Category: Africa

Off to Kenya and Nairobi

Saturday – September 4, 2010 –  After awaking, our French host Eudora cooked us breakfast. We filled out our safari review surveys online and lodge owner Jonathan let us use one of their computers to confirm our flights. I even checked my email wirelessly on my iPod. Reluctantly, we said goodbye to our […]

Journey to East Africa

Saturday – August 28, 2010 – This morning we had to get up at 3:30 a.m.! It was going to be one of our most logistically-challenging flight days. Thankfully, our concierge Yusuf arranged for a taxi driver named Avril to pick us up the night before at the […]

Down to the Cape of Good Hope

Friday – August 27, 2010 – We began the morning with breakfast at the Bay Hotel buffet. Not long afterwards, our guide Alex picked us up and drove us and a retired Tasmanian couple on the Daytrippers Cape Tour. We toured around Cape Town and saw amazing views […]

Touring Cape Town

Thursday – August 26, 2010 – Upon waking up on Thursday morning, I went to the window of our back-facing room and opened the curtains. I had never seen a more beautiful window view from a hotel room. Seemingly rising above the “backyard” of the hotel, we saw […]

From Zambia to Cape Town

Wednesday – August 25, 2010 – This morning, Jeff and I toured Victoria Falls at our resort one last time and shot some video. Then we grabbed a quick buffet breakfast before catching our taxi to the airport. Our taxi driver told us some crazy stories about security […]

First day in Africa

Sunday – August 22, 2010 – During the morning, we woke up over West Africa as we passed over Angola, the corner of Namibia and Botswana as we approached northern South Africa. Soon afterwards we arrived at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Upon arrival at customs in […]

On wings to Africa

Saturday – August 21, 2010 – I have spent many years dreaming of visiting Africa. Like many Americans, my first desires were to go on a safari and see the big five wild animals and the natural wonders such as Victoria Falls. When I was a kid I […]