Etosha National Park

Zebra munching grass at the park entrance.

Zebra munching grass at the park entrance.

We recently took a long weekend trip with our new friends Silje and Neil to Etosha National Park, just a 3 hour drive from Cheetah Conservation Fund. Both the wildlife and landscape were phenomenal. We’ll let the photos speak for themselves – there are a lot of them this time. 🙂 Needless to say, we had a fantastic time and look forward to more Namibian adventures.

Starting an early morning safari in the freezing cold, sitting high up in an open-air vehicle.

Starting an early morning safari in the freezing cold, sitting high up in an open-air vehicle.

Naptime for young male lions.

Naptime for young male lions.

African wildcat, about the size of your very own house cat but much wilder.

African wildcat, about the size of your very own house cat but much wilder.

Black-bellied Korhaan

Black-bellied Korhaan

Elephant tracks from long ago when it was wet and muddy out here.

Elephant tracks from long ago when it was wet and muddy out here.

Giraffe

Giraffe

Wildebeest

Wildebeest

Lioness stalking a small kudu

Lioness stalking a small kudu

Mating pair of lions

Mating pair of lions

Elephant herd at their favorite water hole. See the tiny baby in the middle... And the giant male in the upper right corner...

Elephant herd at their favorite water hole. See the tiny baby in the middle… And the giant male in the upper right corner…

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Kori bustard - world's heaviest flying bird. They are very very big.

Kori bustard – world’s heaviest flying bird. They are very very big.

Giraffe and ostriches

Giraffe and ostriches

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Elephant and jackals at a water hole

Elephant and jackals at a water hole

Springbok

Springbok

Oryx with the Etosha pan in the background

Oryx with the Etosha pan in the background

Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk. How does it land in all those thorns?

Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk. How does it land in all those thorns?

Baby zebra in late afternoon sun

Baby zebra in late afternoon sun

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Diversity in a stark landscape

Diversity in a stark landscape – springbok, ostrich, hyena, wildebeest, giraffe, zebra…………………………

IMG_3265IMG_3206We hope this tells a bit of how incredible African wildlife is, and how worth protecting each of these species is.

– Jenna and Chris

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6 thoughts on “Etosha National Park

  1. Sheri Cardo

    What an amazing experience you are having. To see all of those animals … in the wild … must be beyond words.

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  2. lonna

    wow wow wow – love it. keep the pics coming and keep jumping for joy – it is truly magnificent.
    xoxo – lonna
    p.s. love that skeleton – hard to tell what it is.

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  3. Liat G. Douglas

    These are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your adventure. I didn’t know about those little wild cats, incredible. Did Jenna try to pet it? Love you guys and am so happy you are living it up!

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  4. dee and steve

    Thanks for sending new pics!! We love to see them and read about hem. Those two green-hooded creatures were my favorites!!

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  5. gregory kulbacki

    dear chris and jenna…
    i have so many thoughts and questions about your trip, and the way you’re documenting it.
    here’s just a few…
    how are you ever going to be able to return to california after this journey? it’s as if you’re
    creating a new home…filling your head and dreams of africa and your experiences there…
    i love all the photos…are you as close as the photos indicate? here in carlsbad, i consider
    myself fortunate if i see a lizard or a hawk…or a dolphin down at the ocean!!
    there, you have so much diverse and plentiful wildlife…this is something you’ll always treasure…
    love to you both…
    greg

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