Africa Preview

Wednesday, 21 May 2014
James and I along with his mom and dad are heading to Africa to celebrate our 35th birthdays! I am so excited. Right now we are going over our packing lists and buying things like: safari shirts with SPF in them (!!). I've been to South Africa (Port Elizabeth, Gansbaai, Knysna) but not to places like Botswana.

First, we'll be staying at Selinda Camp in canvas tents with thatch roofing. (I'm not sure how I feel about this but it will be an ADVENTURE. That's for sure.) We'll also go to Xigera Camp in the Moremi Game Reserve on Paradise Island and another camp that is south-east of the Okavango Delta. This is what the "rooms" look like in the camps.

Image from The Wild Source.

Our guide for the photography safaris is Grant Atkinson. He has an amazing website and you can like him on Facebook if you love seeing cool photos of wild animals. James has met Grant before and chose him because of his expertise on the behavior of African animals. My pictures will look like they are taken by a 2nd grader compared to James' but I hope to snap some fun ones of the "big kitties" to share with you here.

After the safaris, James has booked a little beach-time relaxation (woohoo!) for just the two of us in the Bazaruto National Park on Benguerra Island in Mozambique. I cannot express my excitement about this trip. I have a journal at the ready to write about the sounds, sights, thoughts, feelings, that come up during our trip. Of course, I'll keep you updated. I am so thankful to James for arranging such a special celebration! 

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