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It was in Tsumeb that we broke the journey from Tsumkwe to Etosha National Park. The gravel road had taken its toll on both the car (the problem with the wheel nut) and Dad, so it was a welcome relief to get to the Backpackers.
This was my father’s first backpacker experience and he adapted remarkably well. Actually it initially looked like we would be the only people staying until two French guys arrived and a little later, the ...
... Etosha Pan. This is a salt
flat, similar to those famous in South America, a similar principle being from
water resovoir that drained off to join a different water body, leaving salt.
However, for some reason or another, this didn’t have the amazing stark white
that makes those ones so captivating. Not to say that people didn’t try (and
succeed in)taking the funny trick photographs.
After pitching ...
... but are actually related to elephants! While checking in we could see a small herd of water bucks chilling by the watering hole. A short time later we saw several Hartman's Mountain Zebra (new for us) and Kudu. I think this is a good sign!
We dropped our bags in our room; we are lucky to be next to the lodge and the watering hole! Our spacious and well appointed room is actually a tent because the walls and roof ...
... a snack. And as we drove towards the camp we saw an ostrich family with the little ones running after mom and dad. At Halali we found another big herd of elephants at the waterhole, including little ones. They drank and rumbled and played. Such a lovely sight as ever… We stayed for lunch and a rest before heading out to get to our next camp, Namutoni, on the eastern side of the park.
So, we figured we were doing pretty well with sightings and ...
... even more so, with the salt pans now easily visible. Eland antipope and Oryx antelope roam for salt, as all animals like the taste. Eland are the biggest of the antelope family, growing up to 1.8 metres. In the last blog I said Eland were chewy animals, that was actually the Kudo antelope. The Eland was a spectacular meat, hands down much tastier than cow. I'm told the Oryx is the best but we'll have to wait until Swakopmund to try it. We had giraffe the other day as it ...