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As promised a little more info regarding Halali camp where we stayed 3 nights.
The word Halali refers to the sound of a bugle or horn announcing the end of a days hunting, and I suppose the German soldiers that were posted here enjoyed the hunting until Governor Von Lindequist wisely declared the Etosha a game park and reserve. Halali is the newest of the camps in built the Etosha and was officially opened to tourists in 1967. It also has the largest swimming pool of the park camps. The facilities, like those of the other camps were completely refurbished in 2007, being the 100 years anniversary of the Etosha National Park. (Stolen from here http://www.etoshanationalpark.co.za/accommodation/inside-the-park/halali).
At the Halali camp we also had the ‘privilege’ to be visited every night by honey badgers that were scanning for some easy food. As you may know Honey badgers are very seldom seen in the wild and it was actually a treat to see these fellows around the camp(sorry no pics of them).
One of quite a few fuel stops. Filling up at Halali camp.
Having scanned through hundreds of photos and narrowing down pictures to post here it still came out to be quite a substantial amount – sigh-
We were fortunate to see a few flamingos even though it was the dry season.
There is about 114 species of mammals in Etosha that include black face impala. There are no monkeys, hippos, buffalo or crocodile in the park, and surprisingly few warthogs. We saw more Cheetahs than warthogs 😉
Many of the photos were taken in harsh midday sun, but how can one resist to shoot pictures if wildlife is so to be found everywhere.
I am going to split the days photos here otherwise the mail that gets send to the subscribers gets too big.