Life & Travels Afloat in our Moody

Aus to Cape Town

Leaving Aus, there is a good road south to the border town of Rosh Pinah. Our original first plan had been to cross over at Sendelingsdrif, using the pontoon ferry, … Continue reading

April 23, 2023 · Leave a comment

Windhoek to Aus

After a couple of nights in Windhoek, it was time to head south first to the Quiver Tree forest outside Keetmanshoep. After a night in a quaint ‘igloo’ we explored … Continue reading

April 23, 2023 · Leave a comment

Epupa to Spitzkoppe

The long dirt road route continued for many hours/miles. Eventually reaching Omanji, the glorious sight of a brand new fuel station appeared. Having filled up, it then transpired the card … Continue reading

April 23, 2023 · Leave a comment

Divundu to Epupa

The route runs alongside the Kunene river most of the way.  The river is the border between Namibia and Angola. Our progress was such that we carried on past the … Continue reading

April 3, 2023 · Leave a comment

Ngepi – Tiger Fishing

Our friends, Daniel and Ezeth from Windhoek, were meeting up with us and the highlight was a day tiger fishing on the river. These fish are aggressive and have serious … Continue reading

March 29, 2023 · 1 Comment


Ngepi River Lodge, on the bank of the Kavango river, (think Okavango), is a quirky and fun camp. One notable feature was the river swimming pool in a submerged cage … Continue reading

March 29, 2023 · Leave a comment

Chobe River and Divundu

Kasane, a town on the bank of the river that forms the border with Namibia, was a useful stop to rest after the mammoth drive from Kwai. It also made … Continue reading

March 21, 2023 · Leave a comment

Kwai to Ngoma

The route crossed a couple of reserves, (each involving registering and payment), and after some 60 kms of soft sand, we arrived at the first gate. There was then a … Continue reading

March 17, 2023 · Leave a comment


Kwai is situated towards the northern part of the Okavango, and is another substantial conservancy run by the local community. It is very flat, and is effectively bordered on two … Continue reading

March 15, 2023 · Leave a comment

Xakanaxa to Khwai

Water buffalo look benign and lazy, but this hides a fiercely protective nature and care needs to be taken around them. Telephoto lenses are highly recommended. A termite mound that … Continue reading

March 15, 2023 · Leave a comment


As we were packed ready to leave, our attention was drawn to a spot about 30m from where we were standing. A pack of wild dogs had huddled up for … Continue reading

March 2, 2023 · Leave a comment

Moremi – Third Bridge & Xakanaxa

After breakfast, the trailer is unhooked, (with a quiet prayer that the baboons don’t get too inquisitive whilst we are out), and we go out on a game drive. (They … Continue reading

February 25, 2023 · Leave a comment

Maun & Beyond

The town is rightly known as the gateway into the Okavango Delta. It is the last point of ‘civilisation’, and the place to provision and replenish. You can get most … Continue reading

February 21, 2023 · 1 Comment

What is it like to do a long bush trip?

There is a lot of planning, not surprisingly. Leaving aside the route and camp bookings, a good 4×4 is essential, like our Land Rover Discovery 4. It needs to have … Continue reading

February 20, 2023 · Leave a comment

Onward to Maun

Leaving the park gate at Kaa behind, we had optimistically thought that the ‘road’ would then be rather easier. Not so, it was just as bad, and another long sand … Continue reading

February 19, 2023 · Leave a comment


This huge reserve is over 200 kms long, and probably about 150 kms wide. The last time we visited, the wildlife was very much in evidence, by contrast to this … Continue reading

February 18, 2023 · 1 Comment

That Long Awaited Bush Trip

Back in 2019, we started to plan a six week camping trip in 2020 through Botswana and Namibia, spending as much time as possible in the bush. It involved working … Continue reading

February 18, 2023 · Leave a comment

Southern Karoo roadtrip

The Karoo desert that starts about 3-4 hours drive from Cape Town, to be visited for the dramatic landscapes. That and the isolation. Starting from Cape Town, take the N1 … Continue reading

November 30, 2018 · 2 Comments

Exploring Southern Africa

When we left England in 2013, our expectation was to be living aboard Freebooter for the forseeable future with periodic visits back to the UK to see family and friends. … Continue reading

November 27, 2018 · Leave a comment