Ch1: Namibia

By Vicky · Published May. 30th, 2021 · Updated Mar. 23rd, 2022

This post shows photos from the first chapter of my book, Chasing Ostriches, available now to purchase on Amazon*.

In Namibia we had the following itinerary for our 10-day road trip:

Windhoek ⇾ Etosha ⇾ Damaraland & Palmwag ⇾ Skeleton Coast & Cape Cross ⇾ Messum Crater & Erongo Mountains ⇾ Kalahari ⇾ Windhoek


Fighting giraffes, Etosha, Namibia
Black rhinos, Okaukuejo Waterhole, Etosha, Namibia
Okaukuejo Waterhole
Hyena, Etosha, Namibia
Lions, Etosha, Namibia
Elephants, Olifantsrus, Etosha, Namibia
Olifantsrus Rest Camp Hide
Dolomite Camp, Etosha, Namibia
Dolomite Camp

Damaraland & Palmwag

Hoada Campiste, Damaraland, Namibia
Evening at Hoada Campsite
Grootberg Lodge Valley View, Damaraland, Namibia
Pool at Grootberg Lodge
Palmwag, Namibia
Desert elephants, Palmwag, Namibia
Desert elephants in Palmwag

Skeleton Coast & Cape Cross

Road trip through Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Skeleton Coast
Seals, Cape Cross, Namibia
Seals at Cape Cross
Camping, Cape Cross, Namibia
Camping at Cape Cross

Messum Crater & Erongo Mountains

Jackals, Messum Crater, Namibia
Jackal cubs in Messum Crater
Welwitschia, Messum Crater, Namibia
Welwitschia in Messum Crater
Erongo Mountains, Namibia
Ameib Guesthouse


Rhinos, Kalahari, Namibia
Rhinos at Bagatelle Kalahari Lodge

About the Book

Ever since I learnt that people drive around Africa in 4x4s, sleeping in rooftop tents for months at a time, I dreamed of joining them. My obsession became reality in January 2020, when together with my boyfriend I bought a 20-year-old dark blue Land Rover Defender. She’s called Nyala. After a few test weekends to check out the car, we were ready to go.
Coronavirus struck. Borders closed, hard lockdown began. Our plans to spend six months overlanding through southern Africa were put on hold. Fast-forward six months, and we were ready to go again.
Chasing Ostriches chronicles this journey of exploration through South Africa. We roamed the backroads and national parks 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.
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. 

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