As we headed back to the main road, we noticed a group of cars huddled near a tree.... We new that meant only one thing: a sighting! We headed that direction with steep anticipations, and thankfully were towards the front of the pack with an excellent line of sight of a pride of lions, mostly cubs and a couple older females hanging out in a tree. Yes, your read that right.
Despite the extensive driving, once again, we made good time. We stopped for cash near the turn off for Gibb's Farm, and then proceeded to the long dirt drive. We followed the signs and were pleasantly surprised by the tailored gardens of the hotel entry when we pulled up. We were greeted with cool towels [...]
It was a long drive in. As we got closer to our turn off point, we realized we needed to stop for petrol because we wouldn't be able to get any for a couple days. The problem... There was not a petrol station anywhere in sight. We had to turn back. At this point, we [...]
After our grueling journey from Cairo to Kilimanjaro International Airport, which include nearly 4 hours of layover time in the Nairobi Airport, just enough time for a nap and meal, we were in Tanzania, outside of Arusha. We hit the ATM at the airport to get all the cash we could, because despite setting money [...]
...continued. When we arrived at the boat we were greeted with cool wet towels and free juice upon check in. Our large luggage was put in the grouping with the other passengers and was tagged with our room number. We were given our key and directed to our room. When I booked our passage, online, [...]
There is no point in me going on and on about our day to day visiting the main attractions of Yosemite... so, I'm just gonna hit you with the highlights and cover the various activities that are available... Ready? Let's do this. Yosemite as a tourist (not a backpacker) in the month of June may [...]
When my Dad initially brought up the idea of backpacking through Yosemite, I didn’t take it all that seriously. I wasn’t sure how committed I would be because the idea of roughing it in the wilderness was never my idea of a good time. Eventually, though, things began to change. My dad reserved a few [...]