Etosha Safari, 6:29 a.m.

Location: Mushara, Etosha National Park

Weather: Clear  Temp: 15C

Yes, they are giraffes

Notes: We took a safari tour into the Etosha National park. It was an early rise but worth it. Each truck had blankets to keep us warm at the beginning of the journey because the air temperature was pretty cool.
We visited several water holes and saw a variety of animals. We did see 2 different lions in the distance but I didn’t get a picture. Our guide Johnathan took a picture through the binoculars but it didn’t turn out particularly well.  A member of our group took the picture below.

Elephant in the distance.
Every zebra has its own unique stripe pattern
Springfed waterhole – lifeline in this semi-desert country.
Hyena passing by the waterhole.
Lions are lazy. Especially when the sun is high overhead.

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2nd safari, 3:15 p.m.

Location: Mushara, Etosha National Park

Weather: Clear  Temp: 29C

Jean & Ross Copas, Bill & Lorraine Philip at the waterhole with gin and tonic in hand!

Notes: So in the afternoon there was a lot more action at the waterholes. We saw giraffes having a drink, elephants drinking and bathing and to top it all off, we saw a huge male lion. Gin and tonic was served just before heading back to the lodge.

The water is such a long way down!
By the time a herd of elephants drinks and bathes, there is not much water left!

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 Eats – Dinner, 7:40 p.m.

Notes: We had another delicious dinner outside under the stars. Lentil soup, chicken thighs with veggies and chocolate brownies for desert.

Cost: Included

Daily cost: Drinks 2 days 677zar

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