Trip Report

View from the deck at Etosha Safari Lodge  <div Rooms at Etosha Safari Lodge  <div A giraffe in hiding  <div Our first lion sighting at Olifantsbad  <div <div <div
<div The kids  <div <div We drove ahead so they would walk at us  <div So cute  <div Here comes mom  <div
Have to go around us  <div <div Ostrich and springbok  <div The usual residents at Okondeka at the edge of the Etosha Pan  <div We have always found lions at Okondeka waterhole  <div Viewing area at Okaukuejo Restcamp, our home for 3 nights  <div
Dust storm at the waterhole  <div A parade of animals all day and night long  <div Blue wildebeest  <div Giraffes at sunset  <div Famous large white ellies at Nebrowni  <div A family arriving at the waterhole  <div
Stay in line...  <div They arrive black...  <div ...and leave white  <div <div Northern black korhaan  <div Look who's sleeping in the Nebrowni culvert  <div
A fine nap  <div Waking up in the late afternoon  <div <div <div Looking for the females as they left while he was sleeping  <div They are looking at the other male lion and didn't see this one coming  <div
Spotted hyaena beside the road  <div Total of 5 also waking up for the evening  <div Morning in Etosha  <div We saw more black rhino than ever before. Also saw anti-poching units several times each day.  <div Another female lion  <div Kudu watching lion at Ombika  <div
Red hartebeest  <div Dust storm at Ozonjuiti m' Bari  <div Eland  <div Red hartebeest  <div Ostrich  <div Look what else is at the waterhole...3 lions  <div
Leaving the waterhole for a little dinner  <div <div Their kill nearby  <div These guys were waiting patiently down the road near the dam  <div The other one waiting for mon  <div A check at Okondeka on the way back to camp  <div
We had just missed a kill  <div He was quite proud...  <div <div Next morning just walking with his misses  <div <div <div
Classic view over the Etosha Pan  <div Elephants at Rietfontein  <div Baby having fun  <div These came right at us...and then around us at Nuamses  <div A very deep pool  <div Black water not white  <div
<div We startled these guys at a waterhole near Halali  <div Then they came back, mother and child  <div A male rhino was also there  <div <div A little sparring  <div
Heading down for a drink  <div Sharing the waterhole  <div Waterhole at Halali Restcamp where we stayed for 2 nights  <div Regular visitor every evening  <div The other regular visitor  <div And a little guy  <div
They did not like sharing with a rhino  <div <div <div They let the rhino have the main waterhole  <div Back at Okondeka with oryx, springbok, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe and ostrich  <div More burchell's zebra coming to the waterhole  <div
<div A little fighting  <div Springbok and ostrich  <div 3 days later the lions are still with the giraffe kill  <div Watching the lions on the other side of the waterhole  <div Safe to drink...maybe  <div
<div Dust storm blowing in  <div Muddy zebras  <div More fighting  <div <div From Dolomite Camp, elephants come and go daily  <div
A lone giraffe on the road under our tent at Dolomite  <div <div Sunset from our tent  <div Leaving Etosha for Grootberg Lodge  <div Getting more interesting  <div We have arrived!  <div
Our little stone cottage for 2 nights  <div The view  <div Down in the valley for rhino treking on foot  <div Along the way  <div A journey of giraffe  <div We found them after several hours of trekking on foot in HOT weather  <div
Making a hasty retreat  <div