When I was a little girl, I had this idea that since my name started with an ‘A’ it was imperative I travel to all the places in the world that started with that letter. Now, that could be an entirely new blog niche in itself (alphabet travel?) but for now, it’s (not so) secretly another personal goal of mine that compliments my blog nicely since untethering and travel go hand-in-hand.
Australia was a big accomplishment for me, but quite frankly the continent of Africa was always high on my list. Last year I was lucky enough to visit North Africa on my trip to Egypt, and this year I’m excited to announce that I’ll be visiting South Africa and Kenya!
Here are just SOME of the things I’ll be experiencing and capturing through photos and videos:
Kenya Wildlife Safari
The main reason I am going to Africa is to experience the Kenya Wildlife Safari with Intrepid Travel. I’ll be immersing myself in the animal kingdom, staying in the Masai Mara, and getting off the beaten track to meet local people. The Lion King is one of my favourite Disney movies and you can bet your ass I’ll be singing every song from the movie (because I’ve never forgotten the words) at the top of my lungs in my videos.
I’ve already decided this remix is going to be the soundtrack for one of my videos:
But I figured if I’m going to fly 15 hours to Africa, I may as well make the most of it right? So here are some things I plan on doing in South Africa as well:
Connecting with Mother Nature
–Grootbos Private Nature Reserve: Only 2 hours from Cape Town and 30 minutes from Hermanus on the way to the world-renowned ‘Garden Route’, Grootbos is home of the “Marine Big 5” – whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins.
Sleeping in a Treehouse
nThambo Tree Camp: Managed by the Africa on Foot team, this amazing property is located in the heart of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve near Kruger National Park. I’ll be sleeping in a treehouse where I’m sure to see some wildlife and really get a taste of what Africa has to offer.
A Room with a View
Table Bay Hotel: One of the leading Hotels of the world, the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town is set on the historic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and conveniently positioned against the stunning backdrop of the harbour, Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean.
History and Wine
Alphen Boutique Hotel: This 17th century historical treasure is spread across 11.5 acres of wonderland gardens and is nestled in the timeless Constantia Valley in Cape Town, famed globally for wine routes.
Living in Style
Lawhill Luxury Apartments: These luxury self-catering apartments come fully equipped (dishwasher, washing machine, dryer) which as a traveller, is ALWAYS appreciated. It’s nice to be able to cook your own meals and enjoy travelling in-style without the ‘hotel feel’.
I’ll be documenting my experience (whenever I have time to ‘tether’) which you can follow on Twitter and Instagram. But the real stories and videos will come to life when I return and you can expect lots of colourful images and stories from my time in Africa right here on my blog.
Have you ever been to South Africa or Kenya before? Let me know what your favourite experiences were!