“I had a farm in
So begins Karen von Blixen in the film Out of Africa (and presumably the book that inspired the movie, although I’m embarrassed to admit that I haven’t read it yet). Never in a million years did I imagine that I’d be going on a two-week safari to
We started planning this trip about eight months ago. MIL had talked about the four of us (me, DH, MIL, FIL) going to Africa for several years, but when
Back in October 2006 DH and I purchased our tickets to
The other major hassle was getting our Kenyan and Tanzanian travel visas. In the U.S., Micato recommends that you use a visa service. I called them and was thrilled to learn that they have offices in
The only other thing we had to worry about was, of course, packing. The list Micato provides is pretty vague and not very practical, but I got a great packing list from LyndaS on the Fodor’s internet forum who went on the same safari last summer. She answered all sorts of critical questions, like whether the hotels have hairdryers and which plug adaptors we needed, and her packing list was invaluable!
We received our Micato duffel bags a few weeks before the trip (ours were delayed because they were accidentally sent to
Now, on with the story!