Monday, September 20

African Trip

Dan from NeverBeComplete is planning a world trip, and Ive been an avid follower of his planning. He mails:

I’m currently planning my African portion and having some trouble deciding on everything. There is so much to see and do. My plan is to fly into Cape Town and spend 2 weeks there. Are there other things that just shouldn’t be missed before doing this? I plan to do some surfing, visit Table Mnt, Robben Island, and just enjoy the coast. After that I was planning to start north and head into Namibia and Windhoek.

Here is what a very basic breakdown looks like, keep in mind I planning roughly 5-6 months for the entire journey:
(Ed: Thats for his whole trip I think, not just Africa)

14days - SA, CapeTown
? – Namibia [Sand Surfing, Etosha NtlPrk, Windhoek]
? – Botwsana [Okavango Delta]
? – Zambia [Vic Falls, Zambezi NtlPrk]
? – Malawi [Lake Malawi]
? – Mozambique
? – Tanzania [Ngorongoro Crater, Kili, Zanzibar, Serengeti (may skip and just go to Masai Mara) ]
? – Rwanda [Mnt Gorilla’s]
? – Kenya [Masai Mara, Nairobi – fly out]


Do you have any tips for Dan on his trip? He is planning to travel on his own mostly, although Ive recomended going on an overland tour group for at least the Namibia, Botswana to Vic Falls part.

What should Dan not miss? What should Dan miss? And should he be taking a laptop along to blog his trip?

2 Comments:

Blogger Mshairi said...

If possible, Dan should go to Treetops in Nyeri (that place where the Queen of England loved). It is quite a remarkable place, built on stilts, in the middle of nowhere and there is nothing quite amazing as watching wildlife come to a watering hole, in the moonlight, in the middle of night. He should take his laptop but remember to keep it stored safely (most hotels will provide storage) when he is not using it.

21 September 2004 at 11:05  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, man. I'm from Namibia (born and bred). I don't know what you think, but Windhoek is pretty hot and coming down to Swakopmund (on the coast) would be a refreshing change. You can dune board, horse ride, camel ride, quad bike, have a dolphin cruise (never tried it, but sure, lol) and many more things along with having a totally different climate from Windhoek. Anyway, Swakop is also a tourist town, is way smaller than the confusion that is Windhoek and I'm sure you'll make at least one friend while over here. There's a multitude of hotels and B&B's, some remarkably placed. Anyway, keep cool, just a recommendation to add into your schedule.

14 November 2004 at 19:05  

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