My husband and I started our overland journey through Southern Africa in January 2019.
During this time we drove more than 23 000 kilometers navigating our way through 6 countries while living in our Land Rover Defender named @mkulu_the_landy. We camped at more than 60 campsites, visited multiple wildlife reserves and national parks, where sometimes campsites were very remote and far from civilization.
For the most part of our trip, we had limited cellphone coverage and internet access. On the days we did, we’d set out time to catch up on admin, connect with family and friends and do some trip planning.
Whether online or offline we relied on some very nifty apps to help us through our journey. These are our must-have apps for Overlanding Africa:
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.
My husband and I are planning an overland trip in 2019 and during this trip we will need to live in our trusty Land Rover Defender for more than 5 months. Crazy I know, but is it really? There has been a massive uptake in the van life movement the past few years, these are young couples and families who want to keep life simple and live a mobile lifestyle.
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is famous for it’s red sand dunes, black maned lions and exceptional wildlife photography opportunities. It has become a very popular safari destination for travellers looking for a more rustic and down to earth experience. If you are planning to visit the Kgalagadi, here are some tips before you go.
We are off on another adventure and this time it is a 5 day camping safari in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
We haven’t been to the park since last winter, and packing for a safari in winter and packing for a safari in summer will deliver two different suitcases. If you want see what to pack for winter safari, read my post here.
It’s in the midst of summer now, and summer months in the Kalahari delivers a dry heat with temperatures reaching up to 40 degree Celsius during the day with the occasional thunder shower in the late afternoon. If you are camping, there is no hiding from both so it’s best you are well prepared.
In a few days, I will be visiting one of my favorite national parks for another eventful safari and it’s time decide what to pack.