Prepping for Africa - Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe March/April 2017

I can hardly believe that it has already been two years since my first trip to Africa. In 2015 I went to Africa with three girlfriends. We flew from JFK (New York City) to Johannesburg where we caught a flight to Maun, Botswana. Chris, from Machaba Camp (and also a friend), picked us up and drove us in the jeep to camp. It was raining when we got there and I was terrified that we were about to spend the entire trip soaked. 

During approx. two hour drive from Maun to camp we saw hippopotamus, giraffe, and zebra! We weren't even technically ON safari yet (in my mind). I was so excited and found myself starring into the bush and straining my eyes trying to will a animal to come into focus!

Last trip we stayed at Machaba camp the entire safari portion of our trip (here is also their Facebook page). This camp and the staff are amazing. So much so, we are headed back in our upcoming trip. We'll be splitting our time this trip between Machaba camp and Meno camp (we have not visited this one before - here's their FB page) - both located in the Okavango Delta. 

I am so fortunate to be sharing this experience with my Momma this year. She really wants to visit an authentic village African village. I know that Chris and his Machaba team will be able to accommodate.

After our time in Botswana we're headed to Victoria Falls in Zambia/Zimbabwe (last trip to Africa we went to Cape Town - separate blog entry, coming soon). This will be the first time either of us visit Victoria Falls, and I can't be more excited. We have a packed itinerary, including: dinner cruise, walk with Lions safari, Rhino safari, Victoria Falls giant freefall and swing, and more! 

I am looking forward to sharing this experience with all of you! I'll be taking several photos and videos while we're there. Follow my Instagram (@Clt_queencity) for live photo updates as I can make them.

Have suggestions or questions about my upcoming trip to Africa?! I'd love to hear them!