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Saturday, July 30

Etosha National Park

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Today we took an early morning drive to the Etosha National Park. The Etosha National Park is located in the Kunene Region on the Northwest of Namibia. It is one of the most recognized national parks in Namibia. In Etosha, we observed many animals moving around in their environment. We went to Etosha the previous night, but in the morning, we saw more animals this time around. We were able to take a lot of photographs and videotape a lot of the animals there. These are the list of animals that we observed while we were at the national park:

1. Spring Bok Antelope
2. Giraffes
3. Zebras
4. Damara Dik Dik
5. Elephants
6. Gemsbok
7. Wildebeest
8. Ostrich
9. Black Faced Impala
10. Kudu
11. Black backed Jackal
12. Ground Squirrel
13. Lion

We saw a lot Spring Bok Antelope and Black Faced Impala but out of all the animals that we have observed, the most common animal that we saw was the giraffe. It was one of the first animals that we observed when we first arrived in Etosha. Some of them were hiding in the trees and there was one time when we saw groups of them galloping across the road that we were travelling on. The most interesting observation at the park was when we observed two female lions, five or six of their cubs and a male lion eating a giraffe. After observing the animals we stopped by the tourist site and purchased some postcards, books and other materials there.

Afterwards we headed out of Etosha. On our way to Swakopmund, we stopped by the Waterhole where we saw a Springbok Antelope roaming around the area. We arrived in Swakopmund at around 7:00 pm. We arrived at the Etholungsheim Guesthouse where we are staying for the time that we are in Swakopmend. After we unloaded our entire luggage there we then traveled to the Tug, which is one of the nicest restaurants in the city. It is located right by the Atlantic Ocean.
Ade Alabi

Here a link to a video that I made showing the animals that we saw at the Etosha National Park.

Animals at the Etosha National Park in Namibia

Posted by AugsNamibia2011 15:35 Archived in Namibia

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