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Handing over of donations from HAIX and Steinbrink Marketing, September 2019
Thanks to the dedication of avid supporter of the EMNS, Thorsten Kräling, the Erongo Mountain Nature Sanctuary received a generous donation from HAIX…read more


The Erongo Mountain Nature Sanctuary is a private nature reserve in the Erongo Region of Namibia. The Erongo Mountain Nature Sanctuary (EMNS) aims at protecting the indigenous fauna and flora of the region, as well as reintroducing species that were part of the natural biodiversity historically.

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The EMNS is made up of numerous privately owned land units, whose owners decided to contribute their land to this project. This has led to the unprecedented situation that almost all inner fences and individual border fences have been removed, to allow the game animals freedom of movement.
This large area - encompassing almost 180 000 hectares - which the Erongo Mountain Nature Sanctuary encompasses, is now almost completely “fence-free” and is therefore wholly available for the protection and conservation of the occurring animal and plant species. Within these 180 000 ha the game can move freely. There is merely a fence on the borders of the EMNS at places where there are no mountains, to prevent the reintroduced Black rhinoceros from leaving the area into neighbouring farmland.

Moreover, many of the endemic species of the Namibian escarpment occur in the EMNS project area, like for example the Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra, the Hartlaub spur fowl or various
Commiphera (Corkwood) species.

Most landowners in the EMNS make their living through one or other form of tourism. There are plentiful tourism destinations in the project area; find out more