Tag Archives: Namibia

Backpacking Namibia: The ULTIMATE budget Namibia travel guide

Sunrise at Dune 45 -- a Namibia road trip highlight

Backpacking Namibia: Top experiences Climbing Dune 45 for sunrise in the Namib Desert Wildlife-watching in Etosha National Park Walking along the rim at Fish River Canyon Camping under the starriest skies you’ve ever seen Hiking to remote rock art galleries in Damaraland Jump to the list of posts from Namibia, or read on for the destination […]

30 before 30 travel bucket list: My top 30 travel experiences so far

This list of things to do before you turn 30 can help you plan your travels for years!

On Tuesday, I turned 30. I celebrated my birthday on the road through Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda. As I’ve been spending a lot of time on buses staring out the window at the East African savanna, I’ve been reflecting on my first 30 years of travel. So I put together this list of […]

Wild Dog Safaris Namibia: Tour Review

Epic desert sunsets. Remote landscapes. Lions, elephants, rhinos, and leopards. I saw all these things and more during my two weeks in Namibia. And it was all thanks to Wild Dog Safaris.   Now, I’m not normally a tour person. I’m a firm believer in public transportation, bumps, dust, crowds and all. I like to […]

Safari Packing List for Women

So you’ve finally booked it — you’re going on safari in Africa. Maybe it’s been at the top of your bucket list for years, or maybe you just decided to go on impulse. Either way, you’re in for a once-in-a-lifetime experience and one of the world’s greatest travel adventures. But what should you bring with […]

Namibia Road Trip: Two-week itinerary

My Namibia road trip truck

Southern Africa is great road-trip territory. From South Africa’s Garden Route to trips through Lesotho’s mountains and elephant encounters in Botswana, your own two wheels give you the freedom to get where no public transportation will take you. And nowhere is that more true than Namibia. As one of the world’s least-densely populated places, this desert […]

Where to see cheetahs: Okonjima, Namibia

Where to see cheetahs: Okonjima, Namibia

Some people book a safari dreaming of seeing lions, elephants and rhinos. Not me. My main concern when choosing my safari was where to see cheetahs.   Why cheetahs? Well, obviously they’re the most adorable of the African Big Cats. But they’re also the most endangered. I didn’t want to miss what may be my […]

Namibia Camping Safari: What to Expect

Safaris are expensive, but you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who regrets shelling out for one

Going on safari is one of the most life-affirming travel experiences on the planet. And Namibia is one of the best countries to do it in. While safaris in Namibia don’t come cheap, they don’t have to wipe out your life savings, either. You can cut costs significantly by camping instead of staying at swanky […]

Kolmanskop Ghost Town: Diamonds & sand

A house in Kolmanskop Ghost Town

The Namib Desert is one of the most harsh, wild environments in Africa. Nowhere is that more true than on the windswept southwest coast — a land of shifting dunes, mysterious desert horses, shipwrecks, and priceless gemstones buried in the sand. Believe it or not, this inhospitable landscape was once home to a thriving mining […]

Camping in the Kalahari: Bagatelle Ranch

A water hole in the Kalahari Desert

The Kalahari Desert is one of Africa’s most iconic landscapes. It stretches across much of Southern Africa and includes a huge diversity of scenery. What better way to see this remote and desolate region than a night of camping in the Kalahari?   You can get deep into the desert after just a few hours’ drive […]