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Rare Animal Sightings - Namibia & Botswana


Namibia and Botswana are amazing places to see African animals. When you wake up each morning you start your day already on Safaris.

Upon landing in Namibia, we saw our first baboon while taxiing on the runway. For our second trip, we actually didn't see any African wildlife until we'd driven about 4km from the airport.

Some wildlife like certain types of antelope and zebra can be seen in the thousands each day. Others like elephants and giraffes can be seen in the hundreds. Seeing those animals are a guarantee. Below are photos of the rare ones. There is no guarantees with these ones. We got lucky!

1. The caracal.


2. The leopard.


3. The black rhino.


4. The white rhino.


5. Lions. Lions are special. 7 lions are really special.


6. The Verreaux's eagle-owl. This bird was massive. Check out the pink eyelids.


7. The Eland. Maybe only rare for us. A total of more than 10,000 km driven and only this glimpse of an Eland for the effort.


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