Day 3: Etosha National Park

Young lions chase each other

Young lions chase each other at the Gemsoblate waterhole.

Packed up and had breakfast, then had to wait for rude staff to open to check out at Okaukuejo Camp. Headed to Newbrownii and found nothing, but at Gemsoblate we saw encounter elephants and three playful young lions.

Spent two hours there before driving to Aus. Nothing there as well as Ondongo, just salt. Off to Hombo and Suede, nothing more there as well as Salvatora. Some sleeping lions, wilderbeast and egrets.

Then to Rietfontein, hit a homer there with bathing elephants, zebras, antelope and a rhino going for water. After two plus hours there we took a break.

Later we hit Goas and saw an older pride of lions who just got up. We had to head back before sundown and missed the lions preparing to hunt.

Rushed to gate and saw the best sunset of trip.

Photos taken Oct. 1, 2012 using a Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Digital SLR with a EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Standard Zoom Lens, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens, a Sigma Telephoto 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS with/without a 1.4x DG EX APO Teleconverter.

Etosha National Park

Waterholes visited on day three in Etosha National Park.