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30.4. NP Etosha

 

We spent a good and quiet night in the Tree sleep camp. We had troubles with our morning hygiene because the water supply was interrupted. We had to use our safety barrel of water.

Then we continued our African journey towards the Etosha National Park which is situated in northwestern Namibia. The park was proclaimed a game reserved in 1907. Its name came from the large Etosha pan which is almost entirely within the park. The Etosha pan cover 23% of the total area of the park. It is the remains of a big lake which became dried out many years ago. The Bushmen called this pan The White Big Place according to the colour of this salted pan.

The park is home to hundreds of species of mammals, birds and reptiles, including several endangered species like the black rhinoceros.

We successfully passed through the gate and we began to admire the beautiful environment, the animals and birds of Etosha National Park.

Our first stop was in the Namutoni where we checked our booked place for the night. Everything was OK and we could continue on our journey. We visited several water points where we could see zebras, giraffes, springboks, gemsboks, wildebeests, blackfaced impalas and ostriches.

In the evening we returned to Namutoni camp. After dinner we went to the special place in the camp - a water point with special changing illumination. But we were not lucky because we saw only several birds and wildebeests.