Get inspired on Ostrich Trails to go there and explore nature by reading our hike reports. See the world through our trip reports and get motivated to follow our steps and beyond.
We provide you with detailed stories of the places we have visited and recommend you where to stay. Read our recommended books while planning and once travelling. Bring the right outdoor gear by following our advice.
Our Travel Books
While on our adventures, we wrote two travel adventure books about Overlanding for a few months around two countries – South Africa and Botswana.
We roamed the backroads and national parks of South Africa in our trusty (and not so trusty at times) Defender. We climbed misty mountains, camped in empty deserts, sunbathed on tropical beaches, and saw wildlife galore under the hot African sky. Read more about it on our website or on amazon*.
No Footprints in the Night
South Africa was kicking us out so we had to make a plan. ‘What about Botswana?’ My boyfriend couldn’t think of any objections so a few days before we overstayed our visas we hit the road in our trusty Defender and sped north from Cape Town. Read more about it on our website or on amazon*.
Our Adventure Map
Vicky and Tom
Hi, we are the creators of Ostrich Trails, a hiking and travel blog. It is our goal to encourage everyone to love hiking and to explore and understand the world. We recently moved from Singapore to Germany and write about our adventures in our new place and beyond.
Ostrich Trails Destinations
We are currently in Germany and keep you up-to-date with the best hikes and trips this and its neighbouring countries have to offer. Previously we were living in Cape Town, South Africa and Singapore and still have lots of content to share with you from these places. As we are from the UK and the Netherlands, we know some of the not-to-miss hikes for you to explore. We also went on extended trips to Iceland and Sicily and have a lot of recommendations to share with you.
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.John Muir