As you may know I went to Etosha Park in Namibia this summer. I already shared pictures with you here from our first day in the park. We spent a total of 3 days in Etosha park as we thoroughly enjoyed driving through the park in search for wildlife.
As you can tell from these pictures, we spotted quite a few.
We were absolutely thrilled to see lions this time, my first time ever spotting lions in the wild. Although I saw this big fellow walking, I was too late with my camera to ‘catch’ him. He then decided to lie down and did not get up for the next half hour. As you can tell, he was watching us closely though…
A day later we saw a few more lions. This one was still active in the early morning.
This waterhole is called 2 palms. I wonder why….
Some of the scenery of Etosha Park..
As you can see the animals rule the park. They are not afraid of cars at all and are happily walking on the roads.
We spotted quite a few hyenas. This one was cherishing a bone.
We spotted this one close-by.
We saw this this bird quite often too.
We spotted lots of warthogs on the road while driving through Namibia. Not so many in the park itself but here was one lonely crusader.
And we spotted a few jackalls.
And of course plenty of giraffe.
My outfit is not so different from the one I showed earlier, with the exception that now I wear shorts. As the weather gets hotter throughout the day, it’s actually really nice to wear shorts. These were bought last-minute at H&M where I also bought the shirt. I wore the hat every day too and by the end of the holiday it was completely worn out.
How to arrange a wildlife safari in Etosha Park, Namibia
Some of you asked about how we arranged this holiday so here is a little info on that.
We basically arranged everything ourselves. Booked our flight tickets online (flew with Namibia Air from Frankfurt airport directly to Windhoek Namibia). We booked our hotel online too: Emanya. A beautiful lodge close to Etosha Park (about 20 minutes drive). Accommodation was good and staff very friendly, but there are a few lodges a bit closer to the park which would mean even less driving time like Mushara which you could consider.
My husband would have liked 1 or 2 nights in the park itself as they tend to have nicer waterholes where the wildlife comes at night and in the morning but the accommodation there tends to be overpriced and not so nice.
We did all the travelling in a 4-wheel drive that we rented (also booked online).
Apart from Etosha Park, we also visited other parts of Namibia and saw even more animals, but I will talk more about that in an upcoming article.
Do you have plans to go on a safari in the future?