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 …
... then climbed to a lookout. We also checked out the water hole for later. Back on the game drive we continued to see the same animals as before. We also did a stakeout at a waterhole to try and see a giraffe drinking. Eventually the giraffes all walked away rather then drinking. We also saw a cheetah with two cubs so the cheetah count is now at 8. Near the end of the drive Chris yelled out rhino and I jumped out of my seat. There was a black rhino who was closer then any we have seen ...
... their turn, got into a scuffle of epic proportions. In the evening we camped in the middle of the park. An electric fence kept most of the animals out but not the honey badgers! Famed for holding their own in fights with lions, the honey badger bears a similarity to badgers back in the UK but with a definite air of evil. With no fear of humans they would come into the camp and tip the bins over looking for scraps. With no safe way of stopping them we just had to let them ...
Last quick stop in Outjo before we enter the Etosha National park. Some food for the braai (BBQ) tonight and food we can keep without fridge for the coming days. Oh and a chair!
All books and brochures write super positive about Etosha "Etosha National Park ranks as one of world's great wildlife-viewing venues" "best place to spot the black rhino" "unique because of the desolate nature of the pan, the low cut landscapes and the ...
... the Ugly 5, but I do feel sorry for the poor animal not only are they unfortunate looking, once a baby is born it has 7 mins to start walking and within 1 hour they have to run as fast as they possibly can to escape from their predators.
At our 'safe toilet spot' (no sporadic squatting in this territory) we followed Richard and Liz on their GeoCache treasure hunt. In the fork of a tree we found the little canister and code hidden. That was their 1800th one and our 1st. ...
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