Another leisurely start. We leave Mopane Lodge at 11am. A lunch break is scheduled in the town of Outjo. There is a very nice village bakery and café here, and the souvenir shop next door is also rather appealing. As usual Richard has a devil of a job extracting guests from this gift shop! Hundreds of local school children in very smart school uniforms stream past as we reboard our coach. From Outjo we head north to the Andersson Gate of Etosha National Park. Entry formalities completed, we start to look for wildlife. Uanee guesses Impala will be our first sighting, whereas Dawn wants a giraffe. In the event it is a Springbok. Ombika waterhole delivers an Impala at a distance but Dawn is not convinced. However by the time we saw zebra, blue wildebeest, giraffe, impala, elephant and more we are all convinced we will indeed have a good time here!
Our home for two nights is Okaukuejo Camp. The staff greet us with welcome drinks and luggage is delivered promptly so we can settle in before visiting the famous Okaukuejo waterhole for the first time. It does not disappoint. Oryx, zebra, springbok, giraffe and after dinner, rhinos and a breeding herd of nearly 40 elephants! Wow. This will be hard to beat.