While my safari experience began in Chobe National Park, it continued in Etosha National Park. Located in Namibia, the park is most famous for its salt pan that can be seen from space.
We spent two days driving through the park, stopping off at two campsites along the way. At the first camp site, four of us decided to take the night safari, and there we were lucky enough to encounter many hyenas who curiously roamed around our truck. We also saw several rhinos around a waterhole, and a few elephants who stopped by for a late night drink.
Our animal sightings in Etosha were wonderful, even though most of the time spent in the park was in our huge overland truck. With nineteen people, getting the perfect shot wasn’t always easy, but we made due and were able to see plenty of wildlife.
The landscape in Etosha was greatly different from that of Chobe, and it made for some pretty incredible shots. Here are a few of my favorite:
Etosha had some of the most interesting landscape I have ever seen. One of my favorite places for these shots was in the salt pan itself. I had a hard time getting my settings right, but a few of us did manage to get quite a few unearthly shots.
Etosha was our first stop in Namibia, but even after the long journey down the country, it was hard to forget our time there. With a unique landscape and many waterholes to view the animals go about their daily lives, it was the perfect place to see Africa come to life.