peeks at the world through my lens

Etosha National Park II, Namibia

It breaks my heart to say that this is my LAST post from my trip to Africa. It was truly the trip of a lifetime, both as an incredible family adventure as well as a photographers dream destination.

Days 13-15. As mentioned in my previous post, the tail end of our trip was in Etosha National Park. The last three days were spent in the Erindi Private Game Reserve with such creature comforts as a cool bed, air conditioning, and all you can eat buffets surrounded by clean smelling tourists. It really felt odd to be experiencing Africa in this manner, and we frequently longed to get back to the true bush. The morning and evening driving safaris were now with the private Erindi team (our FANTASTIC guides Sascha and Jimmy from Southern Cross Safaris had left us in Erindi and headed back home to prepare for their next trip).  These tours now felt a little more like theme park rides in that many of the larger animals were radio tagged for easier tracking, and there was often a number of vehicles surrounding the larger animals. Overall, it was still a fantastic experience and we were treated to a huge and diverse variety of animals on every tour.

Finally, I want to thank Southern Cross Safaris for an epic experience.  Sascha and Jimmy made us feel like family, and their wilderness knowledge and experience opened up a world to us that few get the opportunity to see.  We can’t wait to return!

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10 Lion

11 Giraffes


12 Momma and baby Elephant

Momma and Baby

13 Lionesses

Out for Dinner

14 swainson's spurfowl

Swainson’s Spurfowl

15 Baby Elephant

Baby Elephant

16 mongoose


17 Weaver Bird Nests

Weaver Birds Nests

18 Rhinos

Momma and Baby Black Rhino

19 HelmetedGuineaFowl

20 Rhino

Black Rhino

21 Croc 222 Elephant23 Croc

24 Baboons


25 Sandgrouse


26 Lioness

27 The Gang

The Gang

28 Girls and me

Me and the Girls

29 Sunset 2

Our Last Namibian Sunset

30 Girls

Goodbye Africa…

6 responses

  1. Great pics. I spent time throughout Africa last year. No other place in this world like it!

    May 19, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    • Thanks TG! You are really is a place like nothing else I have ever seen. It is tough to explain to people who have not been there how special it is. Really reaches inside of you. I cant wait to return. Thanks for visiting.

      May 21, 2018 at 10:57 pm

  2. africanrecipes

    Beautiful pictures you have there. I live in Namibia but I saw my first lion in Denver Zoo at age 24. Can you believe that 😂?

    May 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm

  3. Wow! Spectacular pics. Certainly a lifetime of memories there. Those crocagators look scary. The baboons look like the family that lived in a tree outside the station where I worked in a very remote area of Botswana.

    May 21, 2018 at 1:07 am

  4. Kathy

    Beautiful photos and such wonderful memories you will treasure always. Awesome 🙂

    May 21, 2018 at 10:53 pm

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