Africa travel is one of those things that intimidates some people. But if we can travel here, so can you. It’s a huge continent and the news often makes it seem like the whole place is in turmoil when that’s certainly not true. Sure, there are some places that are no-go, but those exist everywhere. Having current information is key. Africa is extremely diverse, and we are just starting to discover some of its wonders.
I’ve traveled to Africa previous to this adventure with Tim. I’ve been to Egypt, Eritrea, Ghana and Burkina Faso. I can’t wait to return to some of those places to share them with Tim. Ghana was a particular favorite for me. Fifteen years later, I hope it still has its charm (I think it will).
As of December 2018, Tim and I have been to Morocco, Mauritania and Benin. There have definitely been some surprises, like the challenge of a long camel ride into the Sahara Desert at Chinguetti and the detailed beauty of Morocco’s décor.
One of the nice things we’ve come across in Benin, besides the wonderful people, is people that are as big, or bigger, than we are. That means that we can buy clothes if we need them. This was almost impossible in Southeast Asia, except for the occasional t-shirt. It’s also nice that furniture, and airline seats and the like are made for larger people. I just can’t go looking for Tim to be the tallest person in the room anymore. ;-)
Oh, and in Benin, spontaneous bits of music, dance and drumming can happen anywhere, at any time.
After Benin, we’re headed to Togo and Ghana. Beyond that, we’re not sure. We might jump down toward the south to go to Namibia and Botswana and then work our way up the eastern side, through Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia and Sudan, ultimately headed for Egypt. Much will depend upon the timing and the weather.
So enjoy our African travel adventures. We’re happy to have you along.