Sunday, September 20, 2009
On November 19th, 2009, we leave Australia to begin our journey through Africa. We are flying to Johannesburg (via Singapore and Abu Dhabi) then travel overnight by train to Cape Town the next day. After 5 days in Cape Town we return by train to Jo'burg and join our tour group with a company called Kumuka. The next day we leave Jo'burg on a 29 day overland trip (Kumuka's 'Africa in focus' tour) driving through South Africa, Botswana (Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park) then into Zambia at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe to see Victoria Falls. After 3 days there we travel through Zambia into Malawi, where we will spend 5 days (and visit some of our Church assemblies there). Tanzania is next with a drive across to Dar es Salaam on the coast. We catch a ferry across to Zanzibar for 3 days then back to Dar es Salaam before driving across Tanzania to the Ngorongoro crater national park. On Christmas day we cross the border into Kenya, visiting several lakes and parks before arriving at Nairobi. Two days later we fly into Ethiopia where we will spend 3 weeks traveling by road up into the highlands, visiting our adopted sons extended family and seeing the beautiful Simien mountains. After a flight back to Jo'burg we complete our trip with 3 nights in Dubai on the way home!