From Sesfontein, we headed east to the infamous Etosha. Staying at Okeakeujo, we never had to leave camp. The days went something like this:
• Wake up and photograph the pygmy falcons at first light
• 07h00 quickly check the waterhole (if it was quiet-which it often is early morning- then grab a quick breakfast, otherwise carry on photographing and try and get a meal in between photographing)
• Head to the waterhole after breakfast and start photographing as the animals come down. You can expect springbuck, kudu, zebra, gemsbuck and wildebeest any time of day.
• At 09h30 the sand grouse start to arrive in there hundreds and the coveys fly right over you head!
• Elephants usually are after that- arriving around 10h30
• By this time you are either exhausted or the light is too hard. Lunch usually sorts this out and for the afternoon you have more of the same.
• Giraffe and elephants are usually the afternoon visitors, amongst all the other game animals.
• After dinner, check up on the waterhole and watch the black rhino drinking!
Really a full day of photographing!
For the last two days we drove across the park to the eastern side where we worked a few waterholes and looked for a couple of mammal specials. These are the black-faced impala and damara dik dik- both which were seen and photographed beautifully.
Unfortunately this was the end of the tour- 13 nights had just flown by like that! The last morning saw us head south to the airport for good byes and farewells. The end of a very successful tour and one that will definitely be done again!
Luckily its only a few weeks till the South African tour when C4 Images and Safaris will lead many of the same faces in showing some different and new wonders. Till then!
You can see the more images that Shem, owner of C4 Images and Safaris took on this tour here:
Shem black and white collection
Shem colour collection
Blog on dunes
Read part one of the Namibia photo tour here.