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Travel Namibia 25

26 Travel Namibia ¦ 1 AUS A good all- rounder. A natural spring that is surrounded by mopane trees. A solar water pump is used occasionally here. Waterholes are fi lled in rotation so it is worth asking at camp information about which holes have been most recently topped up. ¦ 2 GOAS A favourite with Wilderness Safari guide Martin Benadie. Described as ' wildlife central' by wildlife photographers Steve and Ann Toon. ¦ 3 GEMSBOKVLAKTE Another good all- rounder. Best in the afternoon. ¦ 4 HALALI Quiet when there is plenty of water elsewhere, but in the dry season it is possible to see leopard and black rhino after dark. ¦ 5 KOINACHAS A reed island in the centre of the pool attracts birds. ¦ 6 KAPUPUHEDI The backdrop of the pan makes great pictures if you are lucky enough to fi nd game there. AND THE BEST OF THE REST ¦ 7 KLEIN AND GROOT OKEVI A good all- rounder at the beginning and end of the day. Abram Tsumib of Onguma Lodge says that Groot Okevi is sometimes used by hunting lions, while Klein Okevi is a favourite with elephants. ¦ 8 OKERFONTEIN Cheetah, which are diffi cult to spot in Etosha, are known to drink here occasionally. ¦ 9 OLIFANTSBAD literally translated as ' elephants' bath'. Also popular with black- faced impala. ¦ 10 OMBIKA Close to Andersson's Gate. Noted for lions in the early OKONDEKA lies right on the edge of the pan some way north of Okaukuejo, but it is worth the trip. Martin Nghitongo says it can attract concentrations of all Etosha's game. Lion are often spotted here, and photographs with the pan in the background are stunning. The afternoon is best for pictures. 1 10 3 6 12 9 OKAUKUEJO is perhaps Etosha's best waterhole and it is right at the restcamp. You can sit on park benches with a cool beer and watch the wildlife come and go. Floodlit at night, Okaukuejo is your best bet for spotting black rhino. NEBROWNII is a small hole worth checking out on the way into Okaukuejo Camp as it is just 200m off the main road. Etosha