Erin eats exotic animals
Jun 12, 2023

Erin eats exotic animals

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Last week I ate zebra…and I liked it! It tastes like a steak actually. In Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, there’s an (in)famous place called Joe’s that serves up all kinds of safari fare. So I went with my friends to be serious carnivores for the night. As it turns out, I was the tame one! Just look at all the other animals my friends ate:

Kudu (a crowd favorite)
and also…




and Zebra!

The weird thing was, we had just seen all these animals during our 2-day safari in Etosha National Park. Etosha is amazing, comprising more than 22,912 square kilometers (14,000 miles). It’s called the Great White Place because of the growing salt pan smack dab in the center of it.

My favorite part of Etosha was the watering hole by our Okaukuejo Camp (one of three in the park). This man-made lake was surrounded on one side by flood lights and viewing benches.

It was the perfect place to grab a beer, sit back and watch the animals wander by to water themselves. In one night we saw elephant herds, giraffes, jackles, impala, rhinos and lions.

Hey wait – that’s sounding like a menu again! Remember folks — TIA (This is Africa) – we eat our animals here!

Erin Michelson is a social entrepreneur and world traveler. A self-styled Adventure Philanthropist, Erin is embarking on a 2-year global giving adventure called Erin Goes Global. Starting in Fiji on New Year’s Day 2011, Erin Michelson will travel to more than 70 counties on 7 continents during 2011-2012. Along the way, Erin will be volunteering with global non-profit organizations, including building wells in Uganda and tutoring young girls in Bangladeshi boat villages. She’s donated $25,000 and is holding monthly polls to see which worthy nonprofits receive the grants!