Animal watch: Antelopes
That was my first day in Namibia here and of course I went all the way to Africa to watch wild animals, this Daan Viljoen Game Park was a good start before getting into the real wild life of the more famous parks later. Anyway, here I could spot some common antelopes as in this case were few springboks.
Daan Viljoen Hiking Trail
The game park excludes potentially dangerous game species such as elephant, buffalo and the large cats, which means that visitors can safely explore the park on foot. The trail is undertaken at the hikers' own risk. Own food and water must be provided. The unguided trail of 32 km is open to groups of 3 to 12 persons and 32 km long (normally completed in two days).
Departure time: daily at 9.00 form the park's office, duration: 1 or 2 days.
Reservations should be made well in advance. The price: 135 N$ per person.( check for price increases)
Own transport, food and water must be arranged.
- Family Travel
- Road Trip
If you have the time and it is warm enough (it is usually is) in the camp there is also a swimming pool and as you can see from this photo, it was not very crowded :)
Daan Viljoen Lake
There is a small lake in this Daan Viljoen Park, not sure of its name but this is unique and very special in this dry environment has lots of animals and birds around it.
Animal warch: Small Animals
While hanging around here in the park, watch out also for the small animals, sometimes they are not that easy to spot as they have perfect camouflage. In this case, few small lizards.
Animal watch: Gnu
The Daan Viljoen Game Park is good for walking and no needed to use the car while hanging around here, I guess it is also rather safe. In this case I spotted not very far from us this Gnu.