A Travellerspoint blog

February 2019

Day 90, Etosha National Park - Swakopmund

After a hearty brekkie, Kirky had us on our game drive by 6.45 am. The views were disappointing compared with yesterday - but we did get to see a group of bat-eared foxes, two lazy lions and three relaxing cheetah (bonus). Also viewed a good watering hole at the last park camp to see good combo views. We left the park 2.00 pm, happy with the results, but unlucky to strike wet season when animals were dispersed. Our five hour drive included some Namib Desert area and long, straight, empty roads through wastelands - flanked by arid brown hills. First stop was sand dunes to catch the sunset. Booked into Space Hostel.

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Day 89, Etosha National Park

A good sleep - thanks to a spring mattress and air con! After a healthy cereal brekkie, we enthusiastically departed for our game drive at the 6.45 am opening time. Highlights included seeing distant hyenas and jackal feeding on a carcass, a dead (unappetising) giraffe, a lioness with three small cubs, a wandering lion and the usual antelope. We booked into the Halali Camp with another nice chalet, lunched, took a siesta and swim before commencing a four hour evening game drive. Although we spotted a destructive elephant, frolicking zebra and scores of pronking springbok, the big cat provided elusive. Another big buffet tea.

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Day 88, Windhoek - Etosha National Park

We did well to leave the hostel at 9.00 am thanks to Kirky's enthusiasm. We ate more KFC for brekkie and did a shop before heading north for more game! It was a longer than expected drive but at least the scenery was more variable. We stopped for sandwiches at one of the many rest areas provided. We booked into the park at 6.00 pm and immediately headed out for an evening drive. The thrills soon returned as we spotted gemsbok, springbok, giraffe, close lions, wildebeest, hyena, jackal, zebra etc. Our chalet was impressive with all amenities. We ate a buffet feed at the restaurant. Loving Etosha!

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Day 87, Windhoek

More interrupted sleep due to more ODI action. Cooch and I watched from 5.00 am as New Zealand pulled off a seven wicket upset. After toast for brekkie, Cooch and Kirky went to a park sporting antelope, while me and the birthday boy wandered town window shopping, ate KFC and used the internet. Back at our hostel we met the boys again, played in the pool then went to a sports bar to watch Five Nations action, it was a fun night enjoying beers, rugby and yacking to UK boys and girls. Cooch and I went on to a night club after KFC for a boogie before walking home. Marty was still up enjoying cocktails at the bar, Kirky joed out on the couch.

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Day 86, Jwaneng - Windhoek

Our sleep was interrupted by sprinklers and noisy cops. We rose early to have a kick around and test the altitude on the lush, matted turf and enjoyed a colourful sunrise. Hit the road by 6.30 am and stopped two hours later for a big cereal breakfast in middle of arid Kalahari Desert. We drove 1,100 kilometres in the heat amongst Savannah grasslands and scrublands and roaming cattle. We made sandwiches for lunch after our border crossing. At 5.00 pm we reached Windhoek - a beautiful tidy city with plenty on offer. We booked into "Cardboard Box" and showered before a walk in to the city for a good dinner and some window shopping.

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