Since I have so much time on my hands before we leave (in 3 days) for our long anticipated trip, I figured I would give this a shot and see if I can in some way bring you with on our Safari experience. I have absolutely no idea if we will have any kind of internet in the "bush" but at least I will be ready if we do. It is also for myself, so I can document the trip for reference.
As of yesterday, our plans are completely booked, confirmed and paid for. I couldn't even fathom a guess as to how many hours I (well me and Gudrun with Wild-Wings Safaris) spent pulling this trip together, expecially since we have a 9 hour time difference as she is in South Africa. If you are making plans for a long awaited trip such as this, do NOT book 3 weeks before you go. You will want to book at least 3-6 months in advance. Most of the places we are staying only have 8 to 10 accomodations at each camp, so squeezing us in at the last minute has been a challenge. It is also high season.
Although I have sent most of you our general itinerary, I will post it here so if you wish, you can check it out as we go.
The currency represents the "Big 5" which is the main attraction for African safaris. The big 5 includes the rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo and leopard. Most people feel their safari is a success if they see the Big 5. We are looking forward to all of it, that would just be a bonus.