OK folks we are back from a stunning trip. Unfortunately cellphone signal was the single biggest reason we could not update the Lani site while on tour.
Sure you will enjoy reliving our trip as I have time to post and pic through hundreds of photos.
Etosha is a mind bender.
I dont want to bore you with lots of facts and figures but a few points is important and interesting.
Etosha is a 22 750km² wildlife sanctuary in Namibia
The pan is roughly 120km x 70km at its widest points. No picture can capture this vastness of nothing. I am attaching 2 panorama pics that might give a glimpse of this.
The 5 000km² salt pan, attracts thousands of flamingos after heavy rains
As with many places in Namibia the harshness gives a special beauty to the place.
Our first camp site was Halali which is basically the middle site of the three. I will post some more info and observations about this campsite a little later.
The wildlife of Etosha is centered around the life giving watering holes. It is possible to park at nearly any one of the watering holes for a non-stop wildlife movie.
The interaction and variety of wildlife is breathtaking.
I need to give a little more info regarding the elephants of Etosha before I bombard you with pictures.
The number of elephants in Etosha park is around 2000.
The tusks of elephants in Etosha do not attain significant lengths mostly attributable to mineral deficiency. Another reason is that elephants use the tusks for digging up roots and breaking the tips of tusks in process.
The Etosha elephants are regarded as tallest in Africa.
With that nature lesson behind us enjoy the wildlife pictures 😉
And then after we arrived back in camp after the gates closed we set of to the Halali waterhole that is only accessible to people staying in Halali after hours.
Seeing the endangered black Rhino taking a swim was really special.
Was an awesome day in Etosha.
If I have time I will post an even more exciting day in Etosha tomorrow.