An opportunity to invest in and sustain one of the greatest collections of African wildlife on earth.
The Erindi Private Game Reserve is an approx. 70,000 Hectare luxurious ecotourism destination in Namibia.
Erindi is home to over 90 mammalian species including over 140 elephants, 24 lions, 63 black rhino, 28 white rhino and 10 cheetah.
In addition to mammals, Erindi also host 300 endemic bird species, 43 reptile species, 40 snake species, 10 amphibian species, 13 arthropod species and 104 known insect species with the total asset value of wildlife estimated at us 25 million.
Private game reserve:
The ultimate bush luxury in an environment geared up for relaxed game viewing. Erindi comprises of 70 719 ha of pristine wilderness, and presents an amazing array of diverse landscapes - from golden savannah to dense bush with mountains, natural waterholes, grasslands and pans.
Old Traders Lodge is the perfect base for your forays into the exhilarating bush, our spacious suites have all the charm, comfort and conveniences you'd expect of a top-flight resort. Spot various game species while walking through the Camp, on the deck, or from your suite patio.
Self catering & camping:
Rugged with a touch of comfort and style, surrounded by unspoilt, game-rich bush... The self-catering units comprises of fourteen chalets situated in a semi-circle overlooking our floodlit waterhole. Each campsite has its own bathroom with a toilet, solar-heated shower and hand basin.
Interesting facts about erindi:
- Set on 70 719 Hectares
- Malaria free
- Over 310 Bird Species
- Namibia Central Plateau
- Herero Name for "Place of Water"
- Employs Over 280 People
- 9 Ongoing Conservation Projects
- Wildlife Rancher of the Year 2015
In a previous life (in the 1970's and 80's) Erindi was an over-stocked and over-grazed cattle farm causing severe damage to the natural vegetation. Then the owners phased out cattle farming entirely and re-introduced in fairly large numbers, numerous species that once occurred naturally in the area.
In 2007, the reserve was transformed into a nature conservation venture. The first challenge faced as an eco tourist venture operation was gaining the trust of the previously threatened animals - and convincing them to allow people into their secret and mysterious world.
Erindi is one of the few places on the planet where people have the opportunity to evidence this special relationship with these incredible beasts, and expand on it.
Over the years Erindi has successfully transformed itself into a unique, best-practice eco tourism and conservation venture - constantly implementing and monitoring programs across all aspects of the land rehabilitation process.
Conservation: The conservation specialists at Erindi are deeply rooted in the reserve, and their intimate knowledge of the unspoilt, game-rich bush will add to your unique African experience.
Rehabilitation and conservation systems instituted over the last few years have ensured the recovery and ecological balance between vegetation, herbivores and predators. Careful management ensures that the numbers and diversity of species leads to sustainable land utilization and benefits for all in the area.
Rehabilitation: The restoration of local wildlife to Erindi Game Reserve is a real-life success story. Creatures that were once hunted and persecuted on this land now enjoy a safe haven - where they are fully protected - and man has become a welcome guest in their natural, rightful environment.
During the early 19th century, the African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) was recorded to be widespread in the area, but the last protected pack disappeared from Etosha in 1970. Then Erindi embarked on a mammoth task to reintroduce this highly endangered carnivore back into the region, and today the painted dogs of Africa roam free and protected within the reserve.
Lions (Panthera leo) that were targeted as problem animals outside of protected areas were captured by the Erindi team and given a safe home within the reserve.
A natural population of the rare brown hyena (Hyeana brunnea) resides in the area and together with good numbers of cheetah (Acinonyx jubatis) and leopard (Panthera pardus) gives Erindi a predator diversity that matches few other wildlife destinations.
Leopard is said to be the most sought after and the most persecuted big cat on the planet. Erindi has embarked on a conservation research project to aid in the better understanding of this phenomenal creature to help reduce human/predator conflict and find methods to ensure that man and leopard benefit each other long-term - and that other creatures reap the rewards of the relationship.
Through a fixed-point photography project, one can see that the patient and painstaking vegetation rejuvenation projects introduced in many areas in the reserve are starting to bear fruit, and indicate a return to their original state.
Surveys and veld condition assessments are used to ensure that the plants of Erindi do not exert excess pressure from the wildlife - and the careful ecological balance between vegetation, herbivores and predators has been restored. Careful stocking of animals ensures that the number and diversity of species leads to sustainable land utilization and benefits for all people in the area.
Global leopard project:
In 2007 Natasha Britz started the Global Leopard Project, to internationalise the plight of the Leopard through communication and research. Through co-operation, understanding of the Leopard is possible on a global scale. This organisation is concerned with the protection of all leopards of the world with a focus on the African leopard.
If we all become aware of the difficult situation that is facing the future of many Leopards worldwide, then we can all play a role together to ensure that the relationship between people and predator remains positive thus contributing to the Leopards survival as the earth undergoes constant changes.
In the media - the following programs have all been filmed at Erindi:
- Into the Pride, Dave Salmoni, Animal Planet
- Survival Leopards, Ray Mears, itv
- Tracking in Namibia with Ray Mears
- Deadly 60, Steve Backwell, bbc
- Animal Kingdown, Steve Leonard, itv
- Elephant vs Hippo: Extremely Rare Images Show Attack
namibia: Namibia is an unrivaled destination for those (like Brad and Angelina) in search of a pristine wilderness experience. This vast and sparsely populated country on Africa's South-West coast is about as untouched as any place on earth.
It is a stable, prosperous county with abundant mining, fishing, tourism and agricultural industries. And what her proud, peace-loving people lack in numbers and density, they make up for in warmth and hospitality.
Namibia offers wildly contrasting and dramatic landscapes. The entire 1570km coastline has been declared a protected area - the 8th largest in the world, and Africa's largest National Park.
The desolate Namib Desert is said to be the world's oldest, with its towering dunes and awe-inspiring sense of space. The central plateau, with its thorn bush savannah and rugged mountains, rising abruptly from the plains, gives way to the majestic Fish River Canyon in the south. In the north of the country, landscapes range from dense bush and open plains of the great Etosha Pan, to woodland savannah and lush vegetation.
A truly unique opportunity to acquire one of the finest Private Game Reserves in the world.
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