I’ve been just about everywhere, well not everywhere, but it is on my bucket list. Actually, it’s not. I never set out to travel to all the countries and continents in the world, but I am glad that I have come this far. My last country count was 88 countries before Africa, and I have been to many countries multiple times. Before becoming a travel writer/blogger, I traveled every 6 weeks of my life for 20+ years as a lifestyle choice while working full-time as a physician. Some people just don’t “get” the travel lifestyle and even sometimes I didn’t get it myself, but I knew I always looked forward to going somewhere!
I was always dreaming about where I would go after getting back from the last trip. After 6 years of being a travel writer/blogger, I still haven’t been everywhere, but there does seem to be one glaring omission: Africa, which is why I am writing this article.
Tanzania Safari: Africa Eludes Me No More
Africa, you have escaped me. Africa, with your safari game drives that have herds of elephants in Tarangire National Park, your sunrise breakfasts on the Serengeti, your big cats, and your great migration of millions of wildebeests, those stunning sceneries of Tanzania that bounce around in my head. You have eluded me. I am not quite sure why. Having traveled to 47 countries in 2016 and 20 countries in 2017, and 15 countries in 2018. But alas, not anymore! I’m going on a 5-day Tanzania itinerary with Shadows of Africa and I couldn’t be happier!
Going on a Tanzania Safari!
I have hiked to Machu Picchu, galloped on camels at sunrise in Jordan, zip-lined through a rainforest in Mexico, rappelled a 100-foot waterfall in Costa Rica, kayaked in the Galapagos, sailed through Greece, floated in the Dead Sea, marveled at the markets of Guatemala, danced with natives in Fiji, rode a luxury train across India and Canada, dived with sharks in Roatan, admired the Old City in Israel, swam with stingrays in the Cayman Islands, gawked at the Taj Majal, roamed the streets of Istanbul.
I went piranha fishing in the rivers of Guyana, swam with Beluga Whales in Canada, drifted down European waterways on luxurious ships, spent the night under the stars in the Atacama Desert of Chile, stayed in the Bocelli Suite in Positano’s Hotel Splendido, glimpsed at the old Soviet Union in Kiev and Lviv, toured the Baltic Capitals, lounged in the beauty of Tuscany, admired Red Square in Moscow, but still, I have not feasted my eyes upon Africa’s National Parks such as the Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, or the Serengeti. But soon all of that will change!
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Best Travel Experience Ever
So looking back, memories flood my mind of all the amazing and wonderful travel experiences I have had. I think the memories are why I do this crazy job. Of course, many outstanding experiences rise to the top… but one, in particular, is etched deeply in my brain like no other:
Back in my younger days, I was making my way through rural Mexico when I arrived at the stunning San Miguel de Allende. Something about that town grabs my soul and twists it around. I have literally spent days remembering each detail of my time spent there. I go crazy for Mexican Colonial architecture, interior design, and the culture of San Miguel. So there you have it… San Miguel de Allende was just one of my best travel holidays – ever. But then there was Ecuador – Galapagos, Greece, Argentina, Manitoba Canada… and the list goes on…
A Safari is a Trip of a Lifetime
But Tanzania, Africa, I am ready to experience all of you!
I can’t wait to write about my very first travel experience on a Tanzania Safari! My safari trip will be my trip of a lifetime. I have been dreaming about Africa for years! So finally my dream came true!
Disclosure: As is common in the travel industry, I was provided with accommodations, meals and other compensation for the purposes of review by Shadows of Africa. While it has not influenced my review, PointsandTravel.com believes in full disclosure of all potential conflicts of interest. All photos were either taken by the author/or were given permission from the photographer. Affiliate may be located in this article.