Day 7–The Okaukeujo Region of Etosha

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Our first morning in Etosha and we had a fairly smooth run through the gate. We headed to Nebrownie waterhole.

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We spent an hour or so there. There were a few ostriches, a few impala and some jackal.

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We shifted to Oliffantsbad and sat here a good hour.

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After a bit of a snooze these guys turned up in a wave at the top of the carpark and arrived at the waterhole.

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We headed back to the main camp and Nebrowni was now teaming with animals and cars to match.

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After lunch we headed to Okondeka and saw a few warthogs and some birds flying overhead.

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We spotted a few giraffe on our way back and a few other animals close to the road.

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There we a couple of fast squirrels just to the side of the road.

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We hadn’t seen a lot of animals and it felt like we really need a 20k zoom lens to get decent pictures as the waterholes were a fair distance from the car so we headed by to Okaukuijo for the afternoon.

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I scored a nice seat in the shade and waited….for 2 massive herds of elephants to come through.

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In total I lost count at 45.

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By now a decent crowd of people had gathered and people were tussling for a good photo spot. Being near the wall my legs on the wall were a good deterrent for people to not stand in front of where we were sitting.

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There were a few tussles going on between the elephants aswell. There were two distinct herds who really didn’t want to share the same waterhole.

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There was a large number of baby elephants walking and drinking with their mum.

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Others standing around just asking for you to take their photo.

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Some were in a hurry to get a drink.

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It felt like the procession would never end.

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So many elephants it was hard to choose where to look and focus.

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And then they moved off and were gone…

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Where the next species lines up for their turn at the waterhole.

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But it was time for us to head off. We had to get out of the park and back to our lodge before sunset or we’d be trapped in our car overnight.

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Our daylight ended back on the deck at our lodge watching the sunset behind the ridge.