No Footprints: Kubu Island

Elephant grazing in the Chobe river, Botswana

By Vicky · Published Jul. 7th, 2021 · Updated Aug. 22nd, 2022

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

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

From Kasane we drove south and camped at Elephant sands before continuing to Kubu Island. We then left southward to Khama Rhino Sanctuary.

Kasane ⇾ Elephant Sands ⇾ Kubu IslandKhama Rhino Sanctuary

Elephant Sands

Kudu on road, Botswana
Camping at Elephant Sands, Botswana
Two hornbills on car windscreen at Elephant Sands, Botswana

Kubu Island

Golden grassy plain, Kubu Island, Botswana
Sandy road through savanna to Kubu Island, Botswana
Road across salt pan to Kubu Island, Botswana
Person and savanna, Kubu Island, Botswana
Scenery, Kubu Island, Botswana
Baobab, Kubu Island, Botswana
Car and sunset, Kubu Island, Botswana
Sunset, Kubu Island, Botswana
Baobab and rocks, Kubu Island, Botswana
Rocks, Kubu Island, Botswana
Wild horses fighting, Kubu Island, Botswana
Wild horses, Kubu Island, Botswana
Wild horses fighting, Kubu Island, Botswana
Driving across salt pan, Kubu Island, Botswana
Grass and salt, Kubu Island, Botswana
Driving along grassy road, Kubu Island, Botswana
Sunrise and trees, Kubu Island, Botswana

About the Book

No Footprints in the Night book cover from Victoria Stevens.
Available now 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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