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Training Log Archive: Suzanne

In the 7 days ending Oct 23:

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Sunday Oct 23 #


Sand dunes were SO fun!

To Johannesburg tomorrow to catch a flight to Richard's Bay to Mozambique for scuba diving.

Thursday Oct 20 #


Morning drive on the Plateau - a white rhino & baby. Plus some roan (rare antelope, national animal of Namibia).

Wednesday Oct 19 #


Baboons are annoying in the campsite.

At Waterbury plateau now - and we could actually go for a short hike! We also found out there is a 42km 4-day loop you can hike, but you have to have permits and can only start on certain days, and you can not use the trails otherwise. But, looks super fun in case some of you will plan a trip here in the future :)

Tuesday Oct 18 #


Haven't had much internet. But, lots of animals. Which makes it worth the epic number of hours spent in a car on Safari.

2-3 herds of elephants playing in a waterhole near our camp (bonus - we didn't have to sit in the car for this one) + hundreds of antilope varieties and gnu.

pride of lions eating a baby rhino.

many lions

ostriches look funny.

see a few photos at instagram/zanarmstrong

Back to no internet...


More notes:

Etosha day 1: rhino by the road just after we entered the national park. Another at the waterhole at night near the campground. Lots of giraffes, springbok, gnu on the drive in.

Day 2: zebras in the forest. Many giraffe. Then at a waterhole: one lion making the zebras, giraffes, antelope, and springbok stay away or be very cautious. Amazing how the antelope had some stand and watch the lion while the others drank water. Finally the lion got up to walk a few steps and we could see it had a limp. Amazing to watch how the lion's presence affected all the animals behavior. After a long while we decided to leave, and saw a younger lion entering to the side. A little while later there were 9 more lions! Amazing to watch how the male and female lions behaved.

Day 3: early morning drive. And afternoon. Saw hundreds of nervous animals at one waterhole. Giraffes look fantastic lily graceful, except when drinking water :). Guided night drive took us back to the same waterhole (but a part we couldn't go to on our own)...and we saw that there were lions with a dead baby rhino nearby. No wonder all the animals had been so nervous earlier with a pride of lions nearby.

Day 4: elephants!!!!

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