I have become infatuated with Africa. Absolutely enamored with the culture, geography, and history that surrounds it. I may meander away and fantasize about other expeditions abroad, but I always come back to Africa. I want it to be my first real trip outside of this country. (When you live this close to Canada it doesn't really count. Sorry eh?)
Surprisingly enough most travel packages were easily customized. It is reassuring to know that I could have something other than a cookie cutter "dream safari".
So much of Africa is pure. These safaris put you in the center of what is still pure. Cultural tours, Hot air balloon safaris, gorilla hikes, and river walks are easily accessible for a price.
My favorite part is the luxury tents in wildlife campsites. I initially laughed at the word "luxury" used to describe anything to do with camping. Camping is as far from luxury I can think of stateside and I imagined it couldn't be any better in Africa. Until I saw these....
Tented camps with hard wood floors, bathrooms, and balconies is the apparent definition of luxury camping.
I have heard the yell of a captive lonely lion being long, sad, and macabre. I can only imagine hearing the wildlife that is untempered.
Saving for Africa will be worthwhile.