So, in sticking with the 99% for this post, Before I'm Pushing Up Daisies, I'd like to go on an African Safari.
There is so much variety in what can be called an "African Safari" so I'm going to outline exactly what my ideal safari would include.
|Map of Areas of Africa I'd like to Visit|
A few different parks and areas I'd like to visit are:
1) Lake Manyara Park. Lake Manyara is a shallow water freshwater lake and said to be the ‘loveliest lake in Africa’. Lake Manyara is teeming with wildlife, and there are also night tours run by many companies in the area.
2) Serengeti National Park. One of the largest game reserves in all of Africa, and home to the "Big 5" of the African Continent: the Lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros, as well as cheetahs, primates and large herds of zebras and gazelles.
3)Tarangire Park, which is home to large, magnificent herds of elephants in Tanzania.
4) Oldupai Gorge. This is the famous site where the Leakeys discovered millions of years old hominid remains.
6) Mount Kilimanjaro. I'd not likely be able to climb this incredible mountain, but I'd like to experience the sheer size and breadth of it up close and personal.
There is so much more than just encountering animals and taking pictures on a safari, there is history, culture and a whole continent of people completely foreign to what we see in North America. When in Africa, if given the chance, I'd really appreciate the opportunity to connect with some of the native tribes of the continent such as the Hadzabe Tribe and the Datooga Tribe, two very fascinating tribes who have stuck to their primitive lifestyles and beliefs.
There is so much to do and see in Africa that I'm not sure I'll get the chance to do everything I want to while I'm there, however I am certain that it will be a remarkable and eye-opening experience the likes of which I have never experienced before and will likely never experience again.
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