Almost as a whim I decided to head for Etosha and see if I could put up with all the rules and regulations of a tourist destination. We booked one of the bungalows right next to the waterhole at Okaukejo for a few weeks and then set off from Swakopmund. I was very surprised how good the camp waterhole was. It was possible to sit all day on a bench and watch spectacular events unfold while everyone else had gone out on game drives. Lions ambushing kudu and springbok were very easy to observe. I saw more lion chases here than I had seen in the previous 15 years and also black rhino came down to drink during the day and the night!
1/10 : One of the Okaukejo bungalows right next to the waterhole!
2/10 : Clarissa would sit in the cab working while......
3/10 : ......I was painting indoors.
4/10 : The walkway and benches next to Okaukejo waterhole in 1991
5/10 : This was very much a Circus Maximus type of place!
6/10 : I watched many lion chases during the did day heat.
7/10 : Sometimes the chases would end up on the camp side of the pool!
8/10 : Sunset signaled a completely different kind of Okaukejo experience......
9/10 : ....with elephants coming and going in the cool of the evening.
10/10 : As soon as the sun had gone, rhino would appear magically from the bush.