The last day in the field was a bit uneventful by Namibia standards, but still epic none the less.
The morning kicked off with a sunrise game drive just outside Etosha National Park. The game refuge holds just about every species one would hope to see on an African Safari, all but the elephant. With Etosha National Park so close and it being the prime elephant habitat it is hard to keep them on site.
This morning we were treated, as we have been every morning, to a spectacular African sunrise. Returning back to the lodge, we enjoyed breakfast overlooking the local watering hole and its frequent visitors. As Etosha is 6 hours on a "tar road" north of Windhoek, we knew we had to head out.
Tonight we celebrated with our new friends at "Joes" a local favorite steak house with about every species of game on the menu. Conversations were lively and camaraderie ran deep. We started planning our next get together before dessert hit the table. Ideas were plenty, but I will save the details for another day. Hugs, more hugs and a few more hugs wrapped up the evening. Andy and I said our good byes and headed to our guest house to pack.
I am pecking this out on my Blackberry at 35000 feet as we head back to Johannesburg. There really isn't a lot more to say. Namibia, will steal your heart. Great people, good times and adventures aplenty await.
I am looking forward to next time. Perhaps you can join me?
Dan Austin, Director