NAMIBIA SNAPSHOTS - (Etosha Park - Okaukuejo waterhole)

by Antonio Gil October. 15, 2013 4747 views

Famous for its floodlit waterhole Okaukuejo Rest Camp is also the administrative centre of Etosha. The rest camp was formerly a military outpost founded in 1901 and the tower was added in 1963. The waterhole is a hub of animal activity starting in the early hours of the morning. Especially during winter diversity of game congregate in close proximity to the camp to quench their thirst. After sunset, floodlights illuminate the waterhole. This is the best time and place to see the endangered black rhino. This archaic mammal can often be seen drinking alongside lion and elephant.


Blacksmith lapwing

Waterhole in Okaukuejo


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Ewa 7 years, 5 months ago

"Tolerance" must be my favourite of yours from Namibia so far!

7 years, 5 months ago Edited
Christa 7 years, 5 months ago

Pena que não conseguiu apanhar um desses rinos negros. É interessante ver como todos se juntam à volta da água, como se fosse uma trégua de guerra.

7 years, 5 months ago Edited
Àngel Pascual 7 years, 5 months ago

Tolerance...tolerance...cosa que no tenen els espanyols respecte dels catalans...llàstima!! Hauran d'anar a Namibia a aprendre'n....

7 years, 5 months ago Edited
Gonia 7 years, 6 months ago

egzotic place...

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Shaghayegh Yassemi 7 years, 6 months ago

There is something about the bird. She seems really thoughtful, taking walks and think about philosophy maybe :) by the way number 4 is really amazing too :)

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Roxanne 7 years, 6 months ago

the watering hole is just how i picture it to be. what gorgeous landscape. the power of water is so evident!

is it lit at night so the animals can be seen? did you see a black rhino? i don't remember seeing one in your posts.

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jacki 7 years, 6 months ago

Very interesting shots!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 7 years, 6 months ago

L'eau c'est la vie...excellent endroit pour voir la faune!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Josy 7 years, 6 months ago

décidément je suis fan de ces zèbres veloutés... :)
Avez-vous vu le rhinocéros noir ?

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
G B 7 years, 6 months ago

the first one is just so gorgeous ;)

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Stefan Fletcher 7 years, 6 months ago

It's funny how other animals can see the need to kill each other at a place which serves everyone. What a shame we can't do the same.

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Kenny H 7 years, 6 months ago

I like this set. The first shot is my favorite.

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 7 years, 6 months ago

Intriguing post - love the "tolerance" between species.

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Larry Sample 7 years, 6 months ago

Beautiful creatures!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited