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Last Update:  27 May 2015

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Arrival and Our Apartment in Windhoek

Swakopmund on the Atlantic Coast

The City of Windhoek

Walvis (whale fish) Bay

Vreugde Farm

Okapuka Ranch

Etosha National Park

Namibia by Air

Etosha National Park

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You have to leave the park by sundown and are not allowed to drive in it after dark - unless, of course, you are staying in one of the lodges or hotels inside.

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This naked Hemba tribe family was sitting outside the entrance selling their handicrafts to tourists.

This park is not really what I would call a park. It is a fenced in game reserve that is more than 200 kilometers long and 100 kilometers wide. There are many roads in it and also small towns and enclaves. There are warning signs to never leave your car because there are lions and other dangerous animals roaming about here.

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This bull elephant frightened me when
he appeared beside the road.

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Gnu Near a Watering Hole

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On the left, you can see about 1/8 of the park We visited about half of that and took all day to see it.

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Springbok at the First Waterhole

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Springbok with 2 young Kudus behind it

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The Young Springbok like to play
by locking their horns together.

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Typical Roadsign

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There were ostriches running around everywhere.

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The ostrich feels right at home here
and in the middle of the desert.

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Paradise Cranes Having Lunch

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The oryx is the national animal of Namibia

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Toucans can be very noisy.

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Thirsty Elephants

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The Bull  Elephant is in Charge

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My Ear Itches

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The Bull Elephant decides to take a walk.

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Taking a Lunch Break at a Nearby Town

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A Twisted Tree

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Pool in the Middle of the Desert

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Elephant - 1 Kilometer from the Top of the Tower

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My Better Half - Angela -
at the Top of the Rapunzel Tower

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Springbok - Escaping the Heat in the Desert

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Zebras are the most playful animals we saw in Namibia

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Springbok - Escaping the Heat in the Desert

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The Gnu on the left isn’t very tasty, but the zebra is easy prey for lions in this area. The next thing we saw after seeing this zebra standing alone in lion territory were the vultures circling overhead.

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The Vulture is an ugly bird that only feasts on the dead.

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These were eating a zebra that had been killed by a lion.

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Then, the jackals came and held the vultures at bay.

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The jackal on the left came was waiting for a lion to kill something else. So where is the lion? Well hidden.

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The lion was watching this oryx on the left very closely. When the oryx spotted the lion, he turned around and went the other way.

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These zebras approached and also turned tail.

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This bird sat next to our car watching everything.

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This gnu looks like a buffalo against the Etosha pan.

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It was getting dark when this giraffe showed up beside the road only a few feet away.

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We had to leave Etosha by sunset, so this elephant is highlighted in red as we were driving away.

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Also, a herd of zebras were grazing in the sunset.

The next morning we left to drive to Swakopmund on the Atlantic Ocean.

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