The Ultimate Road Trip Guide to Namibia

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A Namibian Road Trip

With all the difficulties it took to buy our Land Cruiser in South Africa, we had minimal time to plan for our Namibia road trip. When we finally had the keys to Charlie, our Cruiser we had three days to leave South Africa, to service the truck, purchase gear, and pack all the equipment we needed to overland Africa for the next eight months. So when we arrived in Namibia is was a massive relief. Namibia proved to be a land of inhospitable beauty and quite possibly one of the most deserted countries we have ever traveled through. It is a country of … Read More

Modernity Meet Africa on the Great Chobe River

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Life on the Chobe River

It was a sad day when we had to leave Namibia and cross the border into Botswana. We had come to admire the desert country during our month there. We felt especially fond for the Caprivi strip. However, we crossed over the Ngoma border post and geared up to explore more of Africa. The brand new Chobe Water Villas were awaiting us.  Cruising into Chobe Water Villas We didn’t miss Namibia too long, though, because two hours later we were crossing the Chobe River and getting our passports stamped back into Namibia. It had been a long day of driving from the Katima area. … Read More

Amazing Photos of Southern Africa from Above

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Africa Photos

Six months ago we landed in Southern Africa with a plan to travel the continent far and wide. Now we have traveled through South Africa, Mozambique, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia capturing some of the best photos of Africa by air. Africa is a continent jam-packed with staggering natural beauty, so we never missed a chance to in the sky. Here is what six months in Southern Africa (with a layover in the Seychelles), looks like from above.  Photos of Africa from the Sky Free State, South Africa We spent three months in South Africa and one of our first … Read More

15 Namibia Travel Tips to Know Before You Go

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Namibia Travel Tips

When we crossed the Noordoewer border post from South Africa and into Namibia we had no expectations. We knew we were in for a month of vast landscapes, chilling coastlines, amazing wildlife, and a unique Africa. Namibia is a country you should self-drive. Which from the sheer amount of rental cars we saw on the roads, is not just our opinion. Whether you are self-driving, on an overland tour, or flying into one of the many desert lodges in the country here are 15 Namibia travel tips to know before you go. Our Namibia Travel Tips   Distances are long We had started planning our Namibia … Read More

A Self Drive Guide Through the Wild Northern Namibia

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Travel Northern Namibia

The Northern section of Namibia is much more varied than Southern Namibia in terms of flora, fauna, and people. Here you can find what is often referred to as the Skeleton Coast, a coastal German enclave, true wilderness, and innumerable wildlife. Our route stretched from Walvis Bay on the coast all the way across the country and to the end of the Caprivi Strip. Stops along the way included entrancing tribal villages, lush green forests, and the famous Etosha National Park. Our last post detailing travel in Southern Namibia ended at the Tropic of Capricorn. So, that is where we will … Read More

Namib Desert Exploring: A Field Guide To Driving Southern Namibia

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Southern Namibia Guide

We drove into Southern Namibia from South Africa and were greeted by looming rock formations and empty roads. The path before us wound through an arid canyon and came up to a plateau. As we ascended out of the canyon the sun began to set. The change in weather created gusts of fiery red sand, that lit on fire from the descending sun. This all came within our first hour in the country. We had yet to make it to a single site on our journey, but we had already come to our conclusion. Namibia is entrancing. Weather in Namibia is not … Read More

Namibia Photography: Exploring the Country’s Natural Beauty

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Namibian Photography

It’s almost impossible to take a bad photo in Namibia. The country may be sparsely populated, but it packs a whole lot of punch for photographers.  Every day we found ourselves eager to explore a new corner of the country. Whether it was the tantalizing sunsets, the unique and sometimes bizarre wildlife, or the captivating people Namibia never left us bored. To many Namibia is a land unheard of, but it is rising as the new “hot spot” for international travel. Even with it’s rising popularity one can even find themselves completely isolated in a far off land. We traveled … Read More

Wolwedans: Waking Up in a Dream in Namibia’s Top Eco Lodge

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The Most Beautiful Eco Lodge in Namibia

What’s your idea of Namibia? If you have any idea, it is likely one of wonder. While images of towering sand dunes, ancient rock formations, wild tribes, desert animals, sand storms, and mysterious circles swirl around your head. All of which are striking elements of Namibia. However, one of the most striking elements of Namibia is not the scorching hot temperatures in the summer, but the serenity. In the desert at night, there is simply the wandering soul and the night sky. For us, we found solitude in Namibia at almost every corner, but one stands out. There are many, many, … Read More