The first 1.5 weeks of the trip will be spent in the deserts of Tanzania where we’ll be off on safari looking for giraffes to pet and elephants to ride. It’ll be a real “rough and tough” kind of adventure but that’s my kind of trip! I was never one for the “sit at a beach all day and do nothing” kind of vacationer (a cruise trip was the worst vacation I ever took as I was bored out of my mind) so I’m super excited!
You might be wondering why we’re having our honeymoon so long after the wedding. Well, it was no accident. We timed our vacation so that we’re there right in time for the Great Migration! The annual
Great Migration of wildebeest and other grazing herbivores across the
Serengeti-Mara ecosystem is one of the greatest spectacles in the
natural world. Over two million herbivores partake in this journey,
with about 200,000 zebra and 500,000 gazelle behind one-and-a-half
million wildebeest. I’m imagining that this will be like something out of the Lion King. 🙂
After 9 days on safari, we will be spending the last 3 days on the tropical island of
Zanzibar. This is probably going to be more like your traditional honeymoon spot as I’ve read that there’s nothing but amazing secluded beaches, amazing scuba diving and snorkeling, and even straw huts sitting on top of the water. Adrian and I will definitely be snorkeling it up and hopefully doing some of our first ocean dives too.
Wish us luck in Africa!! In the meantime I have a few scheduled posts prepared (including a whole wedding series coming up!) so please stay tuned!