I’ve been in the country of Namibia for the past week, but we’ve been in some pretty rural places with no internet.
So far, this is my favorite country. We’ve been able to experience and see so much more than other countries – in total, we’re in Namibia for 2 weeks.
We just visited Etosha National Park, which is in northern Namibia and is absolutely massive – 1.5 times the size of the Serengeti and covers more than 20,000 sq kilometers. We’re traveling during rainy season, so it’s not the best time to be visiting national parks as animals prefer the dry heat and typically gravitate towards man made waterholes, which allows for better viewing for us. As there’s plenty of rain water around, the animals don’t need to seek out the watering holes.
Regardless, we still had two great game drives, which was my last in Africa! No matter how many times I see zebras, giraffes, etc., I’ll never get sick of them!
We did the game drives in our yellow truck, which was pretty neat. It was nice to be up so much higher than the animals and you can see so much further.
The Etosha plain is massive and seems like it goes on forever! Within Etosha, there is a desert called the “Etosha pan”, which is a completely flat saline desert. We had fun taking photos there and got a great group shot, plus a picture of me with our tour guide – Joe.
The pan is surrounded by bush and grasslands, which provide habit for most of the animals.
While we didn’t see any elephants, it was still amazing to see all the other animals so close!
At one camp site, there was an old lookout tower we walked up to see both the sunset and sunrise, and also brought some binoculars to animal spot! In the below pic, there’s someone from Australia, the Netherlands, US, New Zealand and UK – pretty neat!