A Tough Lesson: Why You Should Always Book in Advance

I considered amending my previous blog post on choosing the perfect car for a Namibian road-trip with the new information that I've learnt. However, after much deliberation I decided that what I've learnt today requires a post to itself and doesn't directly affect the content of my last post. You must read this post if… Read More

Monday, 25 September 2017

Guide to Choosing the Perfect Car for a Namibian Road-Trip

After booking my flights to Namibia (a horrible, stressful experience which you can read about here), it's now time to consider what car to rent for my 2-week road-trip round this fantastic African country. If you are road-tripping around any country, your vehicle is arguably more important than your accommodation as it will be taking… Read More

Sunday, 24 September 2017

How to Avoid Getting Ripped Off Buying Flights

I have just bought my flights to Namibia for this winter (hallelujah!) I wish I could say that it was a pleasant experience, after all, why shouldn't it be? When booking flights, we are booking tickets to visit a foreign country, an exciting and liberating experience. Therefore booking it should be filled with pleasure and… Read More

Friday, 15 September 2017

How to Plan a 14 Day Road Trip Around Namibia

Yep, you heard right - I am going back to Namibia. OK, I haven't actually booked my flights yet but I'm around 99% sure that I will be flying to Namibia before the end of this year and I couldn't be more excited. I have had several sleepless nights tossing and turning, my mind buzzing… Read More

Friday, 8 September 2017

The Bushman Village

On my second and final Saturday at N/a'an ku sê, we went to the Bushman Village. The Bushman Village was a new addition to the reserve. The Bushman Village is known as the Ancient San Skills Academy, which is a traditional San Village that San Bushmen base themselves at for various periods of time. The… Read More

Sunday, 11 August 2013

My Last Week in Namibia

During my last week, I took part on many exciting activities such as: game count, research and being in a hide and watching animals come and go to a waterhole. On my last day of activities (Friday), I could choose to do whatever two activities that I wanted. I decided to go on a caracal… Read More

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Looking After a Baby Baboon For the Night

Baboons were one of the key animals at the wildlife sanctuary and they were there in abundance. Unfortunately, mother baboons are shot frequently by farmers and their orphaned offspring are then rescued. The baboons then go through several stages and become part of a troop at the sanctuary. The first stage is the baby stage,… Read More

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Meeting Samira the Cheetah

It was in my second week at N/a'an ku sê that I had the luxury of meeting Samira. During one of our research tasks, we had to take paw-prints from Samira so that they could be put on the sanctuary's database. Each cat leaves unique paw-prints in the earth that can be used to identify… Read More

Tuesday, 6 August 2013