safari, so good

Living in Africa affords one great opportunities for travel, and I’ve been lucky enough to be able to take advantage of that.

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Cape Town from Table Mountain!

My latest excursion took me to the continent’s south, specifically, South Africa, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. I spent the first few days exploring Cape Town and then set out on an overland safari trek from Johannesburg through Botswana and ending in Victoria Falls. I can’t really think of any way to describe it outside of the usual cliché adjectives. Amazing. Beautiful. Stunning. Fantastic.

I won’t bore you with the details, but here are some highlights of the trip:

  • Upgrade to business class on my first leg of the trip (from Addis to Dubai). Leg room! Tablecloth! Free champagne! Thanks, Emirates!
  • Cape Town. All of it.
  • Bush camping in the Okavango Delta.
  • Lions! Lions!
  • Availability of snack foods. Chips, nuts, fruit snacks. Amazing.
  • Our safari nicknames: collectively, we were the Snack Pack, though we each had individual “bush names.” Mine? Wildebeest, because I could never see the damn animals without my glasses. Apparently, they have poor eyesight, too.
  • Warthog meat. Holy delicious.
  • Soweto bike tour. Awesome way to see the township.
  • Apartheid Museum. Intense.

 

If you’d like to see some pictures, here’s my album on facebook. It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime trip, and one I probably wouldn’t have taken if I weren’t living in Ethiopia.

 

Cheers.

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