I was up by five thirty this morning. I made coffee and woke everyone at quarter to six. By 6:15 we were all at the waterhole and spent an hour or so there. It was awesome watching the birds and then the animals come down in turns to drink.
First we watched black-faced impala and guinea fowl drinking in the early light
then a marabou stork flew in, landing like a Boeing into the shallows.
A little later kudu arrived
Lots of little birds were flitting about too.
The Earl cooked breakfast and then we went for a drive just after 9.
We were delighted to see herds and herds of plains animals The zebra population is certainly in no danger of extinction in the Etosha National Park!
We made it a short day today and returned to camp at 14:30. Pat and I did some laundry and we all had a swim in the pool.
For dinner we did chicken curry in the Remoska Pot.
After dinner we went to the waterhole. Earl decided not to come. Pat and I stayed from 8:30 to 10:30 but Tony left after he’d seen enough rhino standing perfectly still to last a lifetime! Pat and I were determined to see elephant and two large males appeared as soon as Tony left! The rhino made a hasty retreat at their approach and hung in the shadows until they left.
During our vigil hyenas came and went and we counted 10 altogether. There were also a total of 10 rhino coming and going during the evening. Lovely to see that these endangered creatures have escaped the poachers’ guns.
We also saw a genet.