So after an amazing few months spent driving through southern Africa visiting nature reserves, national parks and doing our very own self-drive safaris, I thought it was only right that I re-watch The Lion King (for the hundredth time). I couldn't help notice how similar it was (song and dance numbers notwithstanding) to our real …
After such an amazing day in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park I had high hopes for Etosha, and it did not disappoint. Every single day we saw giraffe and zebra, wildebeest and hartebeest, rhinos, elephants, and lions. We even saw two leopards! If you only have time for one safari in Southern Africa, here's why you should choose Etosha.
The Namib-Skeleton National Park covers the entire coast of Namibia, stretching 1579km from Ugab River in the south to the border of Angola in the north, aptly named for the countless shipwrecks hidden along it's seemingly endless coast. You'll also find relentless sand dunes, cute little German towns and one of the world's largest Cape Fur seal colonies.
Sossusvlei is one of the top natural atractions in Namibia, and for good reason. Here you will find towering red and white sand dunes, the winding Sesriem Canyon and the famous Deadvlei.
The Fish River Canyon, located in southern Namibia, is the second largest in the world after the Grand Canyon. Those brave (and crazy) enough can take on the 90km trail following the winding river, taking an average of 5 days and 4 nights to complete one of the top hikes in the world.