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Luxury bandas and wildlife viewing in Ruaha National Park

After spending a week on Lake Malawi, Maggie and the team headed north to Tanzania for some wildlife adventure. Our first stop was Ruaha National Park – Tanzania’s largest national park. Tanzania is well known for its wildlife and stunning national parks. A word of warning, however, about self-driving national parks in...

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Helicopter safari in the Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta is one of the most amazing places to go on safari in Africa. The Delta is a large wetland area with UNESCO world heritage status. It’s also one of the best concentrations of wildlife in Africa, and is often featured in wildlife documentaries. Although we are avid overlanders, even we...

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Tsodilo Hills: The Mountain of the Gods

After visiting the Caprivi strip in Namibia, and crossing the border into Botswana via the Okavango panhandle, Maggie and the team headed for one of Botswana’s less-visited but most awe-inspiring destinations: Tsodilo Hills. Tsodilo Hills – Mountain of the Gods In the dusty northwestern corner of Botswana, west of the...

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Camping with Hippos in the Caprivi strip

After leaving Etosha National Park, Maggie and the team were fed up with being dusty and seriously dry. We needed a change of scenery with a lusher outlook and luckily for us, the Caprivi was within a day’s drive! Caprivi strip The Caprivi strip, which is also known as the Caprivi or...

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A self-drive safari in Etosha National Park

After leaving Spitzkoppe, Maggie and the team continued on the journey north. Our next stop was one of Namibia’s most popular tourist attractions: Etosha National Park. The itineraries of nearly everyone we met on the road in Namibia included a visit to Etosha. And for good reason! This was Noel’s second...

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Spitzkoppe: the Matterhorn of Namibia

After exploring the red sand dunes of Sossusvlei, we didn’t think Namibia could get more beautiful. But we hadn’t visited Spitzkoppe yet! About 150km (1.5 hours) northwest of Swakopmund lies Spitzkoppe (meaning ‘pointed dome’ in German, but also generously referred to as the ‘Matterhorn of Namibia’). The bald granite peaks are not nearly...

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The red sand dunes of Sossusvlei, Namibia, in pictures

Continuing our journey north from Luderitz and Kolmanskopp along dusty back roads through the Namib desert, we visited one of Namibia’s most spectacular and sites – Sossusvlei. Noel visited the area on his first overland trip in 2010, and couldn’t wait to visit again! The Red Sand Dunes of Sossusvlei Sossusvlei, located inside the Namib-Naukluft National...

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Exploring the desert ghost town of Kolmanskop, Namibia, in pictures

Heading north from Fish River Canyon is one of southern Namibia’s main tourist attractions: the desert ghost town of Kolmanskop. Kolmanskop: a mining town swallowed by desert A few km inland from the coastal town of Luderitz is the former diamond mining town, abandoned 50 years ago to be swallowed by the Namib desert. In the...