Why Should I Travel to Africa?

Why Travel to Africa?

In 2018, When I started telling people about my upcoming trip to travel to Africa, I got a lot of puppy dog looks. You know when you’re talking to a dog and it cocks its head and lifts its ears and gives you that look like “What are you saying?”. I only had one person say to me “You’re crazy”. Most just thought it. Some were intrigued but most just had a preconceived notion that Africa is dangerous and full of diseases.

Travel to Africa to see Cape Buffalo
The Cape buffalo is one of the most dangerous animals in Africa but it is perfectly safe to view them from a safari vehicle.

My passion is wildlife and where else could I find the most magnificent creatures on earth in one place other than Africa? If you’re looking for adventure and a trip of a lifetime, look no further than Africa.

Kenya and Tanzania

My first trip in 2018 was to Kenya and Tanzania. I was amazed at how close we could get to some of the animals from the safari vehicle. The guides really seemed to love their job and sharing their knowledge of Kenya and Tanzania. It was truly the trip of a lifetime!

Namibia and Botswana

My next trip this summer 2020 will be to Namibia and Botswana. I’m excited to see the oldest desert in the world and hopefully climb to the top of Dune 45. I’m also hoping to see the endangered African wild dog. And maybe with a whole lot of luck I’ll see the elusive and endangered Pangolin.

Africa is an amazing continent with beautiful people. I did not find it to be dangerous and certainly not disease infested. Of course, like any foreign country do your research, don’t venture out into unknown areas, get your recommended vaccines, and take your Malaria meds!

Travel to Africa to see the Maasai tribe  in Kenya
The Maasai people were very welcoming and friendly

Still interested? Check out my 2018 trip and view my itinerary for 2020.

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