Your Etosha Stories

Have You captured any magical 'Etosha moments' such as these...?

Wildlife Photography in Etosha National Park Namibia

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Many visitors to Big-5 game reserves take hundreds of great animal pictures but then never look at them or share them – they remain on a computer or CD for the rest of their days – what a waste!!


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Share Your Etosha Safari Pictures and Stories!

If you've been to Etosha and love it as much as we do, please do share your experiences, advice and tips!

We would be keen to try them on our next Etosha Safari and I'm sure others who visit this site will as well!

After a good day’s game viewing people gather around the campfire and relive the animal sightings of the day and reminisce about their unforgettable experiences…

• Perhaps you’ve had a very good, or very bad, Etosha experience?

• Maybe you have a favorite camp?

• Do you have a funny story to tell?

• Have you captured any special Etosha Photographs?

Other Visitor's Etosha Safari Stories...

Click below to see contributions from other people who are passionate about Namibia's Etosha National Park...

Wild Dogs tree a Leopard 
This didn't really occur in Etosha, but rather in Okonjima. It's close to Etosha though. In Okonjima which is part of AfriCat, Many of the animals are …

Birds in Etosha 
I know that we all want to find the big cats, but while you are waiting take a look of all the beautiful birds in Etosha Per

Male and female lion 
After half a day where we didn't see a lot we saw these 2 lions on the road

Out of the Box Photos 
These photos were taken during our March trip to Etosha. They were then manipulated in PS. Hope you enjoy.

Lions in the rain 
While watching two female lions at Klein Namutoni a sudden shower cam up just about sundown. The cats were lit up by the setting sun with a heavy rain …

Cheetah on the pan 
While on this last trip we were skunked with respect to photographing Leopards and all the elephants were up north, we did have some super Lion and Cheetah …

Patricia Pride Cubs 
Many of you have seen the photos that we took over the last 2.5 years of the Patricia pride cubs growing up. Well as we expected the boys are now gone. …

Black Mamba in the shower 
As many of you know, Sherry and I are hooked on Africa progressing from our first trip (a once in a lifetime) of two weeks to where we now take two 5 to …

Horsing around at Chudop 
When in Etosha this past September, we were able to photograph a group of Zebra playing rough. Look closely they were playing very, very rough.

Lions and Elephants at Kalkheuwel 
I've previously posted Photos of Lions and elephants at Rietfontein, well on that same trip (Sept. 2013) we photographed this same interaction at Kalkheuwel. …

Lions and Elephants  
On our last trip to Etosha, Sherry and I were ending the day at Rietfontein when a group of elephants arrived. We shot a couple of photos and then just …

The kids have grown the boys will soon be out? 
Sherry and I have just returned from a trip to southern Africa, including Etosha. While in Etosha we were able to once again photograph the Patricia pride …

Baby Elephants at Moringa 
While sitting at Moringa, a herd came to there waterhole. The Babies are of course the attraction, but the teenagers where not far behind.

Sightings at Olifantsbad 
Sightings at Olifantsbad

Etosha General Photos 
It is not always the lions, leopards and cheetahs that make a visit special. There are also other animals to photograph and enjoy. Here are a few.

Okaukuejo Waterhole 
While sitting at the Okaukuejo waterhole, i experimented photographing giraffes drinking and silhoutes at sundown. Here are the results.

Bad Behaviour in Etosha 
Came acroos this behaviour at Rietfontein Waterhole. Thought that the tour operartors knew better???

Obsevations at the Ombika Waterhole 
At the Ombika Waterhole we saw our first lions in the Etosha recently. Altough a lot of antelopes werer around the waterhole, none wanted to drink. Only …

Visit to Ozonjuitji m'Bari 
On my recent trip to Etosha, i went to the waterhole Ozonjuitji m'Bari in the west. This the furtherst waterhole in the west, if you don't have a booking …

Close encounter of the Pachyderm kind 
Sherry and I have often encountered elephants alone or in small groups on the roads of Etosha. We have always reacted in the same way. Pull over to the …

Martial and Secretary Bird 
In an earlier posting I mentioned that we were fortunate in seeing a Secretary bird chase a Martial eagle. We were on our way to one of Etosha's water …

Tawney at Chudop 
This past September we had the opportunity to photograph a Tawney eagle hanging out at the waterhole. After leaving the hole, he sat down in a tree where …

Reflections 1 
Recently Sherry and I have started taking more and more reflection shots. We've found that Etosha is excellent for this and with a little patience Chudop …

2 Female Lions with 6 kids (hungry Kids!!!) 
Sherry and I had the experience of over 3 days being able to photograph a group of 2 female lions with 6 cubs. While the cubs tried to feed from both females, …

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Two headed lion? 
Following the Siamese twin theme, while at the Chudop water hole in Etosha park we took this photo. Sort of neat isn't it. In actuality it is two …

SIAMESE TWINS? 
During a visit to Etosha in Oct, Jacqui and I saw a small pride of lions moving backwards and forwards between Salvadora and Charitsaub over the three …

The Lion Pride Take-over Part 4 
After the show, in and around the cars, the 3 males teamed up on one female. They chased her out into the tall grass where they caught up to her and one …

Close encounter with the Lions at Okondeka Waterhole 
We spent 8 brilliant days in Etosha and had so many memorable experiences it is hard to choose one. I found the Photographers guide to Etosha eBook indispensable!! …

The Lion Pride Takeover Part 3 
First I need to appologize for the quality of the remaining photos. Please remember that they were taken under changing circumstances. The 4th photo was …

The Lion Pride takeover part 2 
As the nomads got within about 200 meters of the young group. (one of the females isn't so young maybe the young males are hers??)they split up in a line …

A Lion Pride Take-over 
On our trip to Etosha this September, Sherry and I were in the right place at the right time. We actually saw a group of Nomad lions chase three young …

Lioness Protects her meal 
We were in the leopard triangle at the end closest to Namutoni, photographing the pride that hangs out in that area. When one of the large females got …

The road guard 
In March, we were the first out of Halali and were driving the road to Namutoni when Sherry spotted a female lion in the grass between the road and the …

Cats in the Flowers 
This march when we went to Etosha we were suprised on several fronts. One of which was the ability to obtain photos of all of the big cats framed by flowers. …

Cub who may have stepped over the line 
We previously posted photos of the cubs at the Chudob water hole. Most of the time that we were there, the large males were out and about. On our last …

More lion cubs at Chudob 
I previously posted photos of the cubs playing in the water at Chudob, and when going through our photos noted a large number of photos of the cubs just …

Leopards in Etosha 3-12 
As previously mentioned, Sherry and I were very lucky in being able to photograph Leopards near Namutomi. Previously we had good luck near Halali. This …

Who says lions dislike water? 
When on our March trip, we once again took a lot of photos of the cubs playing at Chudob, including these of them playing in the water. This appears to …

Cheetah with two cubs 
In September of 2011 Sherry and I watched and took a couple of photos (at a distance) of a cheetah mom and two cubs. This march we once again saw a mom …

Cubs Grow up at Chudop 
In September Sherry and I were lucky to get some photos of cubs from the pride that considers Chudop part of its territory. These photos, the first two …

Swallowtaild bee eater  
Sherry and I were driving down the main road in Etosha, and while we seldom take bird photos, (not sure why) we came upon these two feeding on something …

More lions at Goas 
As there was some interest in the previous post on the lion pride we photographed at the Goas water hole here are a few more. Hope you enjoy.

Lions at Goas 
One day Sherry and I were at Goas waiting for our favorite leopards, when a pride of 5 adult females and two young adult males came on the scene. so much …

Lions on the Pan (If predation bothers you do not look) 
Here are some additional photos of the interaction that we witnessed between two large males dividing a young oryx. These were on the card I almost reformated. …

More lions in a Golden Light 
I was clearing my CF cards yesterday and found one that I had overlooked. It contains more of the lions at Chudop and the interaction between the two large …

Cheetah in a golden light 
While in Etosha we were scanning a group of Widebeest when we saw a cat in the tall grass out about 300 meters. After some examination we determined it …

Another way of looking at it 
For those of you who enjoyed the manipulated photos, here is another way to display your photographs that I think is neat. It is often refered to as OTB …

Sometimes everything isn't in Focus 
The photographs used to produce these images were taken in Etosha and Kruger. The images might not have been perfect and could have been thrown out. Instead …

Lions in a Golden light 
In September of 2011, there was a pride of lions spending time near the Chudop water hole. The pride consisted of two old males, one younger male, two …

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Male Leopard in road near fire 
In September of 2011, there was a significant fire in Etosha which burned large portions of the park. Sherry and I had just left the Goas water hole, where …

Fire in the park 
In September of this year (2011) we witnessed a significant portion of the bush in Etosha burn. The park employees set backfires to reduce the impact, …

Lions discuss dinner 
This year (Sept 2011) we were very fortunate in being able to Photograph a pair of large male lions arguing (not fighting) over the remains of a small …

Leopard before the Porcupine 
Close up of an Etosha Leopard. In my previous post, I introduced a young leopard that chased a Porcupine. In that post I mentioned that she was close to …

Black-faced and Black-backed 
Some images from our recent trip where we stayed at Halali restcamp in Etosha...

Photos of Etosha 
Etosha is one of the best areas to photograph wild animals!

The dusty charge of the Etosha Elephants 
A dusty charge of elephants to Rietfontein Waterhole in Etosha - and look who is leading the charge!!

Cooling Off 
This elephant soaked his feet, had a long drink and then moved off.

Out of the way, please sir! 
This elephant wanted to walk in the road and was not going to give way to the vehicle! At least this driver knew who would win such a confrontation and …

Etosha Elephants  
Rietfontein and Goas waterholes near Halali camp are excellent places to photograph elephants

Black Faced Impala at Etosha 
This image was taken on a recent trip to Etosha and it was the first time I had photographed black faced impala

Coming at You 
A Black Rhino heading our way at Goas waterhole at dusk.

A Noble Goshawk 
Perfectly perched Goshawk

The Boss 
A Black Rhino at Goas Waterhole.

The Long The Tall and The Short 
Elephants in Etosha - What an experience!

Survival 
A vulture takes on a jackal at a zebra kill

Etosha Summer - 1 
Lion yawning - My wife and I visited Etosha in January 2010. I know that normally summer isn't the best time to visit Etosha if your looking for game,( …

Zebras in the mist... 
In Etosha's dry season (July - September) animals tend to drink all day but the herds seemed to be most active at dusk. We used to sit at the wall at …

Etosha Summer - 2 
My wife and I visited Etosha in January 2010. I know that normally summer isn't the best time to visit Etosha if you are looking for game, (although the …

Blurred panic 
This photograph was taken at Okakuejo waterhole at midday. The light was very bright so I had set my aperture to f16 and my ISO to 100. I didn't expect …

Flying Impala 
We drove to Goas waterhole near Halali in Etosha and were watching a group of black-faced impala. Everything was calm when suddenly something spooked …

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