Etosha National Park in Namibia is one of the top game viewing sites in Africa. The park was created over 100 years ago and is huge, larger than the state of New Jersey. We spent three days driving around the park during dry season. That’s the best time to visit since the animals must come out of hiding and flock to the waterholes to drink.
On any given day a visitor will spot zebras, giraffes, elephants, springbok, oryx and more. With a bit of luck a rhino or lion will come sauntering by. We were lucky to see both of those as well.
Namibia is a prime destination for self-drive tours in Africa. With the second lowest population density in the world (after only Mongolia) there were times when we were the only car for miles as we gazed upon the animals.
The zebras sort of surprised us. To begin with, they’re not all black and white. Some of them have a fair amount of tan coloring which we hadn’t expected. They also pretty much just stand around all day without much to do.
Pictures of Zebras at Etosha National Park in Namibia
They also seem pretty dense, just standing in the road staring us without a thought of moving. In that way they were sort of like donkeys with stripes.
Larissa just loved how many of the zebras stood around all day doing the zebra version of spooning.
The lone springbok (the one that looks like a deer) seems a bit lost among all the zebras at this waterhole in Etosha.
These zebras don’t realize it yet but they’re about to get kicked out of the waterhole by the big, bad elephant.
There’s always somebody who’s the last one to get the memo.
Here’s a short video of zebras moseying around the park: