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 …
... game drive that we saw an incredible number of animals. Oryx, giraffe, Springbok, Steenbok and many more. I got much amusement out of the animals crossing the road in front of us so I found myself taking pictures and giggling to myself; “zebra crossing”. “Wildebeest crossing”. “Black Nosed Impala Crossing”. Had to be there I guess. Also amusing is the nickname for the Black Nosed Impala – “McDonald’s Impala” - as ...
... of us would all of a sudden yell out “leopard!” or something
similar; basically the boy who cried wolf story. But back to the excitement:
indeed there were about 6 lion cubs who had been sleeping underneath a shrub
right next to the road who now all ran out of there because we drove by. So we
stopped to look and they stopped as well and started coming back. So of course
we wanted a closer look, so we decided to back up a little, which the little
... and told us some funny
stories about how he’d been a guide in Etosha and managed to almost get
attacked by elephants. (this gave us some good ideas about how to act around
them for when we’d get to the park). We ended up getting to bed at 11:30 PM and
were pretty much exhausted by then and decided to not get up extremely early to
go into the park, but instead, make sure we were at breakfast at 7 AM, which
was the earliest that breakfast was ...
... offered a different experiences. (Here’s a link to a video from Etosha; check out the giraffes in the background
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCTvorxD Woc ). After dinner we would take our blanket and head to the side of the campsite to have a nosey at what animals would grace the floodlit waterhole; elephant, hyena, black rhino, giraffe and jackal. You could probably see just about all the animals you wanted to if you stayed watching all night. Now ...
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