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Etosha National Park

Friday - 12 Nov 2004
Etosha National Park , Northern Namibia - Namibia

Black korhaan

Game Drives

We did a few game drives through Etosha. We saw giraffes, elephants, zebra, wildebeest, jackals, lions, springbok (Soutern Africa's only gazelle) and many gemsbok (oryx). Most of these were too far away to get decent photos, but here are some of the less camera-shy species ...

This black korhaan was often found along the sides of the road sqwaking away.

Yellow-billed hornbill

Elephant footprints in the dry clay

Black-backed jackal

Jackals were found all over our campsites. They scavenged through garbage and hung around hoping for food scraps.

Needless to say, we kept food outside of our tents.

We heard of a tourist that was attacked by a hyena in her tent. The story was that it was after food that she had with her.

Guenther's dik-dik

Guenther's dik-dik is a cousin of the East African Kirk's dik-dik. It is the smallest dik-dik in Africa - poor Guenther!

Feeding time at the Zebra

Once again we witnessed another rung in Africa's food chain. A hyena was feasting on a fallen zebra with countless vultures waiting their turns. After the hyena was finished, the vultures flew in for literally a piece of the action.

Back empty-handed from beer mirage

At a lunch stop, Bryce, Matt and Rick ventured out into the desert in search of beer. It was obviously a mirage as they're coming back empty-handed.

Storm coming.

The rain didn't seem to understand that it's summer in Namibia. We were rained on more often than we should have been. But in the desert, everything dries quickly!

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