A Day in the Life of the San Bushmen

A Day in the Life of the San Bushmen

Post-Etosha, we were to spend two nights at Roy’s Camp in Grootfontein, Namibia. Quite frankly, it was two nights too many. There were no optional activities and nothing to do at the campsite except for drink (which I’m not really into when traveling). Intrepid really...
Game Drive: Etosha National Park

Game Drive: Etosha National Park

Declared Etosha National Park in 1967, this game park is 22,270 km2 and home to 114 mammals (excluding buffalo). I was psyched, but worried that our rainy weather would scare away the wildlife. Etosha means “Great White Place,” named after the giant salt pan in the...
Stunning Spitzkoppe Sunset

Stunning Spitzkoppe Sunset

Bush camping. If you’re up for it, you MUST bush camp at Spitzkoppe. After driving for a bit, we set up camp and immediately took off to go wander all of the rock formations surrounding us. After observing some ancient Bushmen paintings nearby our campsite, we began a...
That Time I Ate a Caterpillar in a Township…

That Time I Ate a Caterpillar in a Township…

I hadn’t had time to visit a township in South Africa, so I made it a priority in Swakopmund. Our guide, Nico, was fantastic, funny, and knowledgeable; although he spoke perfect English, he was from the Damara tribe. He explained that Swakopmund is divided into 3...
Smelly Seal Colony: Cape Cross

Smelly Seal Colony: Cape Cross

“Smelly seal colony,” that’s the unofficial name for Cape Cross. Cape Cross, founded by the Portuguese, happens to be the biggest seal colony in the world, with approximately 80,000 Cape Fur seals. In the protected area, you are bound to see everything: smelly seals,...