A hippo comes up out of the water to show off his strength with his massive jaws and teeth.

Erindi comprises of 79,000 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.

Rehabilitation and conservation efforts instituted at Erindi over the last few years have ensured the recovery and balance within the ecosystem of a large expanse of central Namibia and the healthy cycle between vegetation, herbivores and their predators have returned to the region.

The conservation specialists carefully manage the reserve to ensure the numbers and diversity of species leads to sustainable land utilization and benefits the ecosystem and the inhabitants as a whole working unit. This also includes the people who come and visit for safari.

The restoration of local wildlife to the reserve is a real-life success story. Wildlife that were once hunted and persecuted on this land now enjoys a safe haven – where they are fully protected – and visitors have become a welcome guest in their natural environment.

Many highly endangered species have been relocated to Erindi and the reserve now boasts possibly the largest protected population of Black Rhinoceros in Namibia (though actual numbers are kept secret).

Erindi Private Game Reserve

Erindi Private Game Reserve is a protected reserve of Namibia, located southeast of Omaruru.

Photos taken Oct. 7, 2012 using a Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Digital SLR with a EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Standard Zoom Lens, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens, a Sigma Telephoto 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS..