From Vingerklip to Etosha

Added 24 May 2012

Anne, Danielle and Dawn successfully conquered the west face of Eagle's Nest early this morning. All this, without the aid of ropes or a safety net. They made it to the summit around 6am. This was before the sun appeared so it's a shame Dawn forgot her torch! Thankfully the pathway and the steps have some lights. Apparently the view from the top was stunning. Most of us slept a bit longer and enjoyed a very leisurely breakfast before our 11am departure from Vingerklip Lodge. Shame to leave such a nice place but we have yet more to do, and this afternoon the true wildlife experience hopefully begins. On route to Etosha National Park we stop in the small town of Outjo for a lunch snack. Richard and Dawn recommend the Outjo Bakery and Cafe, and most guests head there for a sandwich or snack. Dawn also recommends the adjacent "Images of Africa" gift shop and, guess what, most people head there too! As previous tours, Richard gives umpteen "we're going" announcements and still shopping goes on. From Outjo we drive north, stopping briefly at the Park's Andersson's Gate to check-in. Once in the park we still have a 30 minute drive to our accommodations at Okaukuejo Camp but we start a game drive straight away. And we're lucky. At the first waterhole we find zebra, springbok and giraffe! On arrival at Okaukuejo we are greeted with refreshing welcome drinks and we're soon settling into our rooms before heading to the waterhole to spot yet more wildlife.