Erindi Private Game Reserve
This privately-owned reserve covers 710 km² of Namibia’s Central Highlands and is home to many iconic and endemic wildlife species. The name Erindi means ‘place of water‘ and an abundance of animals thrive here. Erindi is a fantastic example of a self-sustaining safari reserve that harnesses the power of tourism to support conservation efforts. It is a wonderful safari destination for all who visit Namibia and is especially well structured for children of all ages, making family safaris in Erindi a real holiday highlight.
Erindi Wildlife Safaris
A range of exciting wildlife species can be found during a tailor-made safari in Erindi. Lion, cheetah, leopard and hyena are all regularly spotted, and there are over 20 African wild dogs on the reserve with sightings being unusually common. Elephant, giraffe and wildebeest are all frequently seen here in the Central Highlands too.
Erindi Wildlife Activities
Game drives, nature walks, conservation-based activities and photography focused excursions can all be enjoyed on the Erindi Private Reserve. Night drives in Erindi are available during the summer, as well as self-driving options for those who want to go it alone.
Species-specific activities are popular here, with everything from cheetah walks and pangolin tracking, to birding safaris and leopard project participation. For a change of scene, visits to San villages can be arranged, as well as Bushman art walks.
Best Places to Stay in Erindi
There is one lodge and one camp on the Erindi Private Game Reserve. Old Trader’s Lodge is a luxury safari lodge with 51 luxurious suites. There are 6 different rooms types and the property is modern while maintaining an authentic colonial safari feel. The lodge’s restaurant overlooks a busy watering hole that is regularly visited by a variety of animals.
Camp Elephant is a self-catering campsite comprised of pitches for campervans and tents as well as several chalets. The camp is located near a watering hole and game-viewing around camp is often very good.
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Best Time to Visit Private Game Reserve
Erindi is best visited between July and October when the weather is dry and the wildlife viewing is exceptional. The chance of rain is low, and the temperatures are ideal.