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Travel Blogs from Etosha National Park
Up, showered, packed away and hit the road for 6.30am (Hot showers!). The morning 'game drive' turned out to be quite productive - baby ostriches with their mummy and daddy walking along the middle of the road, Oryx chasing ostriches at the watering hole, Impala, Wildebeest bla bla bla!
We left Etosha National Park around 10am bound for Cheetah Park - with some debate about Alun's dodgy payment strategy which left us somewhat out of pocket! - and went shopping for 'supplies' ...
... drive after it and then at one point the van stopped, so we got next to it
and the driver said: “I’ts nice when you have power, huh?” so we confirmed and
asked “it’s probably not a good idea to pass it, huh?” because there was in
fact room. The driver said no, because the elephant was looking behind him
every once in a while, so he was keeping an eye on them and that he would get
off the road, once we reached the ...
... apparently after peeing on the sand, so scent-marking the area. This rhino
was also fiddling with a big log of wood with his horn, tentatively lifting it,
like he wanted to throw it at the lions.
Then in the middle, we noticed that there
were 4 giraffes approaching slowly but steadily to visit the water. But they
weren't able to come close just yet, because all of a sudden here's this HUGE
elephant coming over to the water.. Etosha has some of the ...
... speeded up a little to arrive at the crime scene, and 2 cars were already witnessing the law of nature. We fitted ourselves in and found a rather good position to observe it all. I guess the lionesses must have been 70m away from us. Luckilly Anke had binoculars, which made it all a bit easier to follow. I tried to take pics with my 100-400mm lens I bought just before leaving to Africa, but I notice 400mm is still way tooo little to get a real good snap! ...
... the fire, under thousands of bright, twinkling stars that graced the sky.
Half a day of driving put the coast line in our sights. We drove parallel to the sea along what is called The Skeleton Coast. It was given this name because of the many boats that became victims of this ragged stretch of coast over the years. Survivors of the ship wrecks then found themselves in a harsh desert with no help for miles around so would end up succumbing to the unforgiving elements. ...