Ben Winston

Not your average travel blog

Liquid Insobriety, a Deserted Spa, and a little History

Located in the south of Namibia, close to the border of South Africa, Fish River Canyon is the largest gash in the African continent, and second only in the world … Continue reading

September 12, 2018 · 1 Comment

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

Moths, Wild Horses, Desert secrets and a Wookie

I assumed it would be like any other large city – diverse, busy, loud, fast paced, ignorant of the issues beyond its boundaries, and typically isolating even when surrounded by … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cake delivery, an Angel, & Size isn’t everything…

The drive seems long, yet it is only four hours west of Moab and well within the boundaries of Utah. I can see a hot haze all the way to … Continue reading

November 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Romancing the Boy

Nine months prior to me landing in Massachusetts, I had confidently prioritised the main, natural check points on my route. I was saddened that, on this trip to the USA … Continue reading

August 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lust, love and holding hands on a river bank

Due to wild beasts crossing my path or invitations to the crack den corners of the US, I was sure that I would venture off my prepared course more than … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Nature advances on my soul, Devilishly

Missing the sunrise after popping too many sleeping pills, meant for a lethargic start on top of Bear Lodge Mountain. After a rapid drop down to the valley’s bottom and … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · Leave a comment
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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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