Etosha is full of other hoofed animals, such as springbok, gemsbok, wildebeest and impala, as seen below.
We spent a night inside the national park, near a water hole which was popular with the park's elephants.
After spending many days on safari in the Okavango Delta in Botswana and Etosha in Namibia, we still had not caught a glimpse of the king of the jungle, the lion. (The phrase, "king of the jungle," is a misnomer, since lions live in the savannah--such as that found in Etosha, the Okavango Delta, and other African plains--not the jungle.) On our final day in Etosha, as we drove toward the park exit, we had resigned ourselves to not seeing a lion. It was just then that a group of four lionesses sauntered into view, onto the road, and right in front of our car.
As the lionesses walked along the road, they approached a road construction crew. The workers, who at least were all inside vehicles at the time, ought receive some sort of hazard pay for working in lion territory.
Above are a few photos of the four of us goofing around with Nick's camera and tripod on the vast salt-desert pan which lies at the center of Etosha National Park. Even more than the animals we saw, what I will remember most about our time in Etosha is the great times I had with my wonderful human companions.