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Day 15: Etosha – Lions on the pan

Up at 5am (no point sleeping in with only three days to go, right?). Game drive starting at 6:15am. We were in the vehicle and at the gate at 6:26am. It was meant to open […]

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Day 14: The Waterhole

The afternoon of Day 14 began and ended at “The Waterhole”. After arriving at Okaukuejo we headed straight into the restaurant for lunch. No surprises here … an all-you-can-eat buffet. The beef stew and impala […]

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Day 14: Across Etosha – Namutoni to Okaukuejo

A veritable smorgasbord of wildlife! Left early this morning to drive to the western end of the Etosha pan where we’ll spend the next two nights at Okaukuejo. The bags were loaded into the vehicle […]

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Day 13: Etosha – Namutoni

Pre-breakfast game drive: The park gates opened at sunrise – 6:24am – and we went straight out. Some interesting (and even some new) sightings in good morning light on this drive: …Kori bustard… …Pale chanting […]

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Day 12: Etosha (Afternoon game drive)

Good news and bad news. The good news is that Etosha appears to be teeming with wildlife. The bad news is there is no wifi, so I can’t post any of today’s photos (or the […]

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Day 12: The Bushman

6am: Up, packed, vehicle loaded, and out of Roy’s Camp, all before sunrise. With breakfast packed in the truck we were off to meet the Bushman. We followed the kiwis in their vehicle for a […]

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Day 11: Travel day

Long long day of travel today. Mokorros again to get us from the lodge to a 4×4. Then about 45min drive in the back of the cruiser; a lot of which was through foot deep […]

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Day 10: Dusk cruise on Guma Lagoon

Lunch: Tuna quiche and salad. More fresh bread. Afternoon tea: More coffee, more cake (chocolate cake with coffee cream icing). We still seem to be continuously eating. At around 4:30pm we were waterborne again, cruising […]

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Day 10: Mokorros

Slept-in even longer today … 5am. 7am breakfast. 8am met our mokorros (canoe) polers and silently pushed off through the reeds and into the delta. A nice change of pace from the game viewing. We […]

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Day 9: Flight to the delta

The sleep-in until 4:40am did me a world of good. Felt fresh this morning, although that was probably partly due to the single digit temps outside. I saw a few brass monkeys running around looking […]

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