Ben Winston

Not your average travel blog

Nobody suspects a pigeon….but flamingoes?

We had driven through four landscapes since we left the giant dunes of Sossusvlei. We ambled leisurely through over 120 kilometres down to the coast. Venturing past mountains of rugged … Continue reading

March 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Why did the one-armed man stab the pigeon-killer in the neck?

Side roads, unfit for any mediocre vehicle, lead to places the mind can’t imagine. It’s why we take them. A trip to Diaz Point! Awaiting us was a dilapidated shack … Continue reading

January 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Leaving the sheep for some sand castles

Swakopsmund is slightly different to other Nambian towns. It has a certain charm about it being on the ocean. It’s a bit like Weston-Super-Mare, but it’s down with the kids. … Continue reading

January 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Iconic rocks, OCD nooks and Look! A tree!

Packed around forced-manicured grass; a village of A-framed huts and boxy bungalows are agonisingly, tightly and tidily organised into poured concrete conveniences. All anti-organically strewn around an actually rather difficult … Continue reading

January 3, 2018 · 1 Comment

Hobbits in the desert & checking out the ladies bathroom

It’s as if hobbits built a tiny second home in the desert, with a nod to being OCD and Christian. The accommodation at the border is possibly the most organised, … Continue reading

July 15, 2017 · 5 Comments

WARNING: CONTAINS MASSIVE SOLIFUGAE…..but there is also a squirrel and a viking)

From Xade (pronounced Kar-déh), along a road with more sand than Sandy McSand’s sand-filled pockets after a day in the sandpit, we covered only 45 kilometers in an hour. Penelope … Continue reading

July 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Awkward Nudists! A civilised cornucopia and Tortoise

After the rains, imagine puddles, wet wood, glistening greenery and frolicking beasts – but only for a short while. The sun reasserts it’s magnificence as fast as I can polish … Continue reading

July 10, 2017 · 5 Comments

Mother Nature’s ooze

To a certain degree, the Central Kalahari Game Reserve is now familiar territory. While the weather appears to be so consistent in the CKGR, it is astonishing how different the desert … Continue reading

July 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Fairytales and massive ears

The fourth morning of traversing through the Kalahari began early. The drive was roughly 200 kilometres through more sand and dust and Piper was to be our next camp to … Continue reading

July 5, 2017 · 1 Comment

A shocking privilege

Arriving at the Kutse gate of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve is somewhat of a relief. It’s been an intrepid drive of excitement and expectation, but what’s ahead is what … Continue reading

July 1, 2017 · 2 Comments

To the Dessert! With rabies in the moonlight

Jumping back to Botswana, it has been a couple of days drive to reach, in my opinion, the last untouched wilderness on solid ground: The Kalahari dessert…. And it is, … Continue reading

June 27, 2017 · 2 Comments

We Play God

North of Johannesburg is an area famous for a few hot springs. It’s a local tourism hot-spot and nearby is a group of game reserves, holiday accommodations and “wilderness” areas … Continue reading

June 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

Riddling hold-ups, 90’s reggae, and some slightly damaged chicken

“Swift” would be a huge overstatement – my passport was even stamped twice (presumably by mistake) as I passed through immigration, but even for the exceptionally efficient, marginally friendly and … Continue reading

June 1, 2017 · 4 Comments

A Bangarang!

Deciding to avoid discussing clients and guests of Go Untamed, doesn’t mean I’m extending the same luxury to my  business partner! We’ll suffer together… Bjorn might remind me regularly that … Continue reading

May 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

‘Oliday, flesh wounds, family and a rodeo

With just a weeks notice, I’ve flown out to Malawi with mother Wolfrider to see my sister for her birthday. She and her chap have driven overland from Bristol, through … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Where am I now?

After extensive work and tours through Southern Africa, I’m now mainly in Malawi.
Go Untamed Safaris is now up and running.
Between work days and in the rainy season (December to April); I am planning some expeditions and seek out some experienced individuals keen to be involved.
I am normally available in the U.K. January to March.

For safari and expedition details:

email: info@gountamed.com

http://www.gountamed.com

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