For the first time in over 2 years, I am overseas traveling a new continent—Africa! Specifically, I am traveling the lovely little country of Namibia (not to be confused with Nambia, Trump's incorrect pronunciation of it).

Namibia has stunning natural landscapes and the wildlife sightings happen left and right without even trying! I fly to South Africa next to see the "Big 5" on safari, but I've already felt incredibly fulfilled by all the wildlife and nature I have seen.

My first stop in Namibia was the Cheetah Conservation Fund. Then I camped in the Sossusvlei region which has the tallest sand dunes in the world and a really unique place to take photographs of 700 year old sun-scorched trees. It's been an amazing trip already and I'm only 1 week into it! Here's a sneak photographic peak at Namibia...

Cheetah Conservation Fund

My Campsite In Namib-Naukluft National Park

Dune 45 Hike For Sunrise

Deadvlei In The Sossusvlei Region

Namibia's National Animal, The Oryx

Exploring Sesriem Canyon


Namib-Naukluft Desert Sunset

Sunrise In The Namibian Desert

Night View Of Windhoek, Namibia

Partying With Friends In Windhoek

There is so much more to share! But it will have to wait until I am back from my trip.

This week, I am on safari in South Africa and then I'm off to Cape Town before I return back to New York. So check out my instagram page to follow along and see more photos or add me on Facebook ("Rikka Deviates") for detailed updates! <3