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Leopard Tracking

Okonjima Nature Reserve

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We finally made it to our first camp. So far no issues along the way. After three travel days it is now time to relax into nature. The sounds, smells and vistas all contribute to our incredible experiences.
Okonjima nature reserve was at one time a cattle farm. Leopard and brown hyena have been here a long time and ultimately farming cattle just was not practical. So now the cattle are gone and in addition to the leopard and hyena there are many animals, birds, butterflies and interesting plants.
At this camp they have collared some of the leopards so they can track them. I really never thought we would find a leopard in the thick bush, but we did. I also want to add that this year Namibia had a tremendous amount of rain and so the grasses are very high making it difficult to get clear photographs. This does not take away from the experience, but it does frustrate the photographer in me.
On tonight’s game drive we will look for the big male leopard, giraffe, zebra and a good sunset spot.
We have a lot to look forward to and I am trying to take it all in. This is a great place to practice being in the moment.
Life is good here in Namibia.

Posted by Lauriesam 10:46 Archived in Namibia Tagged #wildlife #namibia #africanadventure #bucketlist #selfdrivenamibia #meetingnewpeople #leopard_tracking #lovenature #okonjimanaturereserve

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