Shot and Directed by Rufus Blackwell
With thanks to Safari Drive: Celebrating 20 years of self drive safaris exploring Southern and Eastern Africa.
Music – “Raven” by John Crampton
This video is a collaboration between Safari Drive self drive safaris and Time-lapse photographer and adventure film maker Rufus Blackwell. We wanted to capture the spirit of adventure experienced on a self drive safari so we packed up our camera bags and set off to Namibia to shoot during the rainy season. Over the next two weeks we travelled from the dry river beds of Damaraland, to the oldest desert in the world, petrified forests to extinct volcanoes. What we got was some truly awesome footage. Camping out under vast starry skies and driving through the pristine wilderness, Namibia is a photographer’s dream. Round every corner is a new surprise from the desert elephant to the foggy wilds of the Skeleton coast. To drive your self is to have the independence to truly explore this incredible country.
We shot on Canon 5D’s and GoPro’s. We used a fully equipped Land Rover Defender from Safari Drive, supplied with long range fuel tanks, satellite phone, GPS, fridge and all the bedding we needed. We came home with far more fantastic footage than we could ever fit into this short film.
All footage is available at Footage Search.