In the Namib desert, about 2 hours drive from the coastal town of Swakopmund lies Spitzkoppe, an oasis of granite peaks towering over the vast desert plains that surrounds it. We spent two nights camping at this stunning location in Namibia and consider Spitzkoppe Community Camp to be one of the most remarkable campsites and […]
Sossusvlei is synonymous with red sand dunes and Namibia. It’s one of the most popular tourist spots in Africa and for good reason, the beauty of Sossusvlei is simply spectacular. This unspoiled landscape which is part of the oldest desert in the world features some of the world’s highest sand dunes and Deadvlei, a clay […]
If you are planning a trip to the south of Namibia, then the ghost town of Kolmanskop (Kolmanskuppe) is a must-visit. The German town flourished in the early 1900s after diamonds were found in the area. German engineering was applied throughout the buildings which included a hospital, sports hall, casino, and even an ice factory. […]
In the remote northwest corner of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, close to Union’s End lies a small wilderness tented camp called Gharagab. This unfenced camp is perched on top of a sand dune that overlooks the vast red Kalahari savannah decorated with hundreds of camelthorn trees.
The Mabuasehube area in Botswana is a wildlife reserve consisting of several pans offering basic camping accommodation. Normally big game concentrations can be seen on the pans and the area is renowned for its lions frequently visiting the unfenced campsites.
People are often concerned that they won’t see any animals when they do a self-drive safari because they don’t have a trained eye or won’t know where to go. It’s definitely not as challenging as you might think. Here are some tips for spotting animals on a self-drive safari.