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In just 20 weeks we leave for Africa and whilst there is still a lot to do here I have started to look at what awaits. Today is the start of the Easter Holidays in the UK. The school days at Isamilo will be long but the holiday periods will be longer than in the UK. Whilst I know that I will devote some of that time to the usual marking, planning and preparation that makes up the teaching life there will be time and hopefully money to travel.
Many years ago I said to Anita that for my 50th Birthday, I’d like to take a balloon flight over the Serengeti – the proximity of the wildlife park and the date of my birthday ( I will be 50 whilst in Tanzania) makes this a definite reality.
Here is a ‘bucket list’ of things I’d like to do.
- Serengeti National Park
- Ngorongoro Crater
- Gombe National Park
- Tarangire National Park
- Lake Tanganyika
- Lake Manyara
- Lake Victoria -(Easy because we’re living there)
These are all in Tanzania – Serengeti being 2-3 hours drive from Mwanza. Further afield but still within travel time are
- Mt Mulange (Malawi)
- Zomba Plateau (Malawi)
- Victoria Falls (Zambia)
- Masai Mara (Kenya)
- Bwindi Forest (Uganda) – Mountain Gorillas
- Kigali Memorial Centre (Rwanda)
The first two are in Anita’s old stomping ground of Malawi.
I’d also like to visit Mozambique or even the Comoros – both intrigue me.
I’m sure that when I’m out there new ideas will come and new places added – we’ll just have to wait and see.
Any suggestions welcome.