Namibia Prologue: Africa a decade ago.
Trip Start Jun 04, 2009
18Trip End Jun 30, 2009
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So I said, right, I'm going to do it. Why not? In a nut shell, and I'm going to totally rip off (in the past tense) Nat Geog Traveler magazine's tag line here, I "dreamt it, planned it, and did it".
So here was the dream - travel Africa in an old series (1970s style) Land Rover, seeing wildlife, people, places, and taking loads and loads of photographs. I was going to be the great white hunter, but shooting pictures, not bullets, yeah thats right, the great white hunter. Hey, its my dream, so don't knock it.
So here was the plan - start in South Africa, kit out a 1973 Land Rover for a year-long overland trip that would end with me driving up the Edendale Road hill to my parents house in Barnehurst, just outside of London. I had walked, run and peddled my bike up that hill literally 1000s of times as a kid, and now I wanted to drive up that hill in the Land Rover that I'd just driven the length of Africa in
I pretty much really did just what the plan said, in a nut shell that is. The trip was 24 000 miles long and took about a year. One of the places we drove through was Namibia, and one of the places we visited was the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF). And thats where I'm going in a few days.
I've posted two video slideshows and a video that highlights the first trek 10 years ago. They might take some time to download, but I think they are fun and well worth watching. Enjoy them!
Click here (Hi res) or here (low res) for the super-fantastic movie from this trip.
Click here to see a short movie on the Musi Tribe from Ethiopia - the woman have lip plates.