Okaukuejo Waterhole

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The animals who visited on the first night of our stay included three black rhino, three giraffes, two jackals and an assortment of avian friends.

The waterhole is floodlit after dark to improve the visibility. In this seemingly improbable scene, a rhino was having a dip to cool off while one of the giraffes was preparing and positioning itself bend down for a drink.

We were delighted by the show, a short walk from the restaurant and our spartan, double room. The double room accommodations at Okaukuejo Rest Camp are tight and rugged, but the animals don’t care. We likewise thought it best to ignore the state of the facilities and focus on the natural environment, a spectacle of creatures not to be seen in California.

Okaukuejo Rest Camp, Etosha National Park
Visited December 31, 2018 through early morning on January 2, 2019.

About RJ

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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