The best of 2016

Our 2016 highlights reel

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Self-drive through Namibia and Botswana – the details

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

5 tips for gourmet camping

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

Try (not) to pitch your tent under a marula tree

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

Not too far from the beaten track

Blogged by AnneĀ  Kaokoland is the province in the far north west corner of Namibia, bordering Angola. It is known for very challenging roads, largely 4×4 only and impassable in the rainy season. A number of areas (such as the Marienfluss) are tricky to reach without some difficult driving such as the notorious Van Zyl’s…… Continue reading Not too far from the beaten track