TripAdvisor Reviews Staatliche Rastlager Etosha National Park
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They were absolutely on each edge of the road and to pass the closest on we would have been 15 feet in front of him.
We stopped and watched and waited. They were both asleep in the heat and it was fascinating to watch them rest. Trunk twitching, leg bouncing ears flapping and head turning slowly as they dreamt.
After an hour of this we edged the car forward until we were within 30 feet of the first one.
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... get to them, although at times it was rather daunting when we realised just how large the elephants were – we certainly wouldn't want to upset them! However many times you see an animal it still is a very exciting experience and leaves you in wonder at how all of them are adapted to their environment and how beautiful they are.
We arrived late afternoon at the camp and sorted out the tents. At this stage, knowing that we were in the ...
We were staying at Halali Rest Camp that night and were housed in some rather nice chalets dotted around the grounds. Dinner was an unremarkable buffet affair but we had a little celebration as it was Peter's birthday. Peter was one of the youngest members of the group at 57 but had already been retired for 7 years. That's what being a GP allows you to do!
There was a large spider on the wall next to my bed. I ...
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Now we feel like we are in Africa! We visit watering holes and have been very lucky to see herds on elephants, zebras, wildebeests, giraffes, some rhinos, impalas and a few warthogs. One camp had a protected watering hole lit up ...
... On our second excursion with Nicklaus we also saw eland antelope, a solitary lion with a kill he had been protecting for over five days (smelly) and many giraffes, plus a cheetah with his kill. All said and done it was amazing experience seeing all these cats, the hundred plus elephants and the fighting giraffes.
On the fourth day we moved from the excellent Onguma Campsite over to the Etosha Safari Camp at the Anderson’s ...