Record takings for souvenir shop
We leave Mopane Lodge mid-morning and make a stop in the town of Outjo for lunch. Outjo is gateway to the southern gate of Etosha. It is a busy little town. We stop at our favourite café, the Outjo Bakery. We buy a snack at the counter and enjoy it in the café seating outside or have waitress service for toasted sandwiches and drinks. Everything is freshly prepared and the staff are friendly and helpful. Next door is one of our favourite souvenir shops. Needless to say most of our group ends up buying goodies. Richard somehow restrains Dawn from spending money but loses control of everyone else. We leave considerably later than planned and the shop celebrates record takings for a single day trading.
Heading north it is just over one hour before we arrive at the Anderson Gate of Etosha National Park. We quickly complete formalities and are ready to explore. Our destination is Okaukuejo Camp but we spot for wildlife on the way. And it is not long before we are rewarded ... giraffe, impala, springboks and elephant! All in a very short space of time.
On arrival at Okuakuejo we are greeted by a cool welcome drink and directed to our rooms. Luggage follows pretty quickly, we get settled in and we head to the camp waterhole. Zebra are coming and going and we are fortunate to see elephants yet again. Later in the evening many guests view black rhino at the waterhole and most of us hear a lion call in the distance. What a day!