• Northern Namibia 2014

    Northern Namibia 2014

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  • Etosha by night (Okaukuejo and Halali)

    Etosha by night (Okaukuejo and Halali)

    Etosha by night (Okaukuejo and Halali)

    Etosha by night (Okaukuejo and Halali)

    Etosha by night (Okaukuejo and Halali)

    Etosha by night (Okaukuejo and Halali)

    Etosha by night (Okaukuejo and Halali)

    Etosha by night (Okaukuejo and Halali)


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  • Etosha's lions

    Etosha's lions

    Trouble ahead

     

    Now we were lucky enough to witness an interactions between lions and hyaenas at a carcass, you know, the thing I've been waiting for during my PhD??!!

    Etosha's lions

    Mum standing guard on the road

    Etosha's lions

    This young male left the carcass unattended, so the hyaena moved in straight away

    Etosha's lions

    Mum, you coming??

    Etosha's lions

    Ah, here you are!

    Etosha's lions

    Give me a lion hug!!

    Etosha's lions

    Owner chasing trespassers away (hyaena and jackals)

    Etosha's lions

    Everyone is now where he should be!


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  • Etosha stripes

    Black-backed jackal in a see of stripes

    Etosha stripes

    Fight for water

    Etosha stripes

    A bit closer

    Etosha stripes

    Still getting closer

    Etosha stripes

    Now you see it!!


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  • So finally we made it to Etosha, and after 8 days and 7 nights in the desert without shower we checked in Dolomite Camp!! the place is wonderful with beautiful chalets nested on top of a dolomite outcrop with an outstanding view on the park around and a waterhole. Here is a sneak-peak of what the chalets look like.

    Etosha wonders

    View on the park

    Etosha wonders

    Etosha wonders

    THE terrace!!

    Etosha wonders

    Etosha wonders

    Agamas in the trees around the chalet

     

    Etosha wonders

    At the waterhole below the camp

     

    From Dolomite we headed East to spend a night in Okaukuejo and then Halali. We visited nearly all the waterholes around and here's part of what we saw.

    Etosha wonders

    Cape turtle dove

    Etosha wonders

    Etosha wonders

    Etosha wonders

    Etosha wonders

    Etosha wonders

    Northern black korhaan (male)

    Etosha wonders

    Etosha wonders

    Forest of horns

    Etosha wonders

    A drink with friends

    Etosha wonders

    Black rhino

    Etosha wonders

     

     

    Etosha classics

    Etosha wonders

    Etosha wonders

    Etosha wonders

    View on Etosha pan

    Etosha wonders

     


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  • If there is a place you have to visit when travelling in Northern Nambia it's this one!! Palmwag conservancy is well known for its desert elephants but we discovered many other species and landscapes worth seeing.  There is one tiny part of the concession in the South side that is used for day visitors stating at Palmwag Lodge (run by Wilderness Safaris) but the rest is huge and very wild. Campsites are only designated by a signpost and fire marks from previous visitors.

    We spent 2 nights there but it is worth spending at least one more in the Hoanib river.

    Palmwag conservancy: an oasis of wildlife

    Nope, it's not a water fall, just marks left by the previous rainy season.

    Palmwag conservancy: an oasis of wildlife

    Palmwag conservancy: an oasis of wildlife

    First camp in Palmwag

    Palmwag conservancy: an oasis of wildlife

    Mountain zebras

    Palmwag conservancy: an oasis of wildlife

    Palmwag conservancy: an oasis of wildlife

    Desert elephant

    Palmwag conservancy: an oasis of wildlife

    Yes, 3 black rhinos together in broad day light with a baby one!!! Such a wonderful sighting!!

    Palmwag conservancy: an oasis of wildlife

    Palmwag conservancy: an oasis of wildlife

    Palmwag conservancy: an oasis of wildlife

    Namaqua sandgrouse (male)

    Palmwag conservancy: an oasis of wildlife

    Namaqua sandgrouse (female)

    Palmwag conservancy: an oasis of wildlife

    Palmwag conservancy: an oasis of wildlife

    Palmwag conservancy: an oasis of wildlife

    Palmwag conservancy: an oasis of wildlife

    The view behind the car...

    Palmwag conservancy: an oasis of wildlife

    ... And the view in front!!!

    Palmwag conservancy: an oasis of wildlife

    The biggest Mopane tree I've ever seen!!

    Palmwag conservancy: an oasis of wildlife

    Second camp in Palmwag

     

    Water was still flowing in the Hoanib river se birds where plentiful there, as well as elephants feeding on reeds.

    Palmwag conservancy: an oasis of wildlife

    Three-banded plover

     


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