Six Months Until My Africa Trip

I realised today that I’m only six months from commencing my next major world trip covering 11 countries over 62 days entered on Africa.  I was reviewing my trip notes and getting excited from the many highlights I’m anticipating.  

Before I know it I’ll be boarding my first ever International First Class flight 🙂  The count down has started.


United Arab Emirates
First class flights with Emirates on Airbus 330-800 (Melbourne to Singapore to UAE) and Boeing 777-300ER (UAE to Nairobi).  Emirates First Class Lounge in Dubai (apparently it is crazy huge and over the top).

The Great Rift Valley. Lake Nakuru National Park and lake, famous for its flamingos. Meet local children at the East African Mission Organisation.  Lake Naivasha, the highest Rift Valley Lake.  The Masai Mara, Kenya’s finest wildlife reserve.  Masai Village Cultural Visit.

The Gorilla Trek – my main highlight for this trip.  Kampala, the lively capital. Lake Bunyoni, spectacular scenery.  Jinja, Nile rafting.  The Equator Crossing.  Chimpanzee Sanctuary visit.

Arusha, the safari gateway.  UNESCO Listed Three Day Serengeti/Ngorongoro Crater Excursion.  Views of Mt Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro.  Pangani, a historical coastal town. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s largest city.

Pristine beaches & historic Stone Town (UNESCO-listed).

Lake Malawi, one of the African Great Lakes, with beautiful beaches, bays and inlets.  Full Day Snorkelling.

South Luangwa NP, Livingstone & Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park.  Zambezi Sunset Dinner Cruise.

Chobe National Park, famous for its herds of elephants. Okavango Delta.  Chobe River Cruise.  Scenic Flight Over Okavango .

UNESCO Listed Victoria Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world.  Helicopter Over The Falls (15 mins).   Rafting On The Zambezi

Fish River Canyon, the world’s 2nd largest canyon. Namib Naukluft National Park – Sossusvlei & Dune 45. Etosha National Park, Namibia’s finest wildlife sanctuary. Swakopmund, a charming colonial coastal town.  Sandboarding.

South Africa
The Cederberg Area and the Gariep River.  The trip home in Business Class with Qantas after 62 days on the road!!

About Nathan

A World traveller who has so far experienced 71 countries in this amazing world.
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4 Responses to Six Months Until My Africa Trip

  1. Wow! Looks like it’ll be a great trip!

  2. akothtutu says:

    How do you fund such a trip is the question i have. The list is very expansive

    • Nathan says:

      Lots of planning and patience. It takes time to save both money and leave plus working out the cheapest way to fly. I look to earn flyer points without any changes, or limited changes, in buying habits and I than boom these flights a year out. It helps to have an employer who allows you to bank your leave and in Australia we get 4 weeks a year. Add to that a well paying job and it’s possible. I’m fortunate to have these opportunities available but I’m also willing to make than happen. Happy travels,

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