Ongwediva and Etosha National Park
03.08.2011 77 °F
Hello Friends and Family!
After a quick breakfast at Etuna Guesthouse, we packed up our belongings and headed back to Charles Andersson School and Hashiyana School to spend more time in the classrooms. We were all in various classrooms throughout their primary schools; primary, here, means grades 1-7 and sometimes includes a preprimary class. Everyone enjoyed their experiences to the fullest and the one thing we noticed was how much joy and love the children have for the people and for life. Their fine motor skills were impeccable as well as their level of respect and obedience of the teachers. This was definitely an eye opening experience for us and we are happy to have the opportunity.
Lunchtime came and passed quickly as we were all eager to get on the road to Etosha National Park. A short one-hour drive and we were at the front gate- cameras out and ready! First we came across many springbok in the open fields, but what brought gasps out of our mouths were the multitude of giraffes alongside and crossing the roads. Along the way we also saw the following: wildebeests, zebras, black impalas, kudus, kori bustards, and dik diks (see pictures below).
As the sun began to set, we pulled into the Environmental Education Center where we stayed the night. We rushed out of the van and made a run for a tower that overlooked Etosha to watch the sunset. We had a wonderful braai that was cooked mostly by Romanus and Passat, which included chicken, beef, veggie burgers, veggies, potatoes, and baked beans. Delicious! The evening came to a close with a stargazing session on top of the tower where many of us saw shooting stars. We were amazed to see millions of stars horizon to horizon.
Thanks for reading and please come back for more of our adventures!