Traveling While Plant Based and Gluten-Free in Namibia: Part Two


At this point, our truck was a hot mess. It looked like an actual packrat lived up in there.
A watering hole not far from our room in Etosha National Park. This was right before a bunch of animals came for an evening drink. We sat and looked at this for a long time. It was really quiet and, with the heat of the day gone, it was one of the most peaceful places I have ever experienced. This was at the Okaukuejo Resort. It wasn’t fancy, but it was a good stopping place to see lots of animals.
Potatoes, zucchini, carrots, and broccoli for dinner. I asked the cook to skip the butter. It was not a delicious meal, but I was grateful for the plate of veggies!
Some granola with blueberries and soy milk before our early morning safari. I had to get creative with our bowl situation. Looking back, it would have been helpful to buy two bowls in the capital before we started our road trip, but we made it work anyway!
This room had a fridge, so we could keep our perishable food in our room. Thankfully, no ants.
After our safari, it was time for breakfast. All of the lodges we stayed in offered complimentary breakfast, but there weren’t typically plant based and gluten-free options other than fruit. So, I always brought granola or cornflakes and non-dairy milk to dining areas. When I asked for some fruit at Okaukuejo Resort they brought me this bowl of watermelon and grapes with what seemed like a whole can of pineapple, including the syrup. I poured out the liquid, rinsed the fruit in water, and enjoyed it.
A zebra on the side of the road to our next destination.

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  1. Julia W on May 9, 2022 at 12:06 pm

    Wow! Love it! I heard your podcast and the story of the zebra peeing for 7 minutes. Not to be a weirdo, but I wish you had a video of that lol.

    • Julia W on May 9, 2022 at 12:07 pm

      Not zebra, giraffe! I can’t edit my comment.

  2. Sarah P on May 11, 2022 at 6:10 am

    How Absolutely wonderful to have you take the time to share your trip with us! Your photos are beyond divine especially that beautiful woman with her majestic smile. Love your attitude and gratitude. 💜💙❤️

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