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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Etosha National Park

After our week of practice teaching in Omungwelume, we headed back South towards Windhoek. En route, we drove through Etosha National Park. Our big bus did not appear to bother the big game and other curious (to us) species. We spotted an Elephant, Giraffe, Oryx, Gnus, Zebra, (lots of) Springbok, Warthog, Cranes, Flamingo, Ostrich (they're huge!), Jackals, and even a Lion! Safaris can be exhausting, though. There are often long periods of time where all you see is open-space and trees, which is great for the animals but draining on human eyes. Etosha is huge and it would definitely take a few days to roam through it all. Bird-watching is a great activity that is pretty consuming in and of itself. I saw plenty of beautiful birds in the park; but, I had no clue what kind they were. It would have been nice to have a little bird book or a reference for the kinds of bird that live in Etosha. There are many watering holes that allow for good viewing of many of the parks natural inhabitants, which is nice.


  1. Im following you everyday Ms. Webb. Your stories make me feel like I'm actually there. Keep it moving and keep 'em coming...

  2. Wow! Fascinating stuff! I'll make sure Jasmine follows your blog with me. Keep the post and pictures coming. Adisa