An amazing journey, by 4WD vehicles, through Northern Namibia, into Angola and back again. Most of the time in Angola was spent bumping and lurching along on tracks which barely qualify as roads, through utter wilderness and extraordinary changing landscapes, seeing almost no other vehicles at all and only occasional villages. The shock of driving on tarmac or arriving in a city (Lubango) after that was strange and immense. We all just wanted to be back in the bush, away from people and traffic and off-road again! We drove through national parks in both countries (Iona in Angola, Etosha in Namibia), with game viewing only a reality in Namibia because the Angolan parks were decimated by the long war and have not recovered yet. We saw fascinating tribal villages and peoples along the way. We had lunch in the middle of lake Arco (Angola) because no rain for 4 years meant it was completely dry! We loved the camping and being in a lodge for the last night felt weird. Bush camping more fun than when we were in established sites! Our loo and (sometimes) shower rigged up by the tour guide often afforded wonderful views while abluting!
We realise that every holiday destination is also someone else's home and that we should leave places as we found them. Find out more about how we incorporate responsible travel into our adventure and activity holidays, and how you can help by donating to one of our responsisble travel projects.