This post will be an introduction to the almost two months we spent in Africa. I really do not know where or even how to start. I could cop out and say, “OK, I will start at the beginning” but I do not want this to be just a narrative.
Africa, in case your geography is bad, is really big. This was my fifth trip to the continent and I have yet to see but a bit of it.
Our flight from the UAE took is to Johannesburg, South Africa. We arrived just a couple of days after Nelson Mandela was put on life support in Pretoria.
We got to know the Joburgh airport pretty well. Our flight path went Joburgh/Windhoek, Namibia/Joburgh/Livingston, Zambia/Joburgh, then a lot of overland until we were back in Joburgh and flew to Capetown, then back to Joburgh and back to the UAE.
In between all these flights we saw impressive landscapes.
Awe inspiring natural wonders.
More mammals than I could count.
And we were treated to many many beautiful species of birds.
We crossed some memorable lines.
We also got to an end of the earth.
We also drank a whole bunch of beers.
We danced with the natives.
And we spent a whole lot of money.
So this post is just a brief introduction to our Summer in Africa, 2013. I am planning about a dozen more.
Stay tuned and I will take you on a vicarious safari and hopefully you will book one yourselves someday.