East to Namutoni
Following breakfast at Okaukuejo we load up the luggage and prepare to leave. Around 45 minutes before our scheduled departure two magnificent elephants decide to arrive at the waterhole. Naturally we sit and watch. And take photos. Fortunately for Richard, the elephants leave right on cue with just 10 minutes to spare before our departure. We leave on time!
Today is a game drive with Uanee with a lunch stop on route before arriving at Namutoni Camp. We spot wildlife along the way and visit the Etosha Pan Lookout where we are allowed to disembark and stretch legs. Our lunch break is at Halali Resort, about half way on our journey. Some of us order toasted sandwiches while others grab an ice cream from the shop or enjoy their own provisions. On arrival at Halali Richard mentions that the waterhole at this camp has not been great on previous visits. It is Richard's Michael Fish moment. The few that venture down to the water hole come back with tales (and photographic evidence) of 13 elephants! Richard will not comment on the Halali waterhole ever again!
As we approach the eastern border of Etosha National Park we begin to see a few more giraffes. Namutoni is renowned for giraffes!
After dinner many guests join the local night drive in small game viewer vehicles. Each driver guide has a red night lamp for seeking out the wildlife. Hyaena, rhino and a leopard is spotted!