Africa Trip 2017-18: Day 49 Etosha National Park, Namibia

Tuesday 09 January 2018. Photos.
Highlights: Giraffes, Lion, Cheetah, Wildebeest, Jackals, Hyenas, Ostriches, Elephants, the Etosha Pan

Our game drive today saw as move from one end of the Etosha National Park to the other end, a distance of roughly 180 kms that we took the entire day to complete between 6.30 am and 4.30 pm. This drive was undertaken in our truck given we were moving our campsite. Everyone was keen to see the Park today likely helped by having more comfortable night sleeping, well at least that was for me given I have air conditioning running most of the night and I had to turn it off at 4 am as I was getting too cold, a first for Africa!

We experience a wild range of animals on this drive but the highlight for me was the Etosha Pan. This Pan is like a dried out lake with lots of salt on the surface. Walking on the Pan it felt like walking on a soft bed with enough given but you never felt like the surface was too soft. It was a surreal feeling and look to this area.

Across the day we ran into amazing animals including Giraffes, Wildebeest, Jackals, Hyenas, Ostriches, Elephants, Springboks, Streamboks (very small antelopes) and best of all a lion and the exclusive cheetah. Onary had amazing eyes to see so many animals from so far away that we could barely find them with binoculars when he was telling us their location, crazy how far and well our tour leader can see!

About Nathan

A World traveller who has so far experienced 71 countries (76 by June 2023) in this amazing world.
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