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Day 17: Desert Tour with Tommy

For the first time in 17 days … a later start. I was still up at 6am but had plenty of time for breakfast and to enjoy the view up the Atlantic coast before we […]

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Day 16: Heading west to the Skeleton Coast

Another early morning (up at 5am) after an unusually late night (captivated by the rhinos at the waterhole and reviewing photos in bed afterwards). I also went for a walk down to the waterhole at […]

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Day 15: Etosha – Elephant & Rhino Awe

Out again for another game drive at 10:30am. Nailed some in-flight photos of a Greater Kestrel. Back for lunch at 1pm. Elephant herd at the waterhole after lunch, 33 strong!! Now I’m convinced that one […]

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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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