Category Archives: Namibia

Interview with a Viking

One gorgeous morning on the deck at Caprivi Houseboat Safari Lodge (and camping) I set out to interview the Viking himself.  We are overlooking the Zambezi River, with Zambia visible on the banks on the other side.  The sun is shining, the birds … Continue reading

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Mamili National Park

As you travel eastwards, the narrow Caprivi Strip opens up into the Eastern Caprivi – a triangle of land that looks to me like a foot at the end of a long leg.  The Caprivi part of Namibia has its … Continue reading

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Our home at Roy’s

It happens sometimes.  You arrive at a campsite, and before you know it, days have passed and you’ve lost track of how long you’ve enjoyed your home.  Djidjack south of Dakar, Senegal was one such place.  Roy’s Rest Camp north … Continue reading

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A day in the life …

We thought we’d share with you a day spent in a campsite – one of the those we aren’t on the move. Time to wake up!  Our canvas rooftop tent is very dark, and so we are very rarely woken … Continue reading

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A techie update

Thought I’d give a quick update on some vehicle techie issues. One of the suggestions we received when we had our initial discussions about vehicle preparation was to install a fuse box in the vehicle. This fuse box would run … Continue reading

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Time for something a little different

We thought we’d do something a little different … I am sure you all have questions you’d like to ask us about our trip so far.  When we travelled with Scott and Karl in Botswana, they had a few questions … Continue reading

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A word or two on camping styles

So, we have had a few humorous experiences camping, and we thought a little guide would be useful to help Europeans and Africans understand each other.   Camping – southern African Style This is how a typical southern African selects … Continue reading

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Namib-Naukluft Park

The Namib-Naukluft Park is a park of contrasts; in the Namib part there is sand and koppies (small stone hills); in the Naukluft part there is sand and mountains (large stone hills). The main difference between the two (apart from … Continue reading

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Sossusvlei

After a truly fantastic experience in Namib Desert Park (par of Namib Naukluft National Park) it was time to head towards Sossusvlei – in response to a call for help! Our dear friends Noel and Ping have been travelling the … Continue reading

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Along the Skeleton Coast

We finally reached the sea!  The vast Atlantic Ocean.  We had descended  about 900m over more than 100 km from the plateau to Henties Bay, a charming seaside town.  It seemed to be mainly retired people living there, and holiday … Continue reading

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