Desert Hideaway

Fraud Alerts: None Avis Fail: #4 Broken Tent: 1 We had to backtrack a little to get to our next destination, the NamibRand Family Hideout, a private reserve that is part of the Namib Rand Nature Reserve. Andy thought we would enjoy this place as it would allow us to enjoy the scenery and night… Continue reading Desert Hideaway

Dune Hiking in Sossusvlei

After the grueling 9.5 hour drive from Fish River Canyon, there was no way we were getting up early for a sunrise hike. We rolled out of bed at 7:30, had a quick breakfast in camp and headed toward Sossusvlei, the inspiration for this trip to Namibia. Ever since we saw an article in a… Continue reading Dune Hiking in Sossusvlei

Fish River Canyon to Sossusvlei

We were heading out to Sossusvlei,  Namibia’s spectacular salt and clay pans surrounded by red sand dunes. Based on Andy’s direction, it should have taken us 7 to 8 hours to get to our campsite in Sossusvlei. And we had to get there before sunset or the gates will be closed. You would think that we… Continue reading Fish River Canyon to Sossusvlei

Quivertree Forest to Fish River Canyon

Fraud Alerts: None Avis Fails: None Another chilly night, another early morning. We got up before sunrise, this time to capture the morning light illuminating the quiver trees in warm yellow and gold hues. As we walked around, we saw families of Rock Hyraxes perched on top of dolerite rocks going about their morning routine… Continue reading Quivertree Forest to Fish River Canyon

Kalahari to Quivertree Forest

Maybe we should just quit and go home while we’re still ahead… After spending a chilly night in the desert, we got up early to get a head start on our drive down to our next destination, Quivertree Forest. But Avis had other plans and this brings us to Avis Fail #3: The refrigerator unit stopped… Continue reading Kalahari to Quivertree Forest

Africa GO

Ever since reading about self-drive safaris in Namibia it’s been part of a long list of  places we wanted to visit. So here we are in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, kicking off the first part of our Southern Africa trip. We are taking a circuitous journey around Namibia.  Our route will take us south to… Continue reading Africa GO