Upwards and Onwards: Journey to Zamiba
Day 1 & 2: Etosha National Park
Our first day in the park. Group shot includes myself, Sebastian, Marloes and Phillipp. Also shown here is the mighty Ford that took us over 1200 kilometres from Windhoek to Livingston. This spot is in the middle of the vast pan, where wildlife was scarce but you could see for miles.
The kings of the coutnryside, my first lion sighting. We had spotted a lion cub (about the size of a large cat) and about three mother lions. It was a good thing that we were keeping an eye out behind us as these two beasts came strolling along directly behind our car. Neadless to say we all hopped back in the car pretty quickly.
Another first, a group of elephants having a drink at the watering hole. These things are truly massive in many ways. Although huge they are also an incredibly graceful creature.
Beautiful shot of the zebras frolicking with the elephants.
A very rare close up shot of the very skittish Impala.
Nice view of the stipes on this zebra.
A lone giraffe at dusk watches the drama unfold. In this spot we sighted a lion off in the distance. She was crouched very low to the ground and we soon noticed why. A couple of impalas were within roughly 50 metres of her. We were sure that we were going to witness the most brutal attack in the animal world. Unfortuantly, before the lion could strike the impalas sensed her presence and trotted off. We were a bit dissapointed but at least the impalas got to live another day.
A bit hard to see here but this was a thrill of a lifetime on the Etosha visit. A family of Rhinocerous drinking at the water hole just outside of our campsite. I always saw the rhinocerous as being the last remaining dinosaur. It was a real treat to see a family including a few young ones.
Another fabulous shot, this time capturing an Oryx as she munched on some grass.
A very well populated watering hole. Our last stop in Etosha and we left on a high note, seeing almost everything there is to see!