Erindi: Safari Destination Like No Other

There is a plethora of fantastic safari destinations in southern Africa to choose from. Selecting one for your next annual holiday destination can be tricky. But if you are passionate about nature and wildlife conservation, the options can be narrowed down rather quickly. Namibia is an incredibly underrated country, and should by no means be overlooked. The Namibian government takes their conservation laws very seriously, and they constantly strive to protect their natural resources from human-wildlife conflict, poaching, and other threats.


Photo credit: Donal Boyd

In Namibia, an ecotourism destination was developed by two brothers who were eager to showcase all the glorious creatures that the country has to offer. Erindi Private Game Reserve was established and opened its gates to the public in 2008. This natural wonderland, located two hours north of Windhoek, is where rehabilitation and conservation take precedent. Old Traders Lodge was built to accommodate the safari travellers who wanted an unrivalled nature experience, whilst staying in opulent bungalows.

luxury-room-1Erindi has set the industry standard extremely high in terms of what it offers. It is a privately owned reserve, which is carefully managed by a passionate team of professionals. It caters for local Namibians as well as international tourists who have an interest in game drives and photographic safaris.

Erindi has set the industry standard extremely high in terms of what it offers.

Friendships will be forged with the friendly team of staff who live on the reserve, and who regard their home and animals with great pride. Erindi is excellent value for money in comparison to similar reserves of the same caliber.


Old Traders Lodge offers 50 incredible suites situated in pristine wilderness, where you can meet plains game roaming a stone’s throw away. The Old Traders restaurant offers sumptuous meals that can be enjoyed on the viewing deck, which overlooks a massive waterhole where elephant, hippo, crocodile, wild dog and other species frequent.

deck-at-otl-1Erindi offers over unbelievable activities, where one-on-one interaction with the wildlife is an experience par excellence. The reserve is home to the most diverse range of fauna and flora species. A carefully curated list of activities keeps the animals safety in mind, whilst creating a relaxed atmosphere for the nature viewer to enjoy the sounds and sights of Africa.

Erindi is a magical place, where simply watching the sun set over the Erongo mountains while sipping on an Amarula-infused coffee is a great pleasure. Watching the wild dogs tear at an antelope carcass, the elephants swim in the waterhole, and the big cats stretch in the trees above; makes Erindi a truly authentic destination where the wild are left to be wild.

A truly authentic destination where the wild are left to be wild.


Photo credit: Donal Boyd

Written by: Kelly Frielinghaus.

Photos supplied by: ibay

Old Traders Lodge - Luxury Safari Lodge in Namibia