Africa Trip 2017-18: Day 48 Windhoek to Etosha National Park, Namibia

Monday 08 January 2018. Photos.
Highlights: Etosha National Park 30 minute overview drive

Today we journeyed to Etosha National Park, one of the oldest national parks in the world and our home area for the next three days. The drive to Etosha was very smooth and easy on the well made and maintained roads. Ever since Victoria Falls we have been travelling lengthy distance in very good time unlike in East Africa.

For the first night in Etosha we were staying at a campsite and resort inside the National Park. Before getting there we went on a short drive near the entry of the park. During this time we encountered for the first time Springboks, which were jumping around like crazy, giraffes, zebras, vultures and a wild range of other birds. There were mostly around a man made watering hole.

At the campsite we also saw dozens of mongoose and at the watering hole just outside the camp area zebras and impalas coming to drink as the sunset on an extremely warm day. The campsite also had an old Fort that was apparently used during the revolutionary fight to become a country a few decades ago but is now mostly disused.

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