40-something-year-old Kent’s Top 10 Safari Experiences (this trip)

May 29, 2009  By: Africa Adventure Consultants

1. Watching Grady (5) and Tate (4) discover Africa.
2. Grady being mobbed by 100 Maasai school children in Loliondo and his smile as they all touched his skin and hair.
3. Tate yelling, “There’s an animal!” every time he made a spot on games drives. This was usually followed by “Can I stand up?”
4. Tate’s excitement at being able to sit on top of the Landcruiser.
5. Having beers on the deck at Tarangire Safari Lodge as elephants trumpeted in the valley below.
6. Watching young gorillas wrestle in the bushes in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.
7. Having the sun finally peek out, allowing views of Kibo while hiking Mt Kilimanjaro.
8. One perfect day in the Serengeti, catching the pioneering herds of the great migration.
9. Stargazing (celestial not celebritial) in Zanzibar with Kelly.
10. Throwing rocks with the boys and Sombe the tracker.