After a year of planning and a lifetime of dreaming we are off to visit Africa. Visions of elephants and hippos are dancing in our heads. Not to mention the poor zebra being chased by the lion. We are hoping our African adventures won’t include any situations like that of the black and white striped fellow!
Just kidding Mom.
Those of you who have kindly followed us for some time will know we are packing carry-on luggage only for the grand adventure.
“That’s not possible!”
“How can you be away for a month with carry-on only?”
“You people are mad as cut snakes!”
We have heard it all before. This time I promise a follow up post on return of how it is done. With so much in the itinerary there is no time for missing, stolen or heavy suitcases.
South Africa and Zimbabwe Maps and Itinerary
As in usual style of a Sue and Dave adventure, the almost four weeks in Africa is jam packed. Landing in Johannesburg we will spend a couple of nights recovering from flapping our wings in extended flight. We have learned the hard way that our brains are not fully engaged after long flights.
Next on to one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls. In my typical ‘while we are in the area’ planning style, I convinced Dave this was a must do. You agree with me right?
Next up, rhinos, baboons and giraffes. Oh my! The Toro Yaka Bush Lodge in the Balule Nature Reserve next to Kruger National Park, will be home for four days. The accommodation includes an indoor outdoor shower but do watch out for the occasional elephant who likes to take a drink from running water.
I can guarantee if Mr. Elephant has a wee sip while I am in the shower my squeals will be heard in North America. Keep listening.
Following our Africa safari time we will meet up with friends to cycle for ten days along the Garden Route in South Africa. Wine country you say? I’ll drink to that. At the end of the day of course.
Cape Town will find us catching our breath from the African adventures for a few days before heading back to Canada.
Now let’s all gather for a moment to send positive wishes to the goddess of international Wifi. Assuming Ms. Wifi is in a fine mood we hope to post frequently to our Facebook page. You can also follow us on Instagram and Twitter. You may even see some updates here on the blog.
For now my friends pack your bags, lightly if possible. We hope you will come along on our dream trip. Keep an eye out for lions.