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For a long time I’ve been wanting to write our first post for this new blog, but for one thing or another I haven’t had the time to sit down and dedicate a couple of minutes to do it. Now we are barely a couple of hours away from our flight to Kenya, but I think it’s the correct moment to make some time for creative writing.
So, we’re sitting at a café and I am counting my last minutes before plunging myself into the African continent. I am very nervous, but at the same time I can’t help but smiling at the prospect of exploring such a different world. I’ve never been to Africa and I have no idea what’s ahead of us; but I’m quite sure it will turn out to be incredible!
The reason behind the creation of this blog is that we want to share all our new experiences with our family and friends. We hope that you, through the pictures and words on this blog, get to know a little of Africa as we make our way into the unknown (at least for us) vastness of this beautiful continent. We will also post tips and lots of information for our fellow travelers, because while I was doing research on the internet I realized there isn’t much out there, and I know how valuable every shred of information about these distant lands can be.
Before I take off, I would like to share a little of what we are expecting to do while our time in Africa. The backbone of our itinerary begins in Nairobi, the not-so-loved capital of Kenya. Then we will take the road west, towards Uganda, but before crossing the land border we will go near the border with Tanzania and hop on a 4×4 vehicle to enjoy a whole day of African safari in the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Hopefully we will get to witness the great wildebeest migration, an annual event during which approximately two million animals migrate from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara in Kenya in search for greener grass and sources of water.
After the Maasai Mara, it’s time to visit Uganda. Some highlights of our trip there will include trekking in one of two national parks where people can still -legally- get very close to mountain gorillas, and also a safari experience in Kidepo Valley, one of the least visited national parks in Africa.
After a month in Uganda, we’ll end up on a plane to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. We are planning on staying two whole months in that country (internet connection permitting!). One of the most exciting things we will do there is taking a trip to the Omo Valley, home to some of the world’s most unique tribes.
So many things to do and see! For now it is time to go, but not for long as we will frequently be posting our adventures and photos on this blog. Time to hit the airport! Africa, please be nice to us 🙂
Written by Daniel