Etosha National Park

To Know Emptiness: Stories of Driving Around Namibia

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Crossing the Tropic of Capricorn in Namibia

One time while I was traveling, I felt like I was exploring a potential future. It wasn’t in some angular futuristic metropolis of Eastern Asia — it was in Varanasi, India, one of the world’s oldest cities. I remember the crowdedness, sitting in cars while drivers tried to move through masses of humanity, the buildings […]

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On Rhinos and Lions and Other Elusive Creatures

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Springboks and Lions in Etosha National Park, Namibia

There were times in Etosha National Park when it felt like we were driving through an episode of BBC’s Planet Earth. At other times, it was like, “Hello! Are there any animals out there?” It quickly became clear that we were not in a zoo, nor in a nature documentary. Humans are used to manipulating […]

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Photo Essay: The Wildlife and Landscapes of Etosha National Park in Namibia

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Zebras at Etosha National Park in Namibia

Etosha National Park is 22,000 square kilometers of wildlife wonderland in northwestern Namibia. Over the course of three days, we made our way from the eastern side of the park to the western side, driving along a huge salt flat and spotting animals everywhere: As soon as we entered the park, we saw zebras having […]

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