Made it back to Berlin last night, but per usual, I left a little bit of my heart in Africa. Here's a little memory of the Serengeti. I wrote all about how you can do the exact same vacation, and @simbaportfoliolodges is offering a discount to BMTM readers! Link in profile 💙(📷: @theworldpursuit)
Yesterday morning after trekking for a couple of hours in a dense jungle in Uganda , we found gorillas! They tolerated us for an hour, the babies playfully drumming their chests and the silverback surveying his kingdom. You think seeing gorillas would be magical, but I really can't believe how far it exceeded my expectations! This is in my top 10 travel experiences, no question. #traveluganda
It has just been one stunning lake after another in Rwanda and Uganda! This view from @arcadia_lodges takes the cake, though! Didn't stay here, but enjoyed a soda water, a wander around, and a selfie photo shoot #visituganda
"Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road" - Jack Kerouac. This quote (and Jack in general) has always spoken volumes to me about enjoying the adventure with all of its twists and turns and taking in the moment. Pictured here is the Parc de Volcanes in the distance in Rwanda, wearing what has become my Africa backpack - @pacsafeofficial lined with exomesh and with locking zippers. Thanks for keeping my stuff safe for almost 5 years! #sp (📷: @theworldpursuit)
Would you have guessed that this is Rwanda?! This is one seriously hilly country. I think we probably take on a good 200 or 300 turns every time we drive somewhere new, but the road trip through here with @theworldpursuit has been an adventure! This one is from this morning just outside of the jungle where we tracked chimpanzees and saw a whole family with a little baby! Check my Instagram story to see the photo.
Hello from Kigali, Rwanda! Can't believe that it has been almost a month that I've been in Africa, rounding it out to 6 months that I've spent on the continent in total. This is one of the first photos that I took of the trip on the beach in Tanzania during sunrise. My blog post is up about this beautiful beachside lodge and how you can come here too! Link in profile
Back in my element, sitting on the edge of Tanzania, favorite new purse in tow. I'm still such a fan of @pacsafeofficial and have been since I started traveling almost 4.5 years ago. This new purse is light, but still lined with exomesh so that it's slash proof and it's got RFID blockers so nobody can scan my card and passport info. Plus, it's red, and I love me the color red ❤For more on my favorite theft-proof travel gear, click the link in my profile (📷: @theworldpursuit) #sp
Rise like lions after slumber in unvanquishable number, shake your chains to earth like dew which in sleep had fallen on you. Ye are many they are few - A favorite quote of mine by Percy Bysshe Shelley that I always think of when I see lions. It's hard to think of a more majestic creature! We saw this one at around 6:30 in the morning with @perfect.africa end it was cool to see them playing around and so animated before the heat hit! The early bird gets the worm in Africa.
Watching as a family of wild African elephants crossed a river with their two-month-old baby today, crossing so close to the truck, was one of the best wildlife experiences I've ever had! We sat with them for a while, watching the baby trip over his own trunk and seeing them drinking and roaming. The Serengeti and surrounding area has been some of the most beautiful landscape and fantastic animal viewing I've experienced (and I've experienced a lot!). Thanks to the elephant gods for smiling down on us today, and thanks @simbalodges for taking us on this adventure! (📷: @theworldpursuit) #simbaportfolio
That African sun is unparalleled. Finally entered the famous Serengeti today and could not believe all of the wildlife! A lion came right up to our truck! And there were hippos galore, which are kind of my favorite. Catch it all on my IG story! #simbaportfolio
I bless the rains down in Africa - it's been an interesting time traveling through eastern Africa during the rainy season. From watching a flash flood almost take out the vehicle, everything we own, and me a few nights ago to the heavy rains clearing up the sky so that we could see this view, it's quite an interesting adventure. But Africa always is ❤