Tag Archives: Namibia

Cheetah Conservation Fund

At the start of our week long visit, when driving north from Windhoek to Etosha, we saw the signboards for Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF). I had been in contact with them years before when living in the UK, but hadn’t … Continue reading

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My favourite surprise

Our days in Etosha were drawing to a close. We still had one full day before we started the extended journey back to Windhoek to catch our flight. And it turned out to be a very special day. The morning … Continue reading

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A day of birds

I woke up warm and happy for the first time in Etosha! I had a failed negotiation with Viking Explorer the night before. I thought, being the kind, caring man that he is, he would be only too happy to … Continue reading

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Northwards … Etosha here we come!

I eased into consciousness, snuggled warmly under the duvet. The events of the previous day all but forgotten. Today, we could start on our holiday. Now, we would never recommend anyone to visit Namibia for 1 week. It is just … Continue reading

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Not the start I anticipated

I stood forlornly gazing at the lone burgundy wheelie bag circling in front of me on the otherwise empty baggage carousel. A bag that unfortunately wasn’t mine. Sigh. Not exactly the start I had anticipated to our Namibian adventure. Sigh. … Continue reading

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Budget Update – Namibia

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Namibia – it has been a country African GirlChild has wanted to visit for many years.  So, despite it seeming like a detour, we did a 5 week tour of Namibia, starting and finishing … Continue reading

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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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