Not too exciting of a drive. Had lunch and had a sad departure from Kim and Angie in Tsumeb.
Just outside of Tsumeb stopped at Lake Otjikoto. It was beautiful, but a bit disappointing - very touristy and smaller than I expected. Basically it's a deep hole filled most of the way with water - looks a bit like a small Crater Lake. It was peaceful but very hot.
Got to Etosha early evening - a day earlier than planned. We decided to try and go in instead of camping somewhere outside. Within a 1000 yards of the gate we saw our first giraffe! It was very surreal. Saw lots more giraffes. Got to our camp at 5:30 and decided it was the perfect time to go for a game drive - so off we went.
We drove for about half an hour and saw lots of zebra - some with babies. Lots of giraffes and wildebeest, and even a buffalo (our first of the big five). Eventually ended up at Chudob water hole and spent nearly an hour an a half watching the show - only left because we had to be back in camp by 7:30. At the water hole we saw an amazing selection of Giraffe, Zebra, Impala, Gemsbok (Oryx), Wildebeest, Springbok, Ostrich, Bat Eared Fox, and Side-striped Jackal all interacting!
Back at camp we decided to cook when we found out how expensive the restaurant was. Had a great pasta with smoked ostrich meat and Amurula for desert. Right after diner it started to dump rain - but it only lasted as long as it took us to set up the tents.