Because you can’t get too much of a good thing, I decided to take another safari trip – this time to Etosha National Park in the north of Namibia. The terrain is very different; Namibia is very dry and there are huge salt pans in the area, meaning sparse foliage and very little water, which make ideal conditions for spotting animals. As October is about as hot as it gets before the rain (hopefully) comes, it was the perfect time to go.
I was desperate to see a rhino, which was so far the only one of the ‘big 5’ (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino) that had eluded me in Zambia. I wasn’t disappointed. It’s amazing that the giraffes and zebra are quite different to the Zambian ones in both colour and pattern. I travelled with Chameleon Safaris, who I would recommend.