Hi! My name is Kai Antle, aspiring writer, triathlete, and animal lover. I’m going to be blogging my family’s upcoming trip to Africa for North South Travel.
I have been travelling all my life. My family and I go on vacations at least once every year. We’ve been to many different locations all over the world: The Pacific Northwest, Hawai’i, the US Southwest, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Ecuador, Peru, England, France, Spain, and Italy.
We’ve done some amazing things: snorkeling and scuba diving in the Caribbean and Hawai’i, seeing ancient ruins like Tikal and Machu Picchu, visiting historical cities like Rome and Venice. But we’ve never been to Africa.
Now, to remedy that, with the help of Jane Patrick of North South Travel, we’ve set up a whopping month long trip to Africa, straight from September 1 to October 1.
First, we’re going to be visiting the Borana Conservancy and the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Then we’ll be going to Tanzania to see Lake Manyara National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (including Olduvai Gorge), and Tarangire National Park, as well as the island of Zanzibar. African Horizons Travel & Safaris will be looking after us on that part of the trip. Then we’ll go to Victoria Falls, on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Finally, we’re going to Botswana, where we’ll see Chobe National Park (which contains Savuti Marsh), Moremi Game Reserve, and the Okavango Delta. & Beyond Travel will be looking after us here.
That’s a whole lot of different locations. Between them, they contain a lot of big natural landmarks to sightsee, and many parks and preserves where we’ll see Africa’s famous wildlife. The regions we’re visiting have some of densest concentrations of different species on Earth, and I’ve been led to believe we’ll be seeing animals wandering all over the place.
I can’t guarantee a consistent schedule, but I hope to be posting every few days, talking about what we’ve been doing. These will be sometimes accompanied by photos, courtesy of my mother.
I hope you enjoy reading!