Africa trip route map

I’m going on a five week vacation to Africa!

Normally it annoys me when people refer to a place or thing in Africa as simply “in Africa”. For example, where is Kilamanjaro? It’s actually in a specific country. People seem to forget that Africa even has countries.

However, for this trip I’ve had to say “5 weeks in Africa” because the alternatives sounds like I’m boasting, or are confusing. I could list all the countries, but it takes a long time, and I forget which ones. The trip also spans different geographic areas, so East Africa isn’t accurate, but then saying East and South Africa is confusing because South Africa is also a country. Eastern and Southern Africa is probably the best way to say it.

We fly to Nairobi and stay for a day, then cross into Tanzania for Serengheti safaris, then down to Dar es Salaam and catch a ferry to Zanzibar. After 4 days in Zanzibar, we head overland to Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, with more safaris and interesting stops along the way.

After a few days at the Victoria Falls, we head down through Botswana to South Africa, and fly home from Johannesburg.

That should be pretty awesome!

Daily blogging will pause for a while, and switch to every-other-day blogging. I’ll be writing along the way, keeping a diary, etc, but I’m not going to spend any time or effort trying to blog along the way.

Travel photo blogging will continue, as all those posts are scheduled already. When I get home I’ll have loads more photos and stories to share here.