En route we saw about the same animals as yesterday plus a white rhino from afar. The waterholes are a bit disappointing but even without great game viewing it is a real delight to drive through the beautiful landscape watching the grazing animals.
We stop at the Halali camp for lunch. This is the only meal of the entire tour which is not included. Lindy advised us to make our own sandwiches from the lavish breakfast buffet. Very good idea. At about 2PM we arrive at the Makuti lodge, 5 min. outside the Lindequist gate. It is a very big lodge, very beautifully landscaped and with its own fauna. A small herd of Bontebeast lives on the estate and twice we saw them around the swimming pool, quite tame. They are native to South Africa. I also saw a Steenbock and the very pretty Lourie birds.
Marc had managed to buy some cigarettes from a staff member, so after supper the boys and I had some Amarulla with a cigarette by the bar at the pool, quality time! Dad joined us later. Sitting outside, listening to all the unknown sounds, smelling the Amarulla fruits fallen off the trees, and looking at the dark southern sky… not a bad day!
|From Etosha Safari Lodge to Makuti Lodge with a stop at Halali, 198 km|
|A Weaver bird and its huge nest|
|Northern Black Korhan|
|Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk|
|The Etosha pan|
|Male and female ostriches|
|Red billed Teals|
|Arriving at Halali. Lunch at the waterhole|
|Google Earth view of Halali|
|Short picnic lunch with a view on the waterhole|
|Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill|
|Female and baby impala|
|An ant carrying a huge berry|
|Mother and baby zebra|
|Black faced impala|
|Double banded sandgrouse|
|A lone White rhinoceros|