The Etosha miracle

The Etosha miracle

The days spent in the Etosha National Park resembled a real miracle. The abundance of wildlife surprised even Werner who has been to many Safaris before. And you would not believe how easy it is to mistake a zebra for a lion from the proper distance… 🙂 

In the 4 days in Etosha almost every waterhole was crowded with all sorts of game. We saw many-many gracious antelopes and zebras grazing, hundreds of friendly elephants splashing around in the water, a bunch of odd-looking giraffes chewing on the leaves and lions taking a nap in the shade. The elegance with which the cheetahs are moving fascinated us, while the trampling of the rhinos was rather funny to watch – although they can be surprisingly fast if they want to. And these are just some of the many animals that we sighted during our drive through the bush.

Our first rhino
Our first rhino

So we saw 4 of the Etosha-Big-5 – which is not identical with “the” big five of Africa (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo). As there are no buffalos in this area the replacement is the cheetah. The only one we missed (till today) is the leopard – another reason to return.

Etosha photos

We hope you like the photos as much as we enjoyed taking them.

 

8 thoughts on “The Etosha miracle

  • November 1, 2016 at 1:01 pm
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    You saw almost the whole of wild life there. You can always return again for the leopard!
    I think it is the ideal season to visit to get them all out in the open like that.

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    • November 1, 2016 at 11:11 pm
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      Yes, meanwhile we saw the leopard – at least a little part of it… 🙂 In this post you can take a look.

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  • October 12, 2016 at 9:57 am
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    Hi Juli and Werner,

    amazing pics again, thank you!
    They make me want to go there!

    Kisses,
    Dani

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    • October 15, 2016 at 7:48 am
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      Hi Dani, thanks again – yes, you should come here once! Love, Julia&Werner

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  • October 6, 2016 at 9:03 pm
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    We did some jokes before you started the trip to south africa, you have to go close to the Lion to take perfect pics 🙂

    I’m so impressed, you really did it !!!!

    best regards

    Walter

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    • October 7, 2016 at 6:18 pm
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      After their breakfast they were quite gentle with us. Amazing to see them in their natural environment.
      Rgds, Werner & Julia

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  • October 6, 2016 at 7:16 pm
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    Superb pics as always!!
    As I said: BOOOOOK must be printed!!! 🙂

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    • October 7, 2016 at 6:22 pm
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      Hi Peter,
      we’re looking forward regarding your support for the book :-))
      The base material seems to be fine already, but we are still collecting wonderful moments @ great places…
      Rgds
      Werner & Julia

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