This country in southern Africa is one of the most sparsely populated countries on the planet. Dominated by arid desert landscapes, Namibia is home to the oldest desert in the world and a range of incredible wild animals.
Namibia. This vast country situated on the south west coast of Africa is like nowhere else on earth. This incredible country is three times the size of the UK but has a population of only 2.5 million people, making it one of the most sparsely populated countries on the planet. As a result, it’s a… Read More
Friday, 23 February 2018
After booking my flights to Namibia (a horrible, stressful experience which you can read about here), it’s now time to consider what car to rent for my 2-week road-trip round this fantastic African country. If you are road-tripping around any country, your vehicle is arguably more important than your accommodation as it will be taking… Read More
Sunday, 24 September 2017
A couple of years ago I took the plunge and booked my first volunteer trip in Africa. Not only was I going to be volunteering in a completely alien country to me but I was going to be doing it solo. I booked to volunteer at a wildlife sanctuary through a third-party website who didn’t… Read More
Sunday, 8 April 2018
A 2-Week Namibia Road-Trip
I planned a 14-day self-drive road-trip around Namibia in a 4×4 with a roof-top tent. The journey took me from Namibia’s capital city of Windhoek all the way to Etosha National Park in the far north before travelling southwards along Namibia’s coastline, passing through Damaraland, The Skeleton Coast and the Namib Desert.
I have written in-depth blog posts about my experience self-driving round Namibia. You can view a full list of blog posts about this trip here.
I sat with my face pressed against the glass of the aeroplane, my camera in hand. I could feel my heart pounding with excitement as my eyes soaked in the vast landscape below. The world underneath us was a very different world from that which I had come from. There wasn’t a settlement in sight… Read More
Monday, 20 November 2017
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
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
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
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
Volunteering at N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary
I volunteered at a wildlife sanctuary located on the outskirts of Windhoek for a couple of weeks. The sanctuary stands on the frontier of conservation in Namibia with countless projects aimed at looking after Namibia’s wildlife.
I have written a couple of travelogue-style blog posts on my experience volunteering at the sanctuary. You can view a full list of them here.
This is a travelogue, a personal essay from my time volunteering in Namibia. This piece delves into my experience travelling solo for the first time, detailing my thoughts and fears just before the trip all the way to my arrival. The names and descriptions of people in this piece have been changed for privacy. You… Read More
Sunday, 9 October 2016
This is a travelogue, a personal essay from my time volunteering in Namibia. This piece delves into my experience taking part in one of my absolute favourite activities at the wildlife sanctuary I was volunteering on – taking a caracal for a walk! I’d like to point out here whilst this experience was completely ethical,… Read More
Saturday, 22 October 2016
This is a travelogue, a personal essay from my time volunteering in Namibia. This piece delves into my experience of looking after an orphaned baby baboon for the night. The names and descriptions of people in this piece have been changed for privacy. You can read more personal essays from this trip here. For more… Read More
Tuesday, 1 November 2016