No Footprints: Central Kalahari

Elephant grazing in the Chobe river, Botswana
No Footprints in the Night book cover from Victoria Stevens.
Available on Amazon*

This post shows photos from my book, No Footprints in the Night, available on Amazon* now.

From Ghanzi we drove east into the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR), then headed out and further east to Rakops.

Ghanzi ⇾ Central Kalahari Game Reserve ⇾ Rakops

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Wild dogs in the sunrise, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Kori bustard, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Kori bustard, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Kori bustard, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Desolation Pan, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Ostriches, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Leopard, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Eagle owl, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Eagle Owl in the Evening
Caracal, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Caracal in the Morning
Springbok, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Running springbok, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Pronking springbok, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Springbok in the sunset, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Muddy wildebeest, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Giraffe, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Fighting Gemsbok, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Gemsbok adult and child, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Gemsbok, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Wild dogs, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Gemsbok and wildebeest, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Giraffe, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Fighting gemsbok, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Giraffe and gemsbok, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Gemsbok in the sunset, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Ostriches in the sunset, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
Male lion, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana

About the Book

No Footprints in the Night book cover from Victoria Stevens.
Available on Amazon*

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.

The Kalahari welcomed us with vast empty spaces and gorgeous wildlife. We spent weeks camping in a true wilderness barely touched by man.

The character of the landscape changed in the waterlogged north but our encounters with dangerous animals didn’t stop.

We eventually returned to civilization after many weeks on the sandy road and I already can’t wait to go back.

No Footprints in the Night chronicles this journey of exploration through Botswana. We narrowly managed to escape being eaten by lions, killed by a puff adder and marooned on the Chobe River.

I came back with dirty clothes, an even dirtier car, and memories to last a lifetime. I hope my book will help you do the same. While on our adventure, I wrote travel journal updates to send back to friends and family, stuck in European lockdowns. This formed the basis of my new book. Available to buy now on Amazon*.

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