At the 2nd day we left the camp Okaukuejo early in the mornings at sunrise and drove towards Halai about the
Olifant's Drive. After approx. ½ hours, we had the gigantic luck, to see lying in the bush 3 male young lions
approx. 20 m far from the path. Because one car had already stopped, we could not overlook the lions. It was
an excellent view of the animals and we had enough time to observe them.
Unfortunately, this encounter should been the only with pedatory feline. On our trip 3 years ago to
South-Africa we had frequently encounters with predators in the Krüger National Park, although it is fundamental
bigger and more impenetrable, than the Etosha national park.
Later on our trip we still crossed the water hole "Olifants". Here were, as the name suggest, to see a large
number of elephants as well as some Red Hartebeests. Typical for the Etosha national park near Halali is the
compact Mopane Forrest. In this "thicket" it is very difficult to find animals.
Close to Halai there are some, according to travel guides, as reliable described water holes, e.g., "Salvadora",
what we can't confirm. A little Highlight near Salvadora was a herd of Spotted hyaena which had to do with a tear in a long distance. Hyaenas are principally night bird animals and during the day rarely to see.
The most interesting water holes in this surrounding area are "Rietfontein" and "Goas" as well as the water
hole directly in the camp. In both first mentioned, Oryx, Giraffes, Impalas, Red Hartebeests, Gnus, Kudus
and just everywhere Zebras could be observed.
The water hole in the camp is situated a little bit outside and can be reached on foot also after
nightfall. It is illuminated like the water hole in the camp Okaukuejo. Here we saw mainly Black rhinoceros,
also a Leopard was sighted.