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

Falling in Love with 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 National Park

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

Hand-Feeding Ostriches & Getting Hopelessly Lost in Namibia

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 through the Scorching Namibian Desert 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

A Morning at 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 sun scorching… Read More

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

The Realities of Travel: Our Disastrous First Night in Namibia

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, I honestly expected to sleep like a baby… Read More

Tuesday, 21 November 2017