Elephants and Etosha

Heading towards Namibia’s Etosha National Park, we came across these amazing baobab trees. Their trunks looked like elephant skin. Speaking of elephants, when Dag spotted this pile of dung he screeched to a halt to check it out. He had spied what he thought was a pile of acacia seeds, and he was proved correct. […]

Irresistibly beautiful Mowani

We were driving deeper into Damaraland, across ruggedly beautiful and remote areas. We were relieved to find this gas station in the middle of nowhere and filled up ‘The Beast,’ not knowing where the next one might be. Reaching our campsite at Mowani, I was lost for words. It was set amongst granite boulders with […]

Ancient Art in the Burning Mountain

Now I know what a ‘washboard road’ feels like! Driving towards the mountain range called Brandberg certainly shook us about, but the views and the sense of absolute isolation were worth it. Brandberg stretches for 30 kilometres and encompasses the highest mountain in Namibia, Konigsstein, which rises to 2573 metres. The original Damara word for […]

Namibia and Botswana from the Roof!

Elephants and Style   Last September, we joined our Hidden Places group for the first part of their Namibia Luxury Safari. After we waved them goodbye in Swakopmund, Dag and I embarked on a journey across Namibia and into Botswana. Our home for the next three weeks would be a 4×4 Land Cruiser – which […]

How to Help Kerala

Beautiful, gentle Kerala, has suffered a big disaster, caused by the worst flooding in a century. Huge numbers of people have been displaced and many have lost their lives. We have been keeping in close contact with our colleagues there – over the years we have developed strong friendships with them and have got to […]

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