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Travel Blogs from Etosha National Park
... observation of their eating habits, due to time constraints. But the fact we found them meant that tomorrow elephant group will be able to find them quicker. We also heckled the camera traps in the area for elephant damage. But they both still existed, so this was a good sign. We left them and ran into the elephant herd on the way back to base. Ok, so not literally... But within 100 metres which gave is a good view of the 5 we ...
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 ...
... any life for miles!
On the second day of our safari, disaster struck. Our truck got a flat tyre and felt a huge burst along the gravel as we drove along. It is a fineable offence to leave your vehicle in the national park, particularly when there are wild lions wondering around, but there was no way they could change the tyre with us all on it. So we all got off and kept a look out for ...
... a baobab before packing up and heading back to Opuwa.
We were now heading south, slowly towards the dunes in Sossusvlei. From Opuwa we had a day of driving through incredible rocky barren landscape, and we eventually stopped to camp next to a big river, with a giant granitic peak providing the backdrop to one of our more beautiful campsites. In fact the showers here were the best, outdoor and with low enough walls that your head is sticking out and you are surrounded ...