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They say a picture says a thousand words, so here is our 2014 in 10,000 words! December 2013: Ringing in New Year’s Eve 2013 in Sydney, Australia Advertisements

Malawi October 21-25, 2014 Sometimes referred to as ‘Calendar Lake’ because it’s approximately 365 miles long and nearly 52 miles wide, Lake Malawi is known for a couple of things; one being its sheer size and two being that it is home to the most species of fish of any lake in the world. And after our visit there, it’s also famous for its lake flies. We spent four nights in Malawi… Read More

Zanzibar, Tanzania October 17-19, 2014 I’ll start by giving a little history of this beautiful country. Tanzania was known as ‘Tanyanika’ until 1964, when it was united with Zanzibar. The country was then re-named The United Republic of Tanzania, which explained the name of Lake Tanyanika, one of Africa’s great lakes.  Lake Tanyanika is the longest lake in the world, second deepest and bordered by four countries; Burundi, Congo (Democratic Republic), Tanzania, and… Read More

Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania October 15-17, 2014 Serengeti National Park with G Adventures I will never forget the initial descent down into the Serengeti after paying our park entrance fees. All you could see for hundreds of miles was what looked like dry grass that hadn’t seen water in months until it met the dark, greenish-grey clouds of the horizon; and although you couldn’t see them with the… Read More

To provide some context before getting into our Africa posts, we’ve included the below map to show our route through East Africa with G Adventures. This map shows our route from Nairobi to Livingstone. From Livingstone, we left our tour group and flew south to Cape Town. For our fellow Canadians, the distance travelled is equivalent to driving from St. John’s, NL to Winnipeg, MB.

Nairobi, Kenya October 11-13, 2014 Once the Captain turned on the seatbelt sign and announced our descent into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, he also turned on the butterflies in our stomachs. In four short hours we had gone from the glitz and glamour of Dubai to the grit and chaos of Nairobi. We were nervous, but prepared. Not just for Nairobi, but the for the upcoming 26-day journey that would take us some… Read More

I know we are overdue with a post about our road trip home to Newfoundland, but we’ve just finished booking our 20 day African Safari tour with G Adventures and wanted to share! Some of the highlights of this trip include finding the Big Five in the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater, hanging out at Lake Malawi, relaxing on the beaches of Zanzibar, and ending off the trip at Victoria Falls!… Read More