Goodbye Etosha National Park!

Trip Start Mar 02, 2013
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Trip End Apr 04, 2013


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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Day 22 - early morning

Day 15 - Northern Experience Tour
             33 Celsius, hot and sunny

In the early hours of the morning, Michel and I walked to the resort's main central building……or to the fort as I’ve gotten used to calling it.  

The darkness surrounding us made our little walk even more thrilling as I looked around in anticipation of something drastic and unexpected to suddenly happen at any moment!   But of course, nothing did!

It was 5:30am; we were heading towards the building for breakfast.  While no stars shone in the sky and the moon couldn’t be found due to the dark clouds covering it, at least the lights along the boardwalk were on!    We could clearly see every step we made!

By 7:00am, we had boarded Mhondoro and all suitcases were properly stored inside the vehicle.   We were ready to hit the road.   In the horizon, the sun could be seen in between the trees.   Another gorgeous day was revealing itself to us…..another hot day!

Upon leaving Namutoni’s Resort, within a matter of minutes more sightings were witnessed such as impalas and springboks.    An elephant even crossed the dirt road several meters away from our vehicle stopping intentionally in the middle of it for several seconds.   As he glanced at us from the corner of his eyes, he appeared unsure of his next move while we all gasped in excitement!   

Was he thinking of charging us or of something else!   Who knows but he must have been hungrier than menacing since he rapidly changed his course and continued on with his business!   After all, food was right in front of him!

A brief stop was made next to a waterhole where giraffes and zebras were seen drinking water.  A threatening looking hyena suddenly made his appearance and in the process, startled the animals to the point of making them run away for their dear lives.  

As for birds, a Grey-go-away was seen on top of a tree.  He graciously posed for us looking all proud of his funky hairdo as we took pictures!   It was awesome.

An hour and a half later, we had reached the exit gate of Etosha National Park.   In a way, I felt sad leaving this place where so much African wildlife was sighted.   But as one would say "the show must go on" and on this note, we exited the Park continuing on for newer adventures.

Monique   :-)
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What a way to say goodbye to the Etosha National Park. Great to start the journey accompanied by all those animals.

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