Continuing on from my previous post, the afternoon at the coast was spent enjoying a sand dunes experience in a couple of 4x4s. This started with a drive along the lagoon with flamingos not too far out, so of course we stopped to photograph them.
We were watching a lioness drinking at a waterhole when she started padding away. As we followed her we saw a pack of jackals in the distance, and they were working together surrounding and attacking an unfortunate springbok. Suddenly they didn’t look so cute, but of course they have to eat. Then quick as a flash, the lioness ran and pounced on the springbok, and it didn’t stand a chance. The jackals weren’t too happy about it either, as they’d lost their breakfast.
My most thrilling moment was this close encounter with a giraffe. It was orphaned and hand raised, but has now been released onto a 24,000 hectare private reserve. However, it’s so used to human company that it often comes back and wanders around the lodge. Photo credit Kim Glazebrook with huge thanks 🙂
After breakfast we started the journey back to Windhoek to drop off our hire cars, and spend our final night together at a beautiful lodge on the outskirts of the city. And that was it! Two weeks full of stunning scenery, amazing places, beautiful lodges, great company, laughter, sunshine, blue skies, puffy white clouds, dust, (lots of dust!) sand, starry skies, and African wildlife. I want to do it all again! So……………
I’m currently trying to secure accommodation for another photography tour in 2020. It’s not an easy task as I need to reserve 8 rooms at 10 different places on consecutive nights, so it’s a long process involving dozens of emails! If one place doesn’t have availability then I have to start from scratch again with new dates. However, if you’d like me to let you know when I have something firmed up, please drop me a message.
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