Despite a few unfortunate events at Khaudum National Park, there were plenty of positive and remarkable memories made. Within its remote location and harsh landscape, the Kalahari Desert around Khaudum National Park is full of life. With summer and the rainy season not far away, most animals had started a new generation of life already. Watching animal offspring is just as amusing as watching human youngsters. I didn’t expect to see this explosion of wildlife here in dry and dusty conditions. I was proven wrong once more. With little human intervention, these animals can roam as they wish. That alone is a step in the right direction.
All Antelope had young ones in their herd. This Oryx herd ran off before I got my camera ready. Driving and taking photos still isn’t any easier.
The Roan Antelope herds I saw all had quite a few newborn.
These wildebeest were last years generation, nevertheless, cute to watch at the source of life.
The warthog family lined up around this waterhole.
I surprised this ostrich father and little ones after sunset, coming around a tight corner.
The chicks were barely as tall as the grass, trying to keep up with dad.
The lion cubs I watched for 3 days were just as curious about me. It’s nice to know that they have a bright future ahead in this National Park.
The playful youngster award clearly goes to the elephants. OM-D, watching these clowns of the desert is something everyone should see.
Whether they were imitating their brothers behaviour.
Or walked in line with their mom.
Some were up to mischief, their tiny tusks give away their young age. Although elephants don’t have a calving season, there were many many around.
Most of the times, they were seeking shelter from mom. Closely watched by mom and other adults of the herd, the youngsters enjoyed their youthful freedom.
Particularly around water and mud holes, the young elephants seemed to have lost their sense of reality.
Coming out off a waterhole is a slippery task for those short elephant legs. Mom and the rest off the herd always lend a helping trunk. I really do hope to see all these youngsters just as wild and free next time I visit Khaudum National Park. What a magnificent part of the Kalahari Desert.