Etosha Safari Lodge & Camp
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As we have over 570 km. (354 mi.) to travel today, it's another early morning wake up (this is one routine that at least one of us is going to change when we get home). A light fog settles over Swakopmund and the temperature is fresh (code for "a lot cooler") when we depart at 7:30 AM. The white dunes next to the Atlantic Ocean look eerie. The …
... dark in color! We tried to count the herd of zebra but reckon there were over 200! It is fantastic seeing such vast numbers of animals. When you get to a waterhole it's always surrounded by animals, lots of them and always a variety! Last night we were able to borrow a potjie pot from the kitchen as well as a salad bowl and braai tongs. Our potjie pot was this huge No 8. We did "campkos" - browned our mince and then added our veggies! ...
... but after such an uneventful evening we decided it wasn't worth our while. Hopping into our tent we ummed and aaghed then thought, stuff it, we may only be in Africa once, let's go! Katrina was already snug as a bug in a rug so off the two of us went with every conceivable warm piece of clothing, sleeping bag and mat in hand. And boy, did we make a good call! Once down there everybody had left so we had the waterhole to ourselves and on our arrival a black rhino quietly walked in ...
We reluctantly continued on for a while, we went to one watering hole and no one was there. We headed to another and saw two giraffes nearby. The older one had just given birth because we could see the afterbirth still. Abram concluded that the baby must have died because the mother was too relaxed.
Before we left the watering hole, Abram received a call about the two male lions, who are brothers. So, we raced to see them, even the slick muddy ...
... happy with what we’d seen. A leopard would be nice, and maybe a very rare sighting of a cheetah, but then you can’t have everything… Or can you? As we drove through into the eastern side of the park, we commented on how it was perfect cheetah country. Lots of open grassy savannahs and trees dotted around for shade. As we came round a bend we saw something under a tree in the distance. Could it be? Yes, a cheetah taking a wash before ...
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