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 2020-05 NA Khaudum-Etosha [77 images*** | random | see 135 more images**]

A very special trip...

We had the intention to visit the Khaudum national park for quite a long time.  Some travelers' reports were saying that it was the sandy track was so deep that it was advisable to go in convoy... anyway as we almost always travel alone, we decided to go.  The sand was definitely not so deep, however it was extremely bumpy... not quite corrugated but more like a long undulation causing constant ups and downs which gets absolutely terrible when it come in resonance!  We then realised that the whole suspension of the ranger needed an urgent serious upgrade!  Besides the bad road conditions, we enjoyed the short visit through the parc but would probably not want to go back.

The next day when we reached the tar road between Rundu and Divundu, something terrible happened...  a huge cloud of hot oil coming from the front axle surrounded the ranger.  We had to tow the car back to Rundu and found out after the weekend that the front axle cracked due to 2 things : the 4x4 did not de-engaged properly and the front tyres were different size!  We had to remove the front propshafts to be able to go back home.

Instead of going back home, we decided to spend a few nights in Etosha with our 4x2 ranger!


Big Brother

Big Brother

Giraffe Lick

Giraffe Lick

Majestic

Majestic

Aligned

Aligned

Ant-Eating Chats

Ant-Eating Chats

Parading Out

Parading Out

Kori Bustard

Kori Bustard

Giraffes

Giraffes

Zebras

Zebras

African Spoonbill

African Spoonbill

Journey of Giraffes

Journey of Giraffes

Baby

Baby

Pale Chanting Goshawk

Pale Chanting Goshawk

Lilac Breasted Roller

Lilac Breasted Roller

B&W at Waterhole

B&W at Waterhole

Drinking Journey

Drinking Journey

Sprint to the Waterhole

Sprint to the Waterhole

Roller

Roller

impala at waterhole

impala at waterhole

Giraffes

Giraffes

Crow

Crow

Zebras

Zebras

Nama Melons

Nama Melons

grass along water

grass along water

Salty Crust

Salty Crust

Elephants

Elephants

Zebras

Zebras

Elephant

Elephant

Giraffe

Giraffe

herd of elephants at waterhole

herd of elephants at waterhole

Elephants

Elephants

Crow

Crow

dead trees in dry grass near pan

dead trees in dry grass near pan

dry grass along pan

dry grass along pan

Spoonbill

Spoonbill

Zebras

Zebras

Flick

Flick

Salty Crust

Salty Crust

tree in dry grass near pan

tree in dry grass near pan

isolated tree

isolated tree

Nama Melons

Nama Melons

Kori Bustard

Kori Bustard

Giraffes

Giraffes

tree in dry grass near pan

tree in dry grass near pan

jeep track in the bush

jeep track in the bush

high grass with dry fruits

high grass with dry fruits

jeep track along dry riverbed

jeep track along dry riverbed

Wildebeests

Wildebeests

Impala

Impala

Mangoose

Mangoose

Giraffe

Giraffe

Giraffes

Giraffes

Skirel

Skirel

Zebras

Zebras

huge baobab tree

huge baobab tree

boat on Kunene river

boat on Kunene river

Lapwing

Lapwing

Hornbill

Hornbill

Spoonbill

Spoonbill

Zebras

Zebras

dry climbers plants covering trees on rocky hill

dry climbers plants covering trees on rocky hill

Dominance

Dominance

Impala

Impala

Giraffe

Giraffe

Courser

Courser

plants with red stems in the bush

plants with red stems in the bush

Zebras

Zebras

Chat

Chat

Guinea Fowls

Guinea Fowls

Giraffes

Giraffes

Giraffes

Giraffes

curved dead tree

curved dead tree

Goshawk

Goshawk

Spoonbill

Spoonbill

Wildebeests

Wildebeests

Impala

Impala

Salty Crust

Salty Crust