London-based architect Carl (Tom Sturridge) has unwittingly fallen into the trappings of a monotonous, corporate lifestyle, leaving behind the idealistic, creative artist he once was. In a bid to clear his mind – particularly with his proposal for an atrium hanging in the balance – he journeys to Africa, hoping of find tranquillity and answers in the breath-taking Namibian landscape, away from the omnipresent city.
Fate then brings him together with the free-spirited traveller Lisa (Stacy Martin), who represents everything Carl has lost. The pair hit it off instantly, and Lisa is determined to convince Carl to stay in Namibia and to live a little. Wrestling with his conscience, Carl struggles to find peace with such spontaneity, instead compelled to return home – if, it seems, he can even make it that far.