Travel Blogs from Etosha National Park
... it weighed 5 kg!!! We ended up sleeping in a Namibian Wildlife Resort (NWR) outside Khorixias. It was super. The only thing, as we have just discovered, the NWR don't have self catering facilities. So here we are with a pocket of potatoes, a pocket of butternut, a pocket of sweet potatoes, 7 kg carrots and no pot !!!!!!!!luckily we always travel with cups, cutlery and plates. So we are going to be having lots of braaied potatoes, butternuts and toasted sarmies. But ...
... to the various waterholes. Some
of these have permanent water and some are dry at times. On our way
down the main road we spotted Oryx, Springbok, Black faced Impala,
Wildebeest and Ostrich. These were at varying distances from the
road. Visiting some of the waterholes we came across a herd of 12
giraffe, lots more Springbok, Oryx, Wildebeest and 8 Kudu antelopes.
We then made our way to the Halall campsite for the night. Mike went
to the waterhole ...
... first day in. On our drive from Halali camp to Okaukuejo we saw some more wildlife but not as much as we were hoping to see. We are about a month too early for the peak viewing season. At our water hole, we have seen a big group of Zebras, blue Wildebeest, Black-faced Impalas, Springboks (alias Starbucks for Louise), turtles and an injured hyena. Today April 6, we slept in and relaxed after a nice long breakfast, sipping our coffee while Francois took off for the blind, ...
... or PCG up in a tree (it has a symbiotic relationship with the Honey Badger), Northern Black Korhaan walking by the road, Sociable Weavers in the large nest of the Camel Thorn tree by the watering hole, Wide Brow Sparrow which we have also seen in nests by our room, Southern Masked Weaver by the Curio Shop (males make a cool nest, females will destroy the home if it is sub-par), Cape Glossy Starling at the rest camp (black with green tinge), Red Eyed Bulbul ...
... the rhino couldn’t have cared less! By then we realized we were leaving it late, the sun was going down and we had a lot of kilometers to cover in a not very long time… We made it back 2 minutes before curfew (phew!) and managed to get to the waterhole in time to watch the elephants having a drink before bedtime.
All of the lodges in Etosha provide buffet-style meals but, as Niki is vegan, it makes it difficult to eat out. We decided to ...
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