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We’ve been traveling for about half a week now with a group of seventeen. We’re traveling in three cars. Today is the day on which we will finally visit Etosha National Park. The day before we left from Maun in Botswana and we’ve driven via the border all the way to Etosha. For those among us that look at maps sometimes: that is quite a distance. We left at 6 in the morning and about 2.30 in the night we arrived. We quickly put up our tents and at 5.30 we were already waiting at the gates of Etosha. But now it’s finally happening: a visit to the famous Etosha!

Waiting for a lynx…

It’s been a while since I’ve decided to focus on cats abroad (read here why). So I had all kinds of great plans, but I hadn’t actually seen any cats yet. So I wanted to do something about that that! The Iberian lynx is the rarest cat species in the world and is threatened by extinction. Luckily things are looking better now for the species, but still the number of individuals is around 500, so not that much actually. This cat is however much more easy to see than the Eurasian lynx. All you have to do is go to the Sierra de Andujar in Spain and with a bit of luck you will see it. That’s also my plan, but instead of driving up and down the road over there and scoping off the area in the hope of bumping in to one, I want to have it really close. That’s why I’ve booked a photo hide for three days in the area, hoping to get one walking by real close. After a flight from Amsterdam to Malaga, I drove my rental car to Andujar to sleep a night in the car over there. The next morning I’m taken with a 4×4 into the area to one of the hides. When I’m all set over there, the waiting can start…