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What a Day!!!!! We were up before dawn again to make sure we were first into Etosha National park for our first Safari. What and experience!
Within minutes of being in the park we had seen an Elephant, giraffes, springbok and zebras. As the day went on it only got better. We pulled up at a watering hole to find 4 lions (brothers apparently) just chilling out ...
... divine. And then Judy had the brainwave of cooking our rice in the flask. It was slightly crunchy but we all enjoyed it anyway!! Yesterday afternoon we were all so excited- there is a big screen Tv at the restaurant which was showing the rugby game between SA and The World 15. Anyway I went to call Joy and Mike who were having a little snooze. I quickly went into their bathroom. Joy in her excitement forgot I was in the loo and went ...
... 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 ...
... in the grass past one of the main campsites, so on we drove to find them. Using every possible set of binoculars and 300mm lenses on board I thought I saw the pair of lions hiding in the long grass. They didn't move much as we busily snapped away with our cameras for what would be our first lion encounter, so after awhile we moved on. Fortunately my blind eyesight came in handy, as whilst we were viewing the lions from another angle we realised these lions were rocks (oops!!) and ...
... of banded mongoose came around the tents foraging, completely oblivious to us. The game drive provided some spectacular afternoon scenery as we visited a nearby waterhole. Because of the wet season the animals don't congregate around these water holes as they do in the dry. Witnessing a group of giraffes on the road in front of us and then running along beside the truck was just amazing. The highlight right at the ...
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