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Etosha National Park, Namibia
Tracking wildlife in northern Namibia

April 1st 2013
And somehow trying not to be eaten by a hungry lion in the process or disturb the large group of elephants passing along our car… Welcome to Etosha national park, a jewel when it comes to wildlife diversity and abundance set in a middle of a quite atypical landscape. 20’000 sq km in the center of which lies an immense salt desert, the Etosha pan, that gives the name to the park “the great wh ... read more
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Namibian Flag South Africa occupied the German colony of South-West Africa during World War I and administered it as a mandate until after World War II, when it annexed the territory. In 1966 the Marxist South-West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) guerrilla gr... ... read more
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24th April 2013

Self drive
Nothing like a solitary acacia to evoke African scenery. With a tour guide you can keep in touch with other guides to know the current location of game. Did you feel disadvantaged in this respect with your self drive or was the freedom an overwhelming advantage?
24th April 2013

Hi Dave, very good point raised (as usual) and one of the reason why we still took a guided tour the 2nd day. Now, having seen both (self drive vs guided one), would say that in both cases info comes from other people you cross; guide don't have radio & there is no mobile phone signal in most places so they do the same as us, slow down when you see another car and ask :-) worked pretty well ! Thanks for the comment about the tree, a special one indeed ! Arhh Africa

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