On the road with Marilyn

Right now, I am guiding an epic overland tour through Namibia and into the Okavango delta in Botswana. My happy group of Swedes and I are travelling in an overland truck called Marilyn. She’s a trusty steed, if a bit loud and sometimes a little grumpy. Just like any old lady really.

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Meet Marilyn!

We’ve now completed the first part of the journey, which was our warm-up. Starting out in Windhoek, the tiny capital of this sparsely populated country (only Mongolia has a lower population density) we then made our way into the Namib desert where we visited some of Namibia’s best-known natural wonders: Dune 45 and Dead Vlei at Sossusvlei. From there, we boldly drove through the stark Namib landscape where less than 100mm of rain falls each year and across the Tropic of Capricorn to reach the quaint coastal towns Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. Right now, Marilyn is getting some much-needed tlc before we head towards Spitzkoppe, Skeleton Coast and Etosha. From there, we head into the Caprivi strip and finally across the border to Botswana and into the Okavango delta.

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Heroes Acre, outside Windhoek

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The Namib passing by

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Dune 45

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Climbing Dune 45

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The stark beauty of Dead Vlei

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Crossing the Tropic of Capricorn

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Dwarfed by the Namib Desert

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The welcome committee at Walvis Bay

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2 responses to “On the road with Marilyn

  1. That sounds like a very nice warm-up, Kat! I wonder what’s coming next!! Your pics are stunning, as usual, and what a beautiful weather! Enjoy with “Marilyn” and the rest of the group!!

  2. Awesome route Kat and a great truck. I spent 14 days living in Marilyn while touring Kenya and Uganda She’s a tough old thing šŸ™‚

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