Solitaire – The Best Town in Namibia

And so the saga with the bees continued. I opened my sleepy eyes, safe within my roof-top tent. Outside I could hear insistent buzzing as bee after bee flew past our tent, some bashing into it. The Rostock Ritz campsite may be beautiful but damn, they have an awful bee problem! There are bees absolutely… Read More

Monday, 22 January 2018

Broken Down in the Middle of the Desert

I opened the door to the car, the midday sun scorching down on my back. I wiped the sweat from my brow as I clambered into the car, burning my legs on the hot, black leather seats. I fumbled around for the key, clicked it into the ignition and turned it. The car gave a… Read More

Monday, 15 January 2018

Exploring Canyons in the Namib Desert

After not seeing any shipwrecks at the Skeleton coast, I was determined to hit the rest of our road-trip at full speed and really embrace every moment of it. I knew the next part of the trip would take us somewhere really exciting - OK, I know I've said that about everywhere in Namibia but… Read More

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Disappointment at the Skeleton Coast: The Frustrating Side of Namibia

I was in the Skeleton Coast, my excitement almost bubbling over. For so long I had wanted to visit this treacherous stretch of coastline where numerous ships had fallen to their sandy graves, becoming prisoner to the heartless desert. Sometimes known as 'the gates of hell', this eerie coastline of Namibia has always tugged at… Read More

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Damaraland: An Adventurer’s Dream

I was still buzzing after coming face to face with a wild lioness in Etosha National Park. I honestly didn't know how my road-trip would get any better. Seeing a wild lion has been on my bucket-list since I was a small child. Oh, and it was everything as fantastic as I thought it would… Read More

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Acing a Self-Drive Safari in Etosha

The sun rose over our campsite in Onguma for a second and final time. Today was the day that we were leaving Onguma, situated just outside the eastern border to Etosha. Fortunately, we had managed to shift our plans and instead of staying all the way in Damaraland that night, we were hopefully going to… Read More

Thursday, 7 December 2017

An Explosive 2 Days in Luxurious Onguma

I know what you're thinking - what the heck could this article possibly be about? Explosive and luxurious are two adjectives that you wouldn't really put in the same sentence as they are so different. Well, we rocked up at the Tamboti Luxury campsite at Onguma Fort late on a Sunday evening. I can see… Read More

Monday, 4 December 2017

Hand-Feeding Ostriches & Getting Hopelessly Lost

My first few days in Namibia certainly yielded a rollercoaster of emotions for me. Whilst everything from the landscape to the animals to the food and the people were fantastic, it' safe to say that a couple of things simply didn't go to plan. Let's have a quick recap in case you are new to… Read More

Friday, 1 December 2017

Driving in 35°C Heat with No Air-Con

On our first full day in Namibia we drove our rental car to the mechanic and handed back the keys to the rental company. How did this all come to be? Well, let's rewind a couple of hours to our joyous visit to N/a'an ku sê wildlife sanctuary. We were ecstatic after experiencing an incredibly… Read More

Friday, 24 November 2017