I have wanted to go to Africa ever since I can remember and it was one of the best trips I have ever taken.
Every day I didn’t think we could top what we had seen the previous day but we did and it was the most amazing experience ever and I still look at the pictures every week.
If you want to see a similar itinerary to what we did, it is detailed out on the Africa page of this website
Cape Town is such a beautiful city and we spent four days there plus touring around the area seeing the African Penguins at Boulder Beach, Robben Island where Mandela was held prisoner, took the cable car to Table Mountain, toured wineries in the Stellenbosch regions and still didn’t see everything.
We then went onto Kruger Park and stayed at the Lion Sands Private Reserve in the Sabi Sands area which was having an extreme dry spell at the time. (not good for the animals but very good for our viewing)
Here is a video when we came across a lion family with some baby cubs – we could have watched them all day (and we were so close)
From there, we spent a day in Johannesburg where we visited the Apartheid Museum and all agreed, could have spent an entire day there – it was very sad but very enlightening.
After the big city visit, we flew up to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe after that and splurged to stay at the Victoria Falls Hotel which was just a short walk away from the falls. Also an incredible experience to see from all the different angles.
To finish up our fantastic journey, we went to Botswana to the Chobe River and it was so interesting to see the animals from a different perspective. We did a river safari and since the animals come to the river to drink, managed to get very close to them which was exhilarating.
If Africa is on your list, don’t put it off any longer because you will not regret it.