram #namibia #africa #natgeowild #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #natgeotravel

    erindinamibia: "Enjoy a cup of coffee from your private suite as the dawn breaks over the horizon and the sounds of nature start to stir. ๐ŸŒ„โ˜•๏ธ
๐Ÿ“ทPhoto cred: @heidicloete
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#regram #erindi #erindinamibia #outdoors #nature #discover #view #sunrise #dawn #horizon #luxuryliving #picoftheday #safari #goexplore #travelgram #namibia #africa #natgeowild #earthpix #africanamazing #igtravel #natgeotravel"
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