Travel Blogs from Etosha National Park
... sunset and ended up sticking around for 5 hours and watched Africa unfold around us! The first scene was the Giraffe stakeout, where 5 giraffies arrived and positioned themselves at various locations around the local haunt and took turns getting a drink while the others looked out for the bad guys. They didn't stick for long cause they used their super power smell to detect the arrival of the Etosha marfia, armed with gigantic horns. The marfia aka black rhino gang, were ...
... I think back to the wedding in Zambia and I still don’t think I fully appreciate how fortunate I was to witness such an event. The diversity here is incredible! But I digress.
Once loaded up with food and picking up the camping supplies, we headed to the Anderson Gate and entered the Etosha Game Reserve and set up camp at Okaukuejo. This place was a gorgeous resort of stone with chalets overlooking the pan, and an incredibly refreshing pool which was very ...
... At the watering hole, we
found another surprise; a family of elephants with babies! Oh so cute! They
were drinking and splashing themselves with the mud and after watching them for
a while, they went to leave the watering hole and they as well were going to
cross the road which we needed to take back, so we drove towards them a little
bit, although making sure to keep our distance. So this gave us a chance at a
very close look while they were wandering towards ...
... br> giraffes, Gemsbok, Springbok, Kori Bustard (very big bird; like the secretary
bird, but without the crazy feathers), Zebras, Wildebeest, Wart Hogs, etc, but no lions, leopards, nor elephants.
Although we could see elephant dung on the road, indicating that they had
passed there. The drive ended with a stop to enjoy the sunset and some drinks;
the driver actually set up an almost full bar on the back of the truck and so
we enjoyed another African ...
... attacked itself by a bull elephant after the leopard spooked a baby elephant in the 30-strong herd, which were on their way for a dip. The waterhole was deep enough for them to submerge themselves and have a good splash; a prolonged stand-off by 2 rhino (white we think) such that neither allowed the other to drink; herds of graceful giraffe, hundreds of Burchell's zebra, plus numerous antelope including blue wildebeest, oryx (gemsbok), ...