It’s a very good thing that I love trip planning because the time spent finalizing this itinerary has been rather inordinate. And that’s a proverbial understatement.
Not long ago, I posted a blog (click HERE) about just how complicated it is to plan an international trip at this particular time due to Covid uncertainties. Or maybe it’s just because of this destination. Regardless, that itinerary became moot a week ago and a new one was suggested, agreed upon, and flights were changed. Again.
We’re now at zero minus 2 days until departure. Vaccinated to the hilt, results in hand, Covid tested (the first of many for this trip), we are packed and good to go. We hope. Maybe just a bit of praying involved. Our new map is below. It does look like a lot of moving about, but the flights are mostly short within Tanzania and Uganda. And it is fascinating to see the landscape between destinations. As for Kenya, we have a brief layover through Nairobi as they have new restrictions in place prohibiting seeing more of that country. Trip highlights, starting from the lower right:
Tanzania: Dar es Salaam (plane change only) to Arusha (near Mt. Kilimanjaro) to Serengeti East to Ngorongoro Crater.
Uganda: Entebbe, Bwindi Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale Forest (all in the western part).
Back to Entebbe to Nairobi to exit the continent.
Fingers crossed, the next post will be from on the ground in Tanzania. Stay tuned ..