We are on white rhino patrol today.
But before we start in earnest, we see a clump of vehicles on the road. Drive up and see that two lions, a male and a female, are resting right beside the road. We join the hoard and manage some terrific shots.
Back again on rhino patrol.
Our eyes are keen. We look across the grasslands for a large dark shape that might be a rhino. We look in the shade under trees and shrubs for resting rhinos.
No rhinos yet, but we see a tiny tortoise, a mother hyena and her pups and lots of elephants and giraffes. And lots of tourists and traffic. This side of the park is much busier than the west side.
It’s odd how circumstances work out to help solve things. We stopped for a quick lunch on the side of a small road, then decided to make a pit stop at the Toilet near where we were. As we walked to the washrooms, we say HI to a fellow and he says….which way are you headed? There’s a rhino just down the road further, under a large bush. Looks like he’s there to stay for awhile. We thank him profusely and hop in the truck to find the rhino. There he is hiding from the sun under a tree. It is funny how things work out-stopping for lunch to make the timing work out to meet this fellow who we happen to chat to. Weird how the world works.
So, we found our white rhino today. We also saw animals we didn’t see yesterday so it has been a great couple of days in Etosha National Park.