ALLIE: DAY 18: Sunday, 4th of March
A hike in a game park and a relaxing afternoon at the chameleon
|Wilderbeast in the game park|
How to spend our last day in Namibia? There aren’t many options. So we drive 20 km out of town to the Deen Veljoen game park. A strict looking black lady takes detailed account of our passport numbers, nationality, car number etc. At another office we are asked to pay 90 rand entrance fee. For what we wonder? Instead of finding a lush green paradise we enter a barren landscape where only some herds of wilderbeast, a few kudus and mountain zebras manage to survive.
But we are supposed to hike 9 km on the roiboos trail. It’s already getting very hot and we still haven’t found the start of the hiking trail. The nature conservation people seem to be enthusiasts in scouting, because we have to search for white sticks or arrows to make sure we are on the right trail.
|Kudu (internet photo)|
It’s getting time to move on. We certainly haven’t seen all there is to see in Namibia, but I think we have gained a good insight into local lifestyle, various landscapes and the dangers of travelling here!
|Chameleon Lodge Windhoek|
PHIL: Mar 4/Day 18
Allie back on form and raring to climb mountains. She sees one in a nearby wildlife park with a 9km trek to a peak marked 1750m.I gasp, but when we get there it is evident that the trail starts at 1500m, so it’s quite acceptable even to me. Quite a bit of wildlife and hardly any humans, so a very satisfactory end to our stay in
Back to the Chameleon Backpackers for a packing and e-mail session before our early departure tomorrow.