One of the items on my bucket list was to visit Africa. Check it off. My wife and I, along with a friend, visited South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. What a fantastic trip. The wildlife photography opportunities were amazing.
Even though it was more than 24 hours to get there and more than 24 hours to get back with transfers and layovers (and I don’t sleep on planes) I found myself wanting to plan another trip to Africa. We saw well over 100 species of birds (I photographed many of them) and almost all of the animals we hoped to see.
We did not see painted dogs, hyenas, or a cheetah in the wild. We did see Sylvester, a cheetah in captivity but I don’t think he was in a very good mood.
By the way, we took a traditional tour, not a photo tour. I can’t imagine what a photo tour would be like. I can’t wait for Kenya and Tanzania next.