This post is mostly so that we can remember how we did things next time we plan a trip like this. But it might be useful to someone planning something similar or interesting if you like the practical stuff. It contains some detail on our equipment and our final detailed itinerary as well as an…… Continue reading Self-drive through Namibia and Botswana – the details
1. Single use sachets Sachets are compact, light and easy to pack and dispose of. Single use sachets save you from having to store open ingredients and protect them from moisture and bugs. They are also easy ways to pack small quantities. We found an amazing variety of them, including: – Thai curry paste (not…… Continue reading 5 tips for gourmet camping
Blogged by Anne The Okavango Delta is the star of Southern Africa’s wildlife areas and an important world heritage site. It is the largest delta in the world, and is unique in that the river doesn’t flow into the sea, but rather seeps away into the Kalahari desert. If it wasn’t for a quirk of…… Continue reading Raining cats and dogs in the Okavango Delta
Blogged by David Although we were sad to say goodbye to Namibia after 4 wonderful weeks, we were excited about our next destination, Botswana. Before we arrived in Botswana we knew it was going to be a different prospect to Namibia. The Botswanan government made a decision many years ago to establish Botswana as…… Continue reading Chobe or not to be?
Blogged by Anne After Etosha, we travelled south in our trusty Toyota for a few days in the Waterberg. The Waterberg plateau is a national park with a wide variety of animals including black rhino and buffalo. It is edged to the south by rocky cliffs which house mountain species like black eagles. The area…… Continue reading Try (not) to pitch your tent under a marula tree
After leaving Mata-Mata we headed across the border into Namibia for the long drive up to Windhoek, a resupply point before we headed into Damaraland. At the border post we first noticed Namibian’s attitude towards the daylight savings time that had started a few days before. It seems that pretty much everything in the country…… Continue reading Just deserts
Now that Anne and I are both temporarily (and in my case only partially) retired, there were a few shorts trips in South Africa that we had time to do before we started on our long Southern African road trip (see Local is Lekker part 2). Apologies for the lateness of this post – a…… Continue reading Local is Lekker Part 1