Cape Town 2.0: Kayaking, Pier, and Paragliding

Kayaking On Wednesday, we went kayaking in Cape Town. The funny thing about these kayaks was that they were two-seater and had rudders. My dad chose to sit in the back and control the rudder, which put me in the front. During the 2 hours we were kayaking, we saw two penguins and a lot…… Continue reading Cape Town 2.0: Kayaking, Pier, and Paragliding

Zanzibar: A Woven Story of Slavery, Markets, Turtles, and a Doozy of a Kite Lesson

We are in Zanzibar I arrived in Stonetown, Zanzibar, on Wednesday night. We checked into Hotel Verde and, by and by, went to bed. The Tour of Stonetown On Thursday, I took a tour of Stonetown, Zanzibar, with a local guide. While waiting for the guide, we browsed the local shops in the old square…… Continue reading Zanzibar: A Woven Story of Slavery, Markets, Turtles, and a Doozy of a Kite Lesson

Climbing Kilimanjaro

Preparing for Climbing Kilimanjaro while in Arusha, Tanzania On Friday, September 2nd, I departed from Amboseli National Park, Kenya, for a 3-hour drive to the Tanzanian border and the Namanga border crossing. At the border, we were greeted by a dozen highly aggressive ladies selling whatever they could carry. as we walked to the customs…… Continue reading Climbing Kilimanjaro

Visiting Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Flying from Nairobi to Amboseli on August 30th The Plane Ride Today (August 30th) I flew in a 12-seater airplane from Nairobi Wilson Airport to Amboseli National Park. The airplane ride was only 35 minutes long and was quite bumpy. There was even one part when the plane dropped a little bit that felt like…… Continue reading Visiting Amboseli National Park, Kenya

The Masai Mara

Arriving in the Mara On the night of Tuesday, the 23rd of august, I arrived in Masai Mara, Kenya. Masai Mara is a national park full of animals and is also home to the great wildebeest and zebra migrations. It is a vast national park with some genuinely incredible animals. Before we dive in, I…… Continue reading The Masai Mara

Nairobi, Kenya

8/21 Visiting a Slum In Nairobi Today I visited the Kibera slum of Nairobi. I took a tour with an excellent guide named Eric, who started OAC Kenya – Tours & Crafts, a nonprofit organization. We started outside the Adams Arcade and continued into the open-air market, where people sold all sorts of things: fruit,…… Continue reading Nairobi, Kenya

Thulani and Kruger, South Africa

Arriving in Thulani On Sunday night, after a 6-hour drive, I arrived at a lodge near Bushbuckridge, South Africa, named Thulani. There we met Charline, our cook, Kelvin, our driver for game drives, and Mbuso, our assistant chef. We ate a delicious dinner of pasta and headed to bed. We woke up the following morning…… Continue reading Thulani and Kruger, South Africa