After spending a year in my home country, it was time to start exploring again. Whenever I want to go abroad, Africa seems to always call to me. This time it was Namibia tugging on my heart. I've been to Namibia before but when I last visited, I spent the duration of my trip working on a sanctuary and didn't really get to see much of the country. Even without exploring the country, my Namibia trip was one of the best experiences of my life.

This time I was setting myself my most ambitious adventure yet: a 2 week road-trip round Namibia to aim to see as much of the country as possible. In my planned route, I was going to hit the sanctuary again before entering unchartered territory with Etosha National Park, the renowned (and albeit slightly eerie) Skeleton Coast and the towering red dunes of Sossusvlei.

So follow me on my journey round Namibia as I delve into a truly life-changing adventure.

Namibia RoadTrip Blog Posts

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Landing in a Thunderstorm in Namibia

I sat with my face pressed against the glass of the aeroplane, my camera in hand. I could feel my heart pounding with excitement as my eyes soaked in the vast landscape below. The world underneath us was a very different world from that which I had come from. There wasn't a settlement... Read more.

MONDAY, 20 NOVEMBER 2017


The Realities of Travel: Sometimes It's All Too Much

I wasn't going to write this blog post. I felt it was just a little too personal to share. However, the words just seemed to tumble out and I like being completely honest with my readers. After over 24 hours of travel in order to reach Namibia... Read more.

TUESDAY, 21 NOVEMBER 2017


Returning to N/a'an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary

I was there. I was in Namibia. After a very taxing day of travel, I unfortunately had a fitful night's sleep. I'm not sure how many hours I slept that night but I know I was up for around 2 or 3 in the middle of the night. I woke up to the... Read more.

WEDNESDAY, 22 NOVEMBER 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


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... Read more.

FRIDAY, 1 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... Read more.

MONDAY, 4 DECEMBER 2017


Acing a Self-Drive 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... Read more.

THURSDAY, 7 DECEMBER 2017


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... Read more.

WEDNESDAY, 13 DECEMBER 2017


I Felt Like I was on Another Planet: The Drive to The Skeleton Coast

Dawn light filtered through our tent. I emerged from my sleeping bag, a crumpled heap squashed up to one side of the tent. What a night. I'm not sure what was more scary: the lions roaring outside or that god-damn mosquito... Read more.

TUESDAY, 19 DECEMBER 2017


Disappointment at The Skeleton Coast: The Frustrating Side of Namibia

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 ... Read more.

THURSDAY, 4 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... Read more.

SATURDAY, 13 JANUARY 2018


Broken Down in the Middle of the Desert

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... Read more.

MONDAY, 15 JANUARY 2018


Planning for My Namibia RoadTrip

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