HELLO + WELCOME to today’s post about our time in Etosha National Park.
When we drove into Etosha we had grand visions of wildlife, waterholes and endless plains. We got a little more than we bargained for when the fan fell out of our car’s engine and found ourselves leaning over the engine bay while looking out for elephants and lions. You can read all about that disaster here and here.
But lucky for us, before all of this happened we had hit the jackpot in Etosha. Including spotting our 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th rhinoceros. Something that is not normal…
Here’s a collection of some of our favourite moments.
^ We spent our evenings waiting patiently at waterholes. In the silence of the night animals appeared for a drink and a play. All just 100-metres from our campsite.
^ Sunset and storms roaring in the distance
^ Rhino + his clay mud bath. He appeared to be covering his wounds (note: the red) on his face and in the creases of his legs
^ Just metres off the road and we were the only humans in sight
^ Well, hello there!
^ Hyena drunk on food and morning light
^ In the moment
^ Gareth is obsessed with these critters. It’s a Shongololo eating a caterpillar.
^ Squirrels with massive balls played around the camp.
^ Title this one yourself
^ 80’s punk
^ Raining on the pans
^ We visited Etosha in the rainy season, and although it made wildlife visibility tricky with tall bushes, it played wonders with the light
How friggn’ spectacular is this park! Etosha totally blew our socks off… or perhaps that should be ‘it totally spun our fan off’ (Note1: Apologies for ‘Kirsty humour’. Note2: Note 1 made by Gareth)
In retrospect we are lucky that our first ever Troopy disaster happened where and when it did. After seeing all these animals and surrounded by people who could help.
Keep your eyes out on the website tomorrow as we will be posting about our time in Botswana. It was wet and kind of miserable!
As always thanks for sharing the journey with us. We love having you here.
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