Monday 2 June 2008

30th May 08

Date: 30th May 08

Location: Etosha NP, Namibia

Weather: Clear blue skies and sunshine, 28°c

Status: All very happy but could do with some more game!

Up early and went to the waterhole for fisrt light but found nothing there to see unfortunately so packed up the tents, had a quick bite of breakfast and headed back out into the park. Drove east and visited a number of waterholes but each one only had a few springbok, impala or zebra hanging around and none of the bigger animlas we were really hoping to see like giraffe, rhino, elephant or lion. Still it is Africa and somethings better then nothing!

After a morning of driving about we decided to head back to the camp, had lunch and relaxed by the pool as I wrote emails to the friends and the others did their washing, was good to relax in the sunshine with a cold beer…..obviously in the absence of being able to train for the next race as running in a national park is rather dangerous!

That evening we headed to the water hole and were amply rewarded for our patience as first rocked up a rhino, then a mother and her baby rhino….and ust after they’d left a group of 20 elephants who stayed for an hour drinking and playing in the refreshing water. Feeling most satisfied we headed to the restaurant for a buffet of Smoked Salmon, salads, Oryx steak and pork chops! Yum.


End of day location: Etosha NP, Namibia

Distance covered: 120kms

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