Tag Archives: southern Africa

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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A magical day in Etosha

That first night in the park (and I think the second too!) I froze. The answer to “how cold can it really get in Africa in Winter?” is VERY! Despite a very good quality winter sleeping supposedly temperature rated 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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On my own … part 2

Up early the following morning, I faced a long day of driving to reach Hermanus. Before setting off from Bun Clody in Hanover, I gave a guided tour of the vehicle to my wonderful hosts and my new friend Mfundiso … Continue reading

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On my own … part 1

After many months of dithering about what to do with the vehicle, it seemed that returning the vehicle to the UK was the best alternative. As Viking Explorer had already returned to corporate life, the task was left to me … Continue reading

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Final budget summary – Africa

After much work, we finally have put together a budget summary from our amazing adventure.  We hope that you find it helpful in planning your own African adventure. As a reminder, our adventure was broken into 2 stages: Stage I: … Continue reading

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Apartheid Museum

For years we have wanted to visit the Apartheid Museum, and we made it a priority this time.  It is an enormous museum, and while they suggest setting aside 2 hours for a visit, that certainly wasn’t nearly enough. The … Continue reading

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